Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 24
  1. #1
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 76,622, Level: 86
    Level completed: 4%, Points required for next Level: 1,728
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    cyfan964's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    4 blocks from the Jack
    Posts
    4,655
    Points
    76,622
    Level
    86
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 187
    Given: 353

    We ARE improving.

    Just a few things I took away from the game today. Having competition for the starting running back spot makes ALL of our running backs better. We didn't have this in the past when Stevie was guaranteed to be the starter every single week. I know it has been said previously and it is almost football common sense, but if you can't run the football it is nearly impossible to win unless you pass every down (see Texas Tech). The problem with passing every down is if you are off one game or the defense is shutting down the pass.... you lose (see Texas Tech). Being 2-dimensional it is necessary to run the football. We did that today and that is why we finally scored some points. We moved the ball because they had to respect Robinson. Also, I wish just for once we could stop someone on third down. If someone had a statistic of what opponents third down completion percentage is I would love to hear it. We couldn't stop a kitten from getting 3 yards on third down. I don't know if this is contributed to us not wanting to give up a bomb, but we have to be more tenacious on third down. We ARE improving though. We're moving the ball and we're gang tackling. In the past we had one guy to make a tackle and if he missed it was see you later. This year I am impressed that we have 2 -3 guys in on every tackle. We ARE improving and I am curious to see how well we finish off the season.


    Now that MBB is back, do we still have to pretend that WBB matters?

    -acgclone

  2. #2
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 44,988, Level: 65
    Level completed: 57%, Points required for next Level: 562
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    cmoore_23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny, IA
    Posts
    4,439
    Points
    44,988
    Level
    65
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 11
    Given: 33

    Re: We ARE improving.

    just the fact that the last 2 games we have been right there with 2 top 15 teams is awesome.. now we just need to finish.. def better then the early in the year


    Iowa State: Anyone who's a true college basketball fan needs to see a game at Hilton Coliseum. Nice is in the DNA of Iowans and the fans here are particularly gracious -- even when the home team loses but gives a great effort, they are appreciative.

    ESPN.com picked Hilton Coliseum as the "Hot Arena" in the Big 12...coaches in the league noted that, "regardless of talent, the Cyclones have a home court like no other."

  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 51,848, Level: 70
    Level completed: 50%, Points required for next Level: 702
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    AirWalke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    5,799
    Points
    51,848
    Level
    70
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 38
    Given: 22

    Re: We ARE improving.

    The result today is about what I expected. The offense definitely surprised me today. They played about to how they're supposed to have been all year, but it was definitely a big improvement over any of the games since the Toledo game.


    Go Sssssssssyclones!

  4. #4
    Rookie
    Points: 14,071, Level: 36
    Level completed: 3%, Points required for next Level: 779
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran10000 Experience Points
    clonefromNE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Lawrence
    Posts
    456
    Points
    14,071
    Level
    36
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 23

    Re: We ARE improving.

    So going into next week do you think we continue to improve and get over the hump against Kstate in JTS?


    "You can observe a lot by watching" ~Yogi Berra

  5. #5
    Addict
    Points: 51,848, Level: 70
    Level completed: 50%, Points required for next Level: 702
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    AirWalke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    5,799
    Points
    51,848
    Level
    70
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 38
    Given: 22

    Re: We ARE improving.

    Quote Originally Posted by clonefromNE View Post
    So going into next week do you think we continue to improve and get over the hump against Kstate in JTS?
    I definitely think so.


    Go Sssssssssyclones!

  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 98,829, Level: 97
    Level completed: 89%, Points required for next Level: 221
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Erik4Cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    8,438
    Points
    98,829
    Level
    97
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 794
    Given: 714

    Re: We ARE improving.

    That is the good thing that AWESOME fans will see. It's not in showing up in our W/L column, but we are an improving team, just look at the stats if you weren't able to watch or listen to the game. We need to play better down the stretch of games, but we are looking like a team who could pound team defensively in the future and run the ball down some people's throats. A win over K State is VERY possible next week. Can't wait to cya'll there.



