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    Rank our FB games from easiest to hardest

    with 1 being easiest and 12 being hardest. Here's my take.

    Tier One- must win all of these
    1.South Dakota State
    2.Kent State
    3.at UNLV

    Tier Two- win at least two of these
    4.at Baylor
    5.at Iowa
    6.at Kansas State

    Tier Three- win at least one of these
    7.Texas A&M
    8.Nebraska

    Tier Four- might need one of these for a bowl bid
    9.at Colorado
    10.at Oklahoma State

    Tier Five- heavy underdogs
    11.Missouri (best chance for a major upset)
    12.Kansas (simply because they've blown us out the last couple times, whereas the game with Missouri is usually close)



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    Re: Rank our FB games from easiest to hardest

    I agree with the two easiest and three hardest. I think the UNLV game will be much tougher than most expect.

    1. South Dakota State
    2. Kent State
    3. at Iowa
    4. at Kansas State
    5. Nebraska
    6. at Baylor
    7. at Colorado
    8. Texas A&M
    9. at UNLV
    10. at Oklahoma State
    11. Missouri
    12. Kansas



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    Re: Rank our FB games from easiest to hardest

    UNLV was 2-10 last year. The only thing even somewhat decent about them was their defense, and they lose seven starters on that side of the ball. They return most of their offense, but they sucked there too. We should beat them fairly easily unless we start out like we did last year. Kent State is actually a better team, but I think with what happened last year and the fact that the game is at home, we should beat them easily as well.



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    Re: Rank our FB games from easiest to hardest

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan15 View Post
    UNLV was 2-10 last year. The only thing even somewhat decent about them was their defense, and they lose seven starters on that side of the ball. They return most of their offense, but they sucked there too. We should beat them fairly easily unless we start out like we did last year. Kent State is actually a better team, but I think with what happened last year and the fact that the game is at home, we should beat them easily as well.
    Didnít UNLV have several transfers from USC that had to sit out a year. Correct me if Iím wrong, but didnít they have some where around 7 transfers . Could be a very scary game because of this, plus its our first road game of the year. Don't count these guys out just yet.


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    Re: Rank our FB games from easiest to hardest

    Quote Originally Posted by whirlybirds View Post
    Didnít UNLV have several transfers from USC that had to sit out a year. Correct me if Iím wrong, but didnít they have some where around 7 transfers . Could be a very scary game because of this, plus its our first road game of the year. Don't count these guys out just yet.
    im not so sure we are counting them out, but they should be around 4-5 on the list, not 9. any team in the big 12 is a tougher game than that


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    Re: Rank our FB games from easiest to hardest

    At UNLV will not be an easy game. That game will be difficult. Anyone counting that as an automatic win is probably counting the BBall game at Colorado as an automatic win as well.



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    Re: Rank our FB games from easiest to hardest

    From the sounds of it though UNLV may not have the home crowd advantage. It sounds like there will be a lot of cyclones down there. Also, I didn't think UNLV draws well.



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    Re: Rank our FB games from easiest to hardest

    It is still a road game, and we have not won on the road since 2005 at Texas A&M.



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    Re: Rank our FB games from easiest to hardest

    UNLV almost beat us at home with a backup quarterback. They will be pumped for this game as a revenge factor. We traditionally play poorly on the road.

    We can win this game by 3 TDs or lose by 10 pts. I won't be surprised either way.



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    Re: Rank our FB games from easiest to hardest

    Let's not forget that they probably still have this in their mind too:

    [ame=http://youtube.com/watch?v=SCpcAum2BSM]YouTube - UNLV FB Coach Melts Down After Loss to Iowa State (ISU)[/ame]


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    Re: Rank our FB games from easiest to hardest

    Add in the fact that it's Vegas and Chiz has to keep the boys out of temptation... I don't like the UNLV game one bit.

    1. South Dakota State
    2. Kent State
    3. at Baylor
    4. at Kansas State (just by default they're here - they'll be improved, and probably near 7 wins again this season)
    5. Nebraska
    6. Texas A&M
    8. at Iowa (rivalry game, on the road - anything can and will happen)
    8. at Colorado (there's something in Boulder that makes teams play terrible; see: KU 07, Tech 06, OU 07)
    8. at UNLV (it's Vegas - yeah, nothing can go wrong here)
    10. at Oklahoma State (they're going to be pretty good, and again, on the road)
    11. Kansas (giving them this spot out of respect - but in terms of W/L, they take a few steps back this year, defense will be a work in progress excluding LBs)
    12. Missouri (might be best team in the conf - no more Chase after this year)


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    Re: Rank our FB games from easiest to hardest

    Sticking with the tier setting.

    Tier One- must win all of these
    1.South Dakota State
    2.Kent State
    3.at UNLV

    Tier Two- win at least two of these
    4.at Baylor
    5.at Kansas State
    6.at Nebraska

    Tier Three- win at least one of these
    7.Texas A&M
    8.at Iowa

    Tier Four- might need one of these for a bowl bid
    9.at Oklahoma St.
    10.at Colorado

    Tier Five- heavy underdogs
    11.Missouri (best chance for a major upset)
    12.Kansas

    One would usually think that if KU was our hardest game we should be pretty good to go.


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    Re: Rank our FB games from easiest to hardest

    I think Tier 1 should include Baylor. That's 4 must wins if we want any chance at a bowl game. Then the next six might as well be lumped together. We def need 2 if not 3 of those. 6 wins is not automatic anymore for a bowl. Gotta have 7 to be on the safe side. MO and Kansas def the two hardest but I think Kansas is the easier of the two. I don't know if they can do what they did last year. I think they won a lot of games on confidence last year as the year went on. If they stumble a few times during the reg season or get beat up against some of the south teams will they be the same. I don't think so.


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    Re: Rank our FB games from easiest to hardest

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    It is still a road game, and we have not won on the road since 2005 at Texas A&M.
    We are going to have to start winning on the road to have a chance this year, because we play most of the easier teams on the road.


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    Re: Rank our FB games from easiest to hardest

    I agree that Baylor needs to be in Tier 1. Plus, they have a new staff coming in which should be to our benefit (along with TA&M and NU). Look at how we struggled early on to get up to speed on new systems.

    Tier One- must win all of these
    1.South Dakota State
    2.Kent State
    3.at UNLV
    4.at Baylor

    No disrespect to UNLV, but they are not a good FB team, have little fan support, and the controversial ending will have been 2 years ago. Most of those players are probably gone.

    Tier Two- win at least two of these four
    5.Nebraska at home
    6.at Iowa
    7.at Kansas State
    8. Texas A&M at home

    Tier Three- pull one upset
    9.at Oklahoma St.
    10.at Colorado
    11.Kansas (lost more than MU)
    12.MU



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