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    Condensed Sat Weather Threads: Rain..watch for Bates!

    If the field is not too good Saturday, Bates could have a huge day running the ball. He is arugably the best runner on the team. The run/pass threat on a wet field can be a big advantage.



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    re: Condensed Sat Weather Threads: Rain..watch for Bates!

    IMHO, I don't see Bates as a big pass threat yet. He obviously looks to run before he looks to throw the ball.

    To play devils advocate, if the field is sloppy Bates would also have a hard time doing what he does which is get the corner and/or make solid cuts to avoid tackles.

    Regardless of field conditions, the trenches is where this game will be won. If we can't stop their running game it is all over.



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    re: Condensed Sat Weather Threads: Rain..watch for Bates!

    I think a wet track means more north south running. I think it means less east-west cutting.


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    re: Condensed Sat Weather Threads: Rain..watch for Bates!

    Rain does not really favor us, period.



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    re: Condensed Sat Weather Threads: Rain..watch for Bates!

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Rain does not really favor us, period.
    But we have Karma on our side.



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    re: Condensed Sat Weather Threads: Rain..watch for Bates!

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    re: Condensed Sat Weather Threads: Rain..watch for Bates!

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    re: Condensed Sat Weather Threads: Rain..watch for Bates!

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    I think a wet track means more north south running. I think it means less east-west cutting.

    You can argue this until the cows come home. I think a wet track helps the offense because the receivers know when and where they will make their cuts and the d-backs don't.



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    re: Condensed Sat Weather Threads: Rain..watch for Bates!

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    I think a wet track means more north south running. I think it means less east-west cutting.
    I agree except, if the defense knows the runs are going off tackle, it's a lot easier to stack things up. Has to be some variety, either with the pass, or going outside.



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    re: Condensed Sat Weather Threads: Rain..watch for Bates!

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneaholic View Post
    You can argue this until the cows come home. I think a wet track helps the offense because the receivers know when and where they will make their cuts and the d-backs don't.
    same thing goes on a dry feild.



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    Wet day equals...

    Option game.



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    Re: Wet day equals...

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUclones33 View Post
    Option game.
    Thank God. I've been wondering why we haven't been utilizing this. We executed it beautifully last year with Meyer behind center.

    Put Arnaud and Bates back there, well you know.



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    Re: Wet day equals...

    plus more dropped balls from the EIU Wr's. They've had trouble with hanging onto the ball for a while now.


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    Re: Wet day equals...

    so ur saying bet the over on rushing no matter what it is? haha


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    Re: Wet day equals...

    Put Arnaud and Bates back there and make it a triple option. I freaking love it! I'd like to see that on a sunny day.



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