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    ISU - Team that will Surprise - CFN

    Collegefootballnews.com has picked "ISU" the team that will surprise in the Big 12. They cited: a)2nd year of Chizik's system b)Easier schedule will result in a improved results.

    Nebraska is the team that will "disappoint". They are saying Pelini has a ton of work ahead of him and this year will be rough.



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    Re: ISU - Team that will Surprise - CFN

    I am now a fan of Collegefootballnews.com. Any website that says positive things about us and negative things about the Fuskers is ok in my book.



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    Re: ISU - Team that will Surprise - CFN

    Let me see if I've got a pattern figured out here:

    1) The earliest prognostications pegged us dead last, with with only comments being things like "They have lost 4-yr record-breaking starters at both QB and WR," and no further research than that.

    2) As we get closer to the season, and these people have the chance to do some research, we are rising in their estimation, and they are starting to notice that a storm is brewing here in the Cyclone State.

    Did I miss anything? That sure seems to be the trend in these articles to me.


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    Re: ISU - Team that will Surprise - CFN

    CFN always does a good job!!! One of the very few who actually seem to do some research.

    Anyone else notice on the ISU preview they have us going 6-6 with us winning the first 2 games, losing to EIU, then running off 4 straight victories?



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    Re: ISU - Team that will Surprise - CFN

    2007 Fun Stats:
    - Touchdowns scored: Opponents 50 Iowa State 27
    - Passing TDs: Opponents 24 Iowa State 9
    - Time of possession: Iowa State 32:50 Opponents 27:09


    I don't know, but two of those weren't really fun stats.


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    Re: ISU - Team that will Surprise - CFN

    It's nice to see some good press, but positive articles are no more credible than negative ones. Once 8/28 hits, none of it will matter.

    We need to perform when it counts. I think we should all expect (and will see) a much-improved football team this year.

    We're under two weeks!!



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    Re: ISU - Team that will Surprise - CFN

    Quote Originally Posted by clonerules View Post
    CFN always does a good job!!! One of the very few who actually seem to do some research.

    Anyone else notice on the ISU preview they have us going 6-6 with us winning the first 2 games, losing to EIU, then running off 4 straight victories?
    If you look at the games they have highlighted as wins, Nebraska is highlighted for us and we are highlighted for them. Since they predict that we'll go 6-6, and if you add up all the highlighted games for us you get 7 wins, I'm guessing they actually have us losing to NU. The probably wrestled back and forth with it and decided to give the win to NU so that they wouldn't finish dead last in the North. As it is now, they have us, Kansas State, and Nebraska all tied for 4th place in the North with 3-5 records. I'd take that in a heartbeat.



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    Re: ISU - Team that will Surprise - CFN

    Quote Originally Posted by clonerules View Post
    CFN always does a good job!!! One of the very few who actually seem to do some research.

    Anyone else notice on the ISU preview they have us going 6-6 with us winning the first 2 games, losing to EIU, then running off 4 straight victories?
    My opinion - if we run off 4 straight like that we win more games than 6 - there's no way we beat Kansas and not K-State...


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    Re: ISU - Team that will Surprise - CFN

    Nothing wrong with playing the thorn in everyone's side this year :)



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    Re: ISU - Team that will Surprise - CFN

    New motto for this season:

    "When sliding down the banister of the Big XII season, keep in mind that you'll be the splinter in every other team's ***..."


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    Re: ISU - Team that will Surprise - CFN

    Big XII= Rose

    ISU = Thorn ?

    That could be fun!!


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    Re: ISU - Team that will Surprise - CFN

    I think we have a good chance to beat KU.
    a) It's in Ames
    b) We have 2 weeks to get ready

    I'm not saying we'll win, but we will have our chances.



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    Re: ISU - Team that will Surprise - CFN

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    there's no way we beat Kansas and not K-State...
    I totally agree with you. Kansas isn't going to be as good as last year, but I have a hard time imagining us losing to K-State but beating Kansas. K State is banking waaaay too much on Jucos for them to be much improved. I know it's worked in the past, but more often than not it doesn't.



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    Re: ISU - Team that will Surprise - CFN

    Very generous prediction. As I've been looking at the schedule, it's been looking more like 4-8 or 5-7. I don't think we'll beat OSU on the road, but Baylor looks feasible. Just the apparent strength of the Big 12 this year has me worried. A 4-8 record this year would have been 6-6 other years.


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    airwalke, make sure you wear the hoodie this october 18. i dont care if it is 80 outside.


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