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    Only in the Big 10

    Could you go 2-6 in conference and still make a bowl game.

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    Re: Only in the Big 10

    To be fair, the big 12 could do that a couple years ago and the SEC still can.



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    Re: Only in the Big 10

    ummm...we went 3-6 and will be going to a bowl game...

    Not a whole lot better.



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    Re: Only in the Big 10

    Quote Originally Posted by pyrocyz View Post
    ummm...we went 3-6 and will be going to a bowl game...

    Not a whole lot better.
    big 12 > B1G



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    Re: Only in the Big 10

    B1G needs every team possible, they aren't gonna fill all their bowl slots the way it is.



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    Re: Only in the Big 10

    isn't it funny when B1G football games outscore B1G basketball games




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    Re: Only in the Big 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Daserop View Post
    Could you go 2-6 in conference and still make a bowl game.

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    Actually you could also do it in the ACC, SEC, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, and Sun Belt.



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    Re: Only in the Big 10

    Quote Originally Posted by pyrocyz View Post
    ummm...we went 3-6 and will be going to a bowl game...

    Not a whole lot better.
    Exactly! Amazing how many people get up on a soap box on these boards and tout stuff like this. Especially since half the board is clamoring to go back to the 8 game conference schedule so we can put another easy win on the schedule.

    Don't get me wrong, more ISU football is always better than less ISU football, but 3-6 in conference is pretty crummy and in some ways, emberrassing that it gets us to a bowl game. The only reason I feel OK about it is that we actually have a BCS opponent non-con, and a rivalry game at that.



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    Re: Only in the Big 10

    We're laughing at Minnesota now for being 6-6 and going to a Bowl game? You do realize that there is a strong possibility that we will be playing them in whatever meaningless bowl it is - at 6-6 with 1 more conference win. Perspective is a crazy thing.



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    Re: Only in the Big 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Daserop View Post
    Could you go 2-6 in conference and still make a bowl game.

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    Actually you can do that in every conference but the Big XII and the Pac-12.



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    Re: Only in the Big 10

    and kent state has an outside shot at a BCS game, despite getting stomped by a worthless 2-10 Kentucky team 47-14.



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    Re: Only in the Big 10

    Quote Originally Posted by kberyldial View Post
    We're laughing at Minnesota now for being 6-6 and going to a Bowl game? You do realize that there is a strong possibility that we will be playing them in whatever meaningless bowl it is - at 6-6 with 1 more conference win. Perspective is a crazy thing.
    ISU's wins:
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    #70 (Big Ten dragging us down)
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    Minnesota's "wins":
    #51
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    #151
    #152

    ISU losses: 5, 9, 13, 15, 27, 31
    Minnesota lost to #70

    End of discussion comparing a Big Ten 6-6 to a Big 12 6-6. It's major league baseball vs. tee ball.



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    Re: Only in the Big 10

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    ISU's wins:
    #23
    #24
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    #70 (Big Ten dragging us down)
    #83
    #189

    Minnesota's "wins":
    #51
    #62
    #114
    #128
    #151
    #152

    ISU losses: 5, 9, 13, 15, 27, 31
    Minnesota lost to #70

    End of discussion comparing a Big Ten 6-6 to a Big 12 6-6. It's major league baseball vs. tee ball.
    yeah, I don't think anyone is debating that ISU is better than Minnesota. More like pointing out how absurd the OP's position was.



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    Re: Only in the Big 10

    Don't get me wrong, I believe that the Big 12 is much better competition than the big 10, but the OP wasn't making a comment about the competition, they were making a comment about how a 2-6 conference record could get to a bowl. Iowa Stat has come a long way, but I will believe that we are getting somewhere when we can start going .500 in the conference.



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    Re: Only in the Big 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    yeah, I don't think anyone is debating that ISU is better than Minnesota. More like pointing out how absurd the OP's position was.
    I took it to mean that Minnesota couldn't go 6-6 in a good conference which isn't absurd at all, I guess "only" means CUSA, MAC, etc. They wouldn't sniff six wins in the Pac 12, Big 12 or SEC. There's a real drop off. The mid and low level teams in the Big Ten aren't significantly different than MAC and CUSA teams.



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