Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17
  1. #1
    Speechless
    Points: 277,216, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 31.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    chuckd4735's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny, Iowa
    Posts
    15,143
    Points
    277,216
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,138
    Given: 221

    Weekdays/Weekends

    Looking at the past 2 years of conference play...

    ISU is 11-1 when playing on the weekend, with the one loss coming in Lawrence last season. ISU is 5-1 in those games on the road and 6-0 in those games at home.

    ISU is 5-9 when playing during the week. ISU is 0-8 in those games on the road/neutral location, and 5-1 in those games at home. Of the 5 home wins during the week, if you take away the Texas Tech game last year where ISU won by 18, ISU has won the remaining games by an average of 3.25 points. 3 of the 5 home wins have come on last second shots.

    I started to notice this about a week ago and looked back, but it really seems like ISU struggles while playing during the week, and plays pretty darn good on the weekend.


    Last edited by chuckd4735; 01-31-2013 at 05:33 PM.

  2. #2
    Addict
    Points: 87,342, Level: 91
    Level completed: 95%, Points required for next Level: 108
    Overall activity: 60.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience Points1 year registered
    mtowncyclone13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    6,979
    Points
    87,342
    Level
    91
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 849
    Given: 531

    Re: Weekdays/Weekends

    That's a good analysis. I've heard people make similar comments over the past few months. Fred needs to figure out a way to motivate his team (or change the culture) during the week.



  3. #3
    All-Star
    Points: 35,877, Level: 58
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 773
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    cloneteach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    1,331
    Points
    35,877
    Level
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 50
    Given: 17

    Re: Weekdays/Weekends

    The last two years Fred's teams have played to the stage. Playing on the weekend typically means bigger crowds, bigger stage, more energy. I don't really have a problem with it. As Fred begins to acquire more talent his teams will be able to get over the hump a little easier during the week. With that being said ISU has really been hurt the last few years by having to travel to Texas twice in just a couple of days.


    Visit our blog for all things ISU...

    www.ourtwosense.blogspot.com

  4. #4
    Legend
    Points: 291,697, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 35.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Doc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    12,923
    Points
    291,697
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 851
    Given: 1,451

    Re: Weekdays/Weekends

    I think one reason for this is all of the Monday and Tuesday games last year which resulted in a short game plan and prep time for the weekday game followed by a long prep time for the weekend game. I think game plan and prep time is more valuable for this coaching staff compared to some others simply because I think they're a really good gameplanning staff.



  5. #5
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 42,365, Level: 63
    Level completed: 55%, Points required for next Level: 585
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures25000 Experience Points
    Final42b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    4,056
    Points
    42,365
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 30
    Given: 29

    Re: Weekdays/Weekends

    I think I'm just going to stop watching Wednesday night road games.



  6. #6
    Speechless
    Points: 405,152, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 93.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdriveVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    60,379
    Points
    405,152
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 776
    Given: 494

    Re: Weekdays/Weekends

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Looking at the past 2 years of conference play...

    ISU is 11-1 when playing on the weekend, with the one loss coming in Lawrence last season. ISU is 5-1 in those games on the road and 6-0 in those games at home.

    ISU is 5-9 when playing during the week. ISU is 0-8 in those games on the road/neutral location, and 5-1 in those games at home. Of the 5 home wins during the week, if you take away the Texas Tech game last year where ISU won by 18, ISU has won the remaining games by an average of 3.25 points. 3 of the 5 home wins have come on last second shots.

    I started to notice this about a week ago and looked back, but it really seems like ISU struggles while playing during the week, and plays pretty darn good on the weekend.
    Well, they need to gas up the Fred bus, put some decent seats in, show some cartoons/movies, bring in the cheerleaders and powerade, and just get with the program on Wednesdays. What are they doing? Studying instead of partying on these trips?


    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.

  7. #7
    Pro
    Points: 82,169, Level: 89
    Level completed: 13%, Points required for next Level: 1,581
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    Your first GroupVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    khaal53's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,516
    Points
    82,169
    Level
    89
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 80
    Given: 1

    Re: Weekdays/Weekends

    I actually first noticed this last year and it so far has continued this season...so, I ran some numbers on the weekend road games in conference vs weekday road games in conference dating back to 1963.

