Final Score Predictions ISU vs. UNLV
I think this is going to be another close one. Defense will look better and offense will open up the playbook and move the ball more effectively.
UNLV won't roll over and will make this a very interesting game till the end.
UNLV gave up 288 yards passing to Idaho State.
not that close. I say 42-17. Cyclones come out very determined after last week's near tragedy. Offense stays aggressive the entire game.
38-10 I think they knock Rocky Hines around and introduce him to D-1 ball.
Ill be cheering on my beloved Cyclones on the radio to a 42-20 victory!
Cyclone State Now & Forever
Most seem comfortable with the -14 spread?
For any bettors: The talk of the week is Texas Tech (at UTEP) -7 and Virginia Tech (at UNC) -12.5.
Originally Posted by cycloneworld
I'll take UTEP (+7) & Va Tech (-12.5) on those bets. I also take the Cyclones (-14).
No way for UTEP +7, I'll take Tech.
Originally Posted by TheHelgo
3 team Parlay: Tech -7, Va Tech -12.5, ISU -14...lay 10/win $60
Make it more interesting: Add Over 52 for ISU/UNLV...lay 10/win $123
After three qtrs of an offensive slugfest with both D's bending and breaking, the Clones take control and never look back. With 'The Jack' rockin after Parker and the 'Tuba' tag team the UNLV QB, forcing a turnover and capturing the oh so elusive momentum, Meyer and the boys pull off three straight two minute drill type possesions, allowing Iowa State to defeat the Rebels of UNLV by a final score of 49 - 28.
(This edit is in response to Amyk33's post below this one concerning the weather. After she burst my bubble by throwing the weather into the equation, I will change my guess to 28-14, but Parker and Tuba will still flatten the UNLV QB!!)
Last edited by C.John; 09-08-2006 at 02:40 PM.
It's supposed to be wet and rainy...a little on the cold side tomorrow evening. Don't under estimate the weather. These conditions will slow the passing game and keep us on the ground. My guess is 31-14.
Good point. That along with the new clock rules may not allow Over 52 points...
Originally Posted by amyk33
Defense has had a week to make some adjustments, and they will look much better this weekend.
Running game will open up a little more, which will help the passing game and offense, as a whole.
Defense will be much improved.
I would say 45-17 once again (my prediction was 45-17 for Toledo as well).
I will be happier if this is another close victory, something like 27-24 - that way we are not too overly confident about our young team before the 16th.
So my prediction:
45-17 or 27-24 (maybe OT here too)
I too have faith that our defense will be improved - but only so much can happen in a week. UNLV put up passing 332 yards last week. Granted, Idaho St. isn't the best competition - but they won 54 - 10. I can only pray that they didn't get last week's game tape against toledo. (on a side note, i hope that scott chandler is sick on the days that the team reviews those tapes. Don't want TE #91 giving him any ideas...) I see us putting a 2 - TD gap on the rebels in the first half, followed by a conservative nail-biting 3rd qtr. We pull away in the 4th with some more bowen and parker stops. Final score, 31 - 24.