  7. #7
    Starter
    Points: 13,653, Level: 35
    Level completed: 44%, Points required for next Level: 397
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran10000 Experience Points
    Seth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    NOLA
    Posts
    917
    Points
    13,653
    Level
    35
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 11
    Given: 22

    Re: We ARE improving.

    If we were to play Kent State, UNI, or Toledo right now I think we would win handily. I'm still scratching my head trying to figure out how this team is 1-8.



  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 115,897, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    bellzisu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Norwalk
    Posts
    6,541
    Points
    115,897
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 119
    Given: 88

    Re: We ARE improving.

    I really hope we get over the hump sometime this year. One more win would be great. Two more would be better..


    GDMCC Member follow us on twitter @dmcyclub

  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 51,848, Level: 70
    Level completed: 50%, Points required for next Level: 702
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    AirWalke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    5,799
    Points
    51,848
    Level
    70
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 38
    Given: 22

    Re: We ARE improving.

    Quote Originally Posted by bellzisu View Post
    I really hope we get over the hump sometime this year. One more win would be great. Two more would be better..
    Three wins, and this year will be the only year I'll be happy about 4-8.


    Go Sssssssssyclones!

  10. #10
    Speechless
    Points: 460,103, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    brianhos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Trenchtown
    Posts
    40,311
    Points
    460,103
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 638
    Given: 79

    Re: We ARE improving.

    3 more wins and I predicted the correct record. I think we can squeeze 2 more out if we keep playing like this. Gonna be a big one this week boys! We need to be loud, and let the team know we are still with them!

    November is when the real fans show themselves!


    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin 1775

  11. #11
    Speechless
    Points: 787,818, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 37.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    Cyclonepride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    A pineapple under the sea
    Posts
    53,959
    Points
    787,818
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5,575
    Given: 2,495

    Re: We ARE improving.

    We are seeing what I really hoped to see this year. Improvement, heart, new players developing. Enough for recruits to believe Chizik has what it takes. I know I do.



  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 63,822, Level: 78
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 1,028
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    jumbopackage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,482
    Points
    63,822
    Level
    78
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 22
    Given: 10

    Re: We ARE improving.

    Coming into today, we were ranked 101st in the nation in 3rd down efficiency D, allowing 45.1 % (Kansas leads the country with 25.7%) and 51st in 3rd down efficiency O, converting 41% (Missouri leads with 57.1%).

    In our defense, we've played 3 teams in the top 10 in that category (Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas Tech).



  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 98,829, Level: 97
    Level completed: 89%, Points required for next Level: 221
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Erik4Cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    8,438
    Points
    98,829
    Level
    97
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 794
    Given: 714

    Re: We ARE improving.

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    November is when the real fans show themselves!
    Amen Brotha.



  14. #14
    All-Star
    Points: 16,013, Level: 38
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 437
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    kgreeny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,235
    Points
    16,013
    Level
    38
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 6

    Re: We ARE improving.

    I thought we looked real good given that team was tuff was rain




    "I believe the state color for Alabama should be primer," Larry the Cable Guy.

  15. #15
    Addict
    Points: 115,897, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    bellzisu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Norwalk
    Posts
    6,541
    Points
    115,897
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 119
    Given: 88

    Re: We ARE improving.

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    3 more wins and I predicted the correct record. I think we can squeeze 2 more out if we keep playing like this. Gonna be a big one this week boys! We need to be loud, and let the team know we are still with them!

    November is when the real fans show themselves!

    I love November football, but I really hope that it isn't that cold for the game. I think I'm wearing my holloween costume to the game. ISU themed... Have a late holloween party to attend after the game 2 hours away and won't have time to change..


    GDMCC Member follow us on twitter @dmcyclub

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Cyclones.TV
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • September 5, 2015
  • 07:00 PM