    Can you remember the last road win during the week in conference play?

    Road Woes: Days of the Week |

    In the end, I do chalk this up more to an anomaly than anything else. In part because last year's road losses were during the week but they were also to the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 7th place teams in the league.




    I'm on Twitter: @khaal53

  8. #8
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 51,685, Level: 70
    Level completed: 39%, Points required for next Level: 865
    Overall activity: 51.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    3,776
    Points
    51,685
    Level
    70
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 498
    Given: 2,214

    Re: Weekdays/Weekends

    Tight home games on weekdays might be connected to the crowd too. My son got to Hilton 25 minutes before the game and got third row in the alley. Weekend game he would have been in the upper deck. Had to be fewer students at some of the weekday games.



  9. #9
    Speechless
    Points: 277,216, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 31.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    chuckd4735's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny, Iowa
    Posts
    15,143
    Points
    277,216
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,138
    Given: 221

    Re: Weekdays/Weekends

    I think it could be an overall mental thing as well. I know I am a hell of a lot more loose come the weekends. Even as a fan, games on the weekend seem to always be a lot more fun.



  10. #10
    Speechless
    Points: 405,152, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 93.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdriveVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    60,379
    Points
    405,152
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 776
    Given: 494

    Re: Weekdays/Weekends

    Fred gasses up on weekends.


    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.

  11. #11
    Pro
    Points: 73,496, Level: 84
    Level completed: 21%, Points required for next Level: 1,354
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    brokenloginagain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,038
    Points
    73,496
    Level
    84
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 97
    Given: 0

    Re: Weekdays/Weekends

    so it looks like we'll lose @TX and @Bay and finish 13-5, probably good for second place.



  12. #12
    Legend
    Points: 283,904, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 91.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    VeloClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Brooklyn Park, MN
    Posts
    14,811
    Points
    283,904
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,689
    Given: 2,951

    Re: Weekdays/Weekends

    What amazed me the most from your piece, Kirk, was to learn that Johnny actually won 17 conference games on the road. I have a hard time remembering him winning a single one.



    I love Johnny, but you could say his teams struggled on the road.


    "There are five real good recruits in the state. We got three of them. One couldn’t get into school, and the other went to (the University of) Iowa...which is about the same thing." - Coach Johnny Orr

  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 126,419, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    theshadow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    6,730
    Points
    126,419
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 119
    Given: 0

    Re: Weekdays/Weekends

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    I love Johnny, but you could say his teams struggled on the road.
    16-82 in 14 years.

    Yeah...you could say that.



  14. #14
    Legend
    Points: 283,904, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 91.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    VeloClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Brooklyn Park, MN
    Posts
    14,811
    Points
    283,904
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,689
    Given: 2,951

    Re: Weekdays/Weekends

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    16-82 in 14 years.

    Yeah...you could say that.
    It appears Kirk has him at 17-81.


    "There are five real good recruits in the state. We got three of them. One couldn’t get into school, and the other went to (the University of) Iowa...which is about the same thing." - Coach Johnny Orr

  15. #15
    Addict
    Points: 126,419, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    theshadow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    6,730
    Points
    126,419
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 119
    Given: 0

    Re: Weekdays/Weekends

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    It appears Kirk has him at 17-81.
    1981: 0-7
    1982: 1-6 (KU)
    1983: 1-6 (CU)
    1984: 1-6 (NU)
    1985: 2-5 (MU, OSU)
    1986: 2-5 (KSU, CU)
    1987: 0-7
    1988: 2-5 (NU, OSU)
    1989: 1-6 (CU)
    1990: 1-6 (NU)
    1991: 2-5 (KSU, OU)
    1992: 0-7
    1993: 1-6 (CU)
    1994: 2-5 (CU, OU)
    TOTAL: 16-82

    Colorado - 5
    Kansas - 1
    Kansas State - 2
    Missouri - 1
    Nebraska - 3
    Oklahoma - 2
    Oklahoma State - 2

    You could spin it and say he won on the road against every Big Eight team.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Fox Sports Net
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. Texas Tech
  • November 22, 2014
  • 02:30 PM