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    Breaking down the I State Schedule

    Must wins
    South Dakota State
    Kent State
    Baylor
    Decent Chance:
    Iowa
    Kansas State
    Nebraska
    UNLV
    Tough Wins
    Mizzou
    O State
    KU
    CU
    A and M

    Record:
    Must wins: 3
    Decent chance 2-2 split
    Tough wins: 1
    Record 6-6



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    Re: Breaking down the I State Schedule

    I think Ketelmeister is right on track. I think we need to win, and will win the SDSU, Kent State, and Baylor games. I also feel UNLV fits into the probably win category. Then, winning 2 of the maybe games (Iowa/Kansas State/Nebraska) gives us 6 wins. My prediction is that we are going to upset someone and win at least one of the tough games A&M??), which would put us at 7 wins. My heart tells me we're going to come to the November 15th game vs Mizzou trailing them by 1 game in the standings,,,, and yes; we pull the upset and win the North. Okay, I'm dreaming, but isn't that what discussing footbal in July is all about?

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    Re: Breaking down the I State Schedule

    I kinda look at our season like this.....

    We need to go 4-1 against SDSU, Kent St, Iowa, UNLV, and Baylor.

    Then hopefully we can go 2-3 against KSU, Nebraska, OSU, CU, and A&M.

    And most likely 0-2 against KU and Missouri.

    That would also get us to 6-6... which I think would be a great year... doubling our wins from a year ago.

    Obviously I believe we can do better than that. I wouldn't be shocked at all if we went 5-0 in that first section I listed, and 3-2 in the middle section. Now that would be awesome!



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    Re: Breaking down the I State Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    I kinda look at our season like this.....

    We need to go 4-1 against SDSU, Kent St, Iowa, UNLV, and Baylor.

    Then hopefully we can go 2-3 against KSU, Nebraska, OSU, CU, and A&M.

    And most likely 0-2 against KU and Missouri.

    That would also get us to 6-6... which I think would be a great year... doubling our wins from a year ago.

    Obviously I believe we can do better than that. I wouldn't be shocked at all if we went 5-0 in that first section I listed, and 3-2 in the middle section. Now that would be awesome!
    looks a little tougher when you put it together like this


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    Re: Breaking down the I State Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by ketelmeister View Post
    Must wins
    South Dakota State
    Kent State
    Baylor
    Decent Chance:
    Iowa
    Kansas State
    Nebraska
    UNLV
    Tough Wins
    Mizzou
    O State
    KU
    CU
    A and M

    Record:
    Must wins: 3
    Decent chance 2-2 split
    Tough wins: 1
    Record 6-6

    Very good posts. If the team comes together we "might be able to steal 2 of those tough games because KU, Mizzou and A&M are all at home.

    What kind of is weird about your decent chance aka 50/50 games is Nebraska is average and in Ames, UNLV is not very good, but a trap game in a naughty city and Iowa and K-state are average but on the road. I could see us going 4-0, 2-2 or 0-4. This season is really unpredictable.

    I have said all along 6-7 wins and with 3 non conf wins and then some how pick off 3-4 conference games.


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    Re: Breaking down the I State Schedule

    5-7. We go 3-0 in the must win, 2-2 in the decent chance and 0-5 in the tough games.


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    Re: Breaking down the I State Schedule

    If we can be solid and go 4-0 to start the season, we could be "strong" enough to upset KU.

    The advantages for that is it's a home game. And we have a bye week before it.



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    Re: Breaking down the I State Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    5-7. We go 3-0 in the must win, 2-2 in the decent chance and 0-5 in the tough games.
    I think I see a winner, here.

    I would like to see more, but that's what I see, too.


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    Re: Breaking down the I State Schedule

    I really think this team has the ability to grab that extra win, but inexperience at an important position (either qb or k) will likely cost us a game we "shoulda" won.


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    Re: Breaking down the I State Schedule

    I would be surprised if we win at UNLV or Iowa.

    Once we get some horses on D... especially the line.... we will do much better.

    4-8.... which is better than last year :)



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    Re: Breaking down the I State Schedule

    6-6, great potential for 7-5.

    SDSU, Kent State, UNLV all wins. If we lose any of these games I might cry. 3-0.

    Baylor, Iowa, Kansas St., Nebraska good shots. Probably 2-2, but decent shot at 3-1 if we really are worth a hoot.

    OSU, CU, A&M slight chance. I think we'll go 1-2 here.

    MU and KU long shots. I don't think we'll beat either, but much is unknown. 0-2.

    So 6-6, but if we get some momentum going early, look out. Then we'd have a good shot at 7-5. We really won't be able to tell much until we are done with our first four games. If we can't beat up (win by 2+ TD'S) on SDSU, Kent State, or UNLV... then 6-6 might be our ceiling. If we can beat them soundly and steal one at Iowa, we'll have great shot at getting to 7 wins for the season. It's really a crapshoot at this point, but it is always fun to speculate.



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    Re: Breaking down the I State Schedule

    S D State - Win
    Kent State - Win
    Iowa - Win
    UNLV - Win
    Kansas - Loss
    Baylor - Win
    Nebraska - Win
    A&M - Win
    OSU - Win
    Colorado - Loss
    Missouri - Loss
    KSU - Win
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    Re: Breaking down the I State Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanman View Post
    S D State - Win
    Kent State - Win
    Iowa - Win
    UNLV - Win
    Kansas - Loss
    Baylor - Win
    Nebraska - Win
    A&M - Win
    OSU - Win
    Colorado - Loss
    Missouri - Loss
    KSU - Win
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    This brings me to why I think people should not post after becoming heavily intoxicated. Do I think we have the potential to win this many games? Yes. Will we? No. I see 5 maybe 6 wins. ISU always seems to Bill Buckner at least a couple games away each season. I really hope Chizik will change that mindset, but it is the norm.



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    Re: Breaking down the I State Schedule

    The home/road schedule does us no favors. Honestly I think 5 wins is decent for this team.



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    Re: Breaking down the I State Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    This brings me to why I think people should not post after becoming heavily intoxicated. Do I think we have the potential to win this many games? Yes. Will we? No. I see 5 maybe 6 wins. ISU always seems to Bill Buckner at least a couple games away each season. I really hope Chizik will change that mindset, but it is the norm.
    I think Chizik has already started to change that mindset. 2007 was the first year in a long time when I felt the team got tougher and played significantly better ball at the end of the season. And this team had the opportunity to collapse after the Texas game - and it didn't. It stood up. That speaks volumes to me and will bode well for the future..


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