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    SDSU Prediction

    I am an avid Cyclone fan but I also have followed South Dakota State athletics pretty closely over the last 5 years largely cuz I went to SDSU and this is my view on this years game. SDSU will be coming into the new season having lost a ton of key players. However SDSU will be no cake walk either.

    Offense:
    Quarterbacks & Running Backs: They do return Ryan Berry who is average at best. SDSU majorly depends on the running game with Kyle Minnett and if that shuts down that just adds more pressure to Ryan Berry's shoulders and over the last two years of watching him play, he cannot carry that burden. SDSU averaged 5.1 yards per carry and 165 yards/game rushing last year. This will be the key to the game is shutting down the running game and put the pressure on Ryan Berry.

    Wide Receivers: Jaron Harris is as good as advertised. He is about 6'1'', 200lbs and has speed to burn. His 40 yard dash last year at the junior combine was in the range of 4.4 to 4.35. He is also a very dangerous return man on kickreturns.

    Offensive Line & Tight End: The offensive line has taken a major hit due to the graduation of both tackles, Mitch Erickson, who is with the Denver Broncos, and also Preston Crumly. Those two will be so tough to replace. There guards and centers are all very agile but very small ranging from 270 to 285 lbs. They also lost a major peice of the offense in tigh end Chris Wagner, whom is currently camped with the Oakland Raiders.

    Defense:
    Line: This is the most experience part of the whole team. They have a few guys that have started since there freshman year. The anchor of the line is Eric Schroeder. He is a 4 year starter at D tackle and he makes me nervous going up against a couple new gaurds for Iowa State because this kid is just a stud. He recorded 6.5 sacks last year out of his tacke spot. The other pash rush threat is Danny Batten. He is a junior DE who will be in his 3 year of starting. He had 4.5 sacks in 2007. They however did lose 2 of the 4 D linemen from last year.
    Linebackers: This is an area of great talent but some inexperience. Middle Linebackers Justin Kubesh is graduated so he leaves a very large hole to fill.
    Secondary: This is a spot where ISU should have an advantage. They lost 3 of the 4 DB's from a very good secondary squad. The main losses will be the two corners, Brock Gentile (3 interceptions) and Tyler Koch (7 interceptions).

    Special Teams: The only thing about special teams is they lost 4 year starter in kicker Parker Douglas. He is the leading all time kicker in SDSU history in numerous categories. Thats hard to believe because Adam Vinatieri went to SDSU also but its very true.
    Overall I think this will be a fun game and a very exciting one but in the end I think SDSU has lost too many playmakers and ISU will win by 17 points. Score prediction 34-17 ISU.



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    Re: SDSU Prediction

    I'm saying 42-10 . I think that this year Chizik will come out with something to prove. And just want to give them a beating. I see some real good possiblities this year for some new Stars to show up in our program!!!!!



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    Re: SDSU Prediction

    Is SDSU the team in Vermillion?


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    Re: SDSU Prediction

    Not saying this game is going to be a cake walk, but i dont see it being the thriller that some are making it out to be ... I think we will pull away and get a heavy victory.



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    Re: SDSU Prediction

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Is SDSU the team in Vermillion?
    Brookings, South Dakota.



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    Re: SDSU Prediction

    After last year, how can anyone in their right mind predict anything? Kent...UNI...ring a bell?


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    Re: SDSU Prediction

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Is SDSU the team in Vermillion?
    USD is in Vermillion. SDSU is Brookings



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    Re: SDSU Prediction

    Wasn't Brock Gentile from Council Bluffs St. Alberts? Might have been a walk-on target of ours at one point?



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    Re: SDSU Prediction

    I think this will be an entirely different season than last year. Chizik has had the guys for an entire season. I was concerned last year with our early games and those games turned out to be bad for ISU. I don't feel the same this year. I think we pull away to a nice victory. ISU will come out and establish the run and control the clock. The score will be low but the margin will be great.

    My guess:

    24 - 7 in favor of ISU.


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    Re: SDSU Prediction

    good write up! I really hope we start the season off with something to prove, like jody said. We need to win all non-conference games!



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    Re: SDSU Prediction

    I predict tailgaiting will start at 8am and I will drink a lot of beer that day. I cannot predict anything else.


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    Re: SDSU Prediction

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    I predict tailgaiting will start at 8am and I will drink a lot of beer that day. I cannot predict anything else.
    Just like the last 3 years I have a lab on Thursday afternoon (actually I think I have two) but ef that, I'll be out tailgating



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    Re: SDSU Prediction

    17-13 ISU. Going to be a close one.

    SDSU will drive down to the 6 yard line, setting up a 4 & goal. They will call timeout with 4 seconds left. During the time out, the music director for Jack Trice will try to get the crowd going by playing Sweet Caroline, but through a stroke of luck, the PA system will mysteriously fail.

    The ISU marching band will step up and play Cyclone Arobics, pumping up the crowd so much that the ground begins to shake. This will cause the SDSU quarterback to fumble the snap and ISU will recover, preserving the W.



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    Re: SDSU Prediction

    Dbronco now lives in Brookings, maybe he has some insight.


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    Re: SDSU Prediction

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    I predict tailgaiting will start at 8am and I will drink a lot of beer that day. I cannot predict anything else.
    Oh yeah. Since we will be in the RV lot, my crew doesn't have to wait for the lots to open like the rest of you poor bastards. I expect a full day of beer drinking, grilling, and tunes. And then I expect something like 28-10...although my memory of the game will be fuzzy.


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