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    If Oregon State wins this week, ISU will have the second longest drought (74 years) of any BCS AQ team to start the season 6-0 only behind Vanderbilt (84)



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    Re: Sad record stat

    Would not be nearly that long if Seneca would have been rightly called in for the touchdown against Florida State.



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    Re: Sad record stat

    I think this qualifies as a "manufactured stat". Lots of teams don't play in the Big 8/ Big XII, so how the heck is this relevant?




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    Re: Sad record stat

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    I think this qualifies as a "manufactured stat". Lots of teams don't play in the Big 8/ Big XII, so how the heck is this relevant?
    Agree to a certain extent. But this is just of the BCS AQ schools. Also, half of the 6 games are not against the big 12, so I think it is relevant. Just because you and I don't like the stat, does not make it less relevant.



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    Quote Originally Posted by peteypie View Post
    Agree to a certain extent. But this is just of the BCS AQ schools. Also, half of the 6 games are not against the big 12, so I think it is relevant. Just because you and I don't like the stat, does not make it less relevant.
    Not sure how you could make it less relevant.


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    Re: Sad record stat

    Quote Originally Posted by peteypie View Post
    If Oregon State wins this week, ISU will have the second longest drought (74 years) of any BCS AQ team to start the season 6-0 only behind Vanderbilt (84)
    Interesting historical note. I am going to take that out of the giant "Obscure facts" file and put it in my file marked "Milestones accomplished by Paul Rhoads at Iowa State" with a large check box at the top for when he accomplishes this in the next few years.



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    Re: Sad record stat

    I voted for "relevant."

    This is a poll, right?



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    Re: Sad record stat

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    I think this qualifies as a "manufactured stat". Lots of teams don't play in the Big 8/ Big XII, so how the heck is this relevant?
    I wouldn't call it "manufactured". I'd call it "who gives a flying ****".


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    Re: Sad record stat

    When your first 6 games include at least one of Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma or Texas, there's a good chance you're not going to make it through unscathed. And that covers the last 40 years. Before that, just a lot of bad football.

    ISU had a chance in 1980, but lost at Kansas -- who later forfeited (or vacated) their wins because of an ineligible player.



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    Re: Sad record stat

    Quote Originally Posted by peteypie View Post
    Agree to a certain extent. But this is just of the BCS AQ schools. Also, half of the 6 games are not against the big 12, so I think it is relevant. Just because you and I don't like the stat, does not make it less relevant.
    See Illinois 2011 schedule and tell me it is relevant to Ron Zook...here I found a link:

    2011 Illinois Fighting Illini Football Schedule



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    Quote Originally Posted by LegendofRodA View Post
    See Illinois 2011 schedule and tell me it is relevant to Ron Zook...here I found a link:

    2011 Illinois Fighting Illini Football Schedule
    Relevant to a bowl victory in the kraft fight hunger bowl over UCLA?


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    Re: Sad record stat

    National championship teams give a flying **** about a stat like this



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    Re: Sad record stat

    Well, thats it! Ive had it with these damn Cyclones! I could handle having the 3rd longest streak but if Oregon State wins this weekend I cant handle having the 2nd longest streak!



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    Re: Sad record stat

    Doesn't matter until we have the longest streak, and even then it still doesn't matter.



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    Re: Sad record stat

    Quote Originally Posted by NATEizKING View Post
    Doesn't matter until we have the longest streak, and even then it still doesn't matter.
    Reminds me of the Cubs...it just does not matter.


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