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    More 2012 predictions

    It is summer and that means it is time for predictions on the upcoming season. Many magazines predict a subpar season for the Clones, but I wouldn't put much stock in these mags. Often they are written by outside sources who investigate little into a team if they are not in the top-25. A place to trust (thanks illinoiscyclone) is Collegefootballmatrix.com. Their analysis is numerical with no emotion involved.

    They predict ISU to finish 5-7 this season. I think they are accurate in writing, "Iowa State has a very good and dangerous coach but they will serve only to upset dreams of conference foes while hoping to get to bowl eligible."

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    Re: More 2012 predictions

    They've got to prove they can get it done before anyone will predict they can get it done.


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    Re: More 2012 predictions

    If I was in the line of perdicting, this would be pretty close to what I would predict.

    Way better than looking at who should be favored in each game, and henceforth picking us for 2 wins. It's possible, but a 5 win season would be where I put my over/under line if I was taking bets on our season.



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    Re:More 2012 predictions

    My prediction is still 6-7 wins, and maybe 8 if a consistent quarterback with few turnovers can emerge.



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    Re: More 2012 predictions

    it'll be an exciting year bcuz we all know we could finish between 3-9 and 8-4 realistically, but you never know if some things just bounce our way a few times and we pull a few "upsets." Beating teams like KSU, Kansas, Texas Tech, TCU are all possible. none would be huge upsets or really upsets at all imo. OU, Texas, WVU...now those would be our upset games. losing to Tulsa (although yes they might be a little tougher), WIU would be depressing. Its just a matter of taking a lot, if not all of those "swing" games in the middle. A victory over Baylor is really needed IMO, also playing KSU tough but falling short is getting old. need to take them to the woodshed for payback.


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    Re: More 2012 predictions

    I think we have a really good shot at winning 7 of our first 11 games. The home/away orientation is set up well (except Iowa).

    I say we start off 4-0 with two squeakers @Iowa and at home vs tech.
    Lose a close one at tcu
    Get a huge win vs Kansas state. This k state game could be Rhoads biggest game as head coach. Ranked team at home, haven't beaten them in 4 years.. if we win, we'll be ranked the next week.
    Lose at Osu
    Win vs baylor...
    And so forth



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    Re: More 2012 predictions

    All CPR has done is exceed my expectations for 3 years. With another coaching change, I thought I would see 3-5 years of 3-5 win seasons. I was wrong.

    ISU will be 6-5 heading into game vs. WVU.

    ISU will be 7-5 after the game is over.



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    Re: More 2012 predictions

    I'm thinking 7, but I'm OK with more.


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
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    Re: More 2012 predictions

    Everyone know the ISU-UI game can go either way, but if Iowa shows up in force at home ISU has virtually zero chance of winning, I think wvu will have to earn the right to lose against ISU, but k state has to go down this year....that game will define the season imo. probably shouldn't expect to win the first seven no ( or seven at all for that matter) the schedule is terribly tough



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    Re: More 2012 predictions

    I just love the fact that Iowa State has a team that is competitive in the Big 12. Wins (or loses). Plan on cheering loudly for my Cyclones, as I have done for the past 43 years.



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    Re: More 2012 predictions

    I can't complain about a 5-7 prediction. We'll need an upset or two (which I think we'll get) to do better than that. The big thing is no more games like Utah or any others where we are embarrassed and don't belong on the field.



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    Re: More 2012 predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    I can't complain about a 5-7 prediction. We'll need an upset or two (which I think we'll get) to do better than that. The big thing is no more games like Utah or any others where we are embarrassed and don't belong on the field.
    ...possibly



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    Re: More 2012 predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by kilgore_trout View Post
    They've got to prove they can get it done before anyone will predict they can get it done.

    I look forward to the 2013 predictions after we prove ourselves by getting 8-9 wins this year. Go Cyclones.



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    Re: More 2012 predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    I can't complain about a 5-7 prediction. We'll need an upset or two (which I think we'll get) to do better than that. The big thing is no more games like Utah or any others where we are embarrassed and don't belong on the field.
    Yeah, this is the thing I'd like to see changed first and foremost.

    52-0 against Oklahoma, 52-17 against Missouri......just flat out unacceptable. It would be nice to see this season with no losses with 30+ point spreads. And that goes with our 5-69-2 all time record against Oklahoma. It makes me sick. I would like nothing more than to beat the sooners this season.


    5-7 seems about right. Why? Because, like Kansas State, we came out on the winning side of a lot of games that could have gone either way. We were a lot closer to going 3-9 than we were to going 7-5. So I'm not going to be so quick in creating lofty expectations. That will only set myself up for disappointment.


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    Re: More 2012 predictions

    5 wins is a pretty accurate prediction IMO. Pretty much what I'd go with too, especially considering our schedule again.



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