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    ISU football record

    How many times in school history has ISU won more than 7 games in 1 season?

    I was listening to some predictions and was wondering how our best teams in the history of ISU have held up.



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    Re: ISU football record

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    How many times in school history has ISU won more than 7 games in 1 season?

    I was listening to some predictions and was wondering how our best teams in the history of ISU have held up.
    Five since 1945.
    Eight times, total

    1896 (8-2)
    1903 (8-1)
    1906 (9-1)
    1971 (8-4)
    1976 (8-3)
    1977 (8-4)
    1978 (8-4)
    2000 (9-3)

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    Last edited by superfan; 04-10-2008 at 08:23 PM. Reason: Added older history

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    Iowa State football and history don't go together very well.



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    I hear a lot of people predicting 8 wins and I knew since I was born we have won more than 7 games ONE time... so that made me wonder.

    If Chizik could EVER pull off an 8 win season, he should be immediately put in the ISU Hall of Fame.



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    Re: ISU football record

    Quote Originally Posted by superfan View Post
    Five since 1945.

    1971 (8-4)
    1976 (8-3)
    1977 (8-4)
    1978 (8-4)
    2000 (9-3)

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    1938-7 wins
    1906-9 wins
    1904-7 wins
    1903-8 wins

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    Re: ISU football record

    Chizik was brought here to have seasons above 7 wins (since Mac was fired for being medicore) so I can see why fans are expecting big things. I believe 08 is a bit too soon as well but with our schedule I suppose 7 wins is "possible" but not likely. Hopefully 2009 is a breakout for us and it very well could be.



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    I don't think the median fan is predicting 8 wins this year. Hoping? Sure. Predicting? I would think people have learned their lesson by now.



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    I'm predicting that ISU will play 13 games, win some, lose some, and the fans to have a dang good time going. I think that is the whole point right?


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    Getting back to the main topic.. finding out those stats was really grounding. Big time reality check. I hope upcoming success helps us for get our previous 100 years.



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    Re: ISU football record

    I think ISU can win fromm 4 - 8 games in the 2008 season. My thought is that it hinges on the defensive line. If ISU can hold their won on that side of the line, there can be some good things happening in 2008.

    Arnaud only needs to manage the game, not win them. I think the O-Line will be impressive.



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    Omaha's prediction that 4 wins is a stretch is a stretch. It's very possible that we only win 4 games, but saying it's a stretch that we will is just not a good prediction in my opinion.



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    Re: ISU football record

    isu was 7-5 in 2004 and 2005.


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    Re: ISU football record

    Quote Originally Posted by flander1649 View Post
    isu was 7-5 in 2004 and 2005.
    He was asking for seasons of more than 7 wins.

    The reality is that it is much easier to win more than 7 games than it has been in the past. I believe the 12 game schedule has been around since about 2000. 11 games were played routinely from about 1970 to about 2000. 10 games were played from the mid 50s to about 1970 and prior to that (the mid 50s) most of the seasons were 9, or often, fewer games.



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    Quote Originally Posted by superfan View Post
    Five since 1945.
    Eight times, total

    1896 (8-2)
    1903 (8-1)
    1906 (9-1)
    1971 (8-4)
    1976 (8-3)
    1977 (8-4)
    1978 (8-4)
    2000 (9-3)
    That's quite a drought between 1906 and 1971. Did ISU even have a football program during those years?



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    He was asking for seasons of more than 7 wins.

    The reality is that it is much easier to win more than 7 games than it has been in the past. I believe the 12 game schedule has been around since about 2000. 11 games were played routinely from about 1970 to about 2000. 10 games were played from the mid 50s to about 1970 and prior to that (the mid 50s) most of the seasons were 9, or often, fewer games.
    More reality - what the teams did in the 70s was quite impressive. At that time, there wasn't any scholarship restrictions. To win 8 games or even 7 in an 11 game season was truly remarkable.

    To me, that's the standard to look back at ISU history...



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