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    Exclamation Let's Calm Down a Little Bit...

    Less than 24 hours after Colorado and I'm already seeing many people talking about beating Kansas next week.

    Don't get me wrong...I was at the game yesterday, and it was awesome. The last time I was excited about us being 3-8 was 1998, and after a slight improvement in '99, I seem to remember that we weren't too bad for a few years. I can see us doing the same thing and even better over the next couple of years.

    I'd love a win against Kansas, but realistically I just don't see it happening. I don't think they're going to be looking past us. Mangino doesn't seem like he's the type of guy who's going to let his players look past a team that has won two straight and wants to play spoiler.

    I hope I'm wrong. I WANT to be wrong. I bet against us on CyBookie yesterday and was wrong, and I couldn't be happier.

    I'm not saying...I'm just saying.



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    Re: Let's Calm Down a Little Bit...

    I've watched them play three times this year, and they certainly are no fluke. They've got a wide receiver equal to Blythe in Marcus Henry, a QB who is very, very good at buying time to throw with his feet, and a solid running game. Also a good front line. They rarely turn the ball over, and lead the nation in kickoff returns, and are close to the top in least penalty yards. They're good at a lot of the little things.

    I personally think we'll have a hard time keeping up, points-wise. I anticipate they'll score 40-45 points against us, and i don't think we can match that with our offense currently. We need some kind of fluke, like turnovers, to help us out a bit. The key is, i think, to hang with them for a half. If we can do that, you never know what will happen.



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    Re: Let's Calm Down a Little Bit...

    I'm excited right now, but don't expect to beat Kansas.

    It is a possibility...but less than a 20% chance.

    I'm hoping that minor chance comes through. :)



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    Re: Let's Calm Down a Little Bit...

    Quote Originally Posted by dustinal View Post
    Less than 24 hours after Colorado and I'm already seeing many people talking about beating Kansas next week.

    Don't get me wrong...I was at the game yesterday, and it was awesome. The last time I was excited about us being 3-8 was 1998, and after a slight improvement in '99, I seem to remember that we weren't too bad for a few years. I can see us doing the same thing and even better over the next couple of years.

    I'd love a win against Kansas, but realistically I just don't see it happening. I don't think they're going to be looking past us. Mangino doesn't seem like he's the type of guy who's going to let his players look past a team that has won two straight and wants to play spoiler.

    I hope I'm wrong. I WANT to be wrong. I bet against us on CyBookie yesterday and was wrong, and I couldn't be happier.

    I'm not saying...I'm just saying.
    How about firing up a little bit and believing. KU could be overlooking us, we are certainly not the team that played Texas anymore after the last 4 games, and I absolutely believe we can beat Kansas. You people that don't see we have a chance need to quit being the cyclone fans of the last 30 years and realized things changed 4 games ago and we will compete. I am packing my bags and will be present...I encourage all true cyclone fans to do the same. This is better than a bowl game, this is a shot at a BCS top 5 program. Beat them and we are on the front of every sports page in the country...except maybe in the rag where Iowa over Western Michigan would be on the front. We will be buried on page 5 in black and white with a photo of Troy Davis or something from 10 years ago.



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    Re: Let's Calm Down a Little Bit...

    The one thing KU has that we do not is a great corner. They are going to have Taliq Azid on Blythe all day, so the other guys are really going to have to step up. But hey, this is our bowl game now.


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    Re: Let's Calm Down a Little Bit...

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    But hey, this is our bowl game now.
    So that means Shaggy is going to hit 5 field goals???


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    Re: Let's Calm Down a Little Bit...

    We need a major time of possession advantage, +2 in TO, line of scrimmage domination, and no stupid mistakes to even consider being within 10pts IMO.

    I think we'll play with heart, but I don't see our front 4 putting pressure on the QB and I see them picking us apart.

    I'll say 52-24.



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    Re: Let's Calm Down a Little Bit...

    People who think we can beat KU have not seen them play this year. If we just stay within a few TDs I will be pretty happy.

    They will steamroll everyone they can to promote their BCS chances. Dont be shocked if they put up 50+



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    Re: Let's Calm Down a Little Bit...

    They are a very beatable team, and we have nothing to lose by predicting a win.



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    Re: Let's Calm Down a Little Bit...

    I agree that noone should be upset if Kansas beats us handily. However, this is truly an awesome opportunity, and really equates to a bowl game for our guys.



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    KU is Beatable

    ISU is hitting them at a good time, I'm sure the KC media will be much more focused on the Mizzou game than ISU - maybe the players will do the same.

    That said, the more I see KU play the more I am impressed. Their offense is very good and their QB just makes plays. However, I have been more impressed with their defense. They are fast and hit hard. For ISU to win we will need to play for 60 minutes like we did in the 2nd half against CU plus we will need to get some breaks.



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    Re: Let's Calm Down a Little Bit...

    lets go out...no playing conservative...pull out a couple trick plays and make some noise...a good game against Kansas means season ticket sales through the roof for next year


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    Re: Let's Calm Down a Little Bit...

    Even if we lose handily I expect to see season ticket sales rasie considerably



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    Re: Let's Calm Down a Little Bit...

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    How about firing up a little bit and believing. KU could be overlooking us, we are certainly not the team that played Texas anymore after the last 4 games, and I absolutely believe we can beat Kansas. You people that don't see we have a chance need to quit being the cyclone fans of the last 30 years and realized things changed 4 games ago and we will compete. I am packing my bags and will be present...I encourage all true cyclone fans to do the same. This is better than a bowl game, this is a shot at a BCS top 5 program. Beat them and we are on the front of every sports page in the country...except maybe in the rag where Iowa over Western Michigan would be on the front. We will be buried on page 5 in black and white with a photo of Troy Davis or something from 10 years ago.
    As I said, I'm very happy and excited that we won yesterday and last week, and I believe we are a better team now than we were against Texas and before then. I'm just seeing a lot of people (including at least two who've responded in this thread already) saying that Kansas is going to look past us, and I don't think that's going to happen.

    Again, I want to be wrong. If I am, I'll be the first to admit it. I see great things happening for us over the next few years, and I believe that we're laying the foundation for that right now. But I don't see us beating the No. 4 team in the country on their home turf...yet. In the coming years, who knows?



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    Re: Let's Calm Down a Little Bit...

    I expect to see the 'exotics' come out. I think there's a chance to win, albeit a slim one. But in the end I won't be surprised it's a Missouri-esque game where we actually put a few points on the board, but can't score enough to keep up with their offense.


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