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    Are you ready for some............

    ISU bowl games!!!
    The Journal has a very underrated sports section and an emerging blog. Staff writer Darren Evenson had an intriguing post a few days back that detailed how experience in the offensive line usually is a pretty good indicator of a college football team's eventual success.

    Texas: 91
    Oklahoma State: 86
    Baylor: 66
    Iowa State: 61
    Nebraska: 61
    Kansas State: 57
    Missouri: 56
    Texas A&M: 52
    Colorado: 48
    Oklahoma: 29
    Kansas: 26
    Offensive line experience favors UT, OSU - Big 12 - ESPN

    Also Sean Keeler of the DM register has us going 5-7
    Sept. 5, vs. North Dakota State. Win. And Heaven help you if it isn't.
    Sept. 12, vs. Iowa. Toss-up, but why not take the Cyclones here? The Fighting Ferentzes generally gag away at least one in September. Win.

    Sept. 19 at Kent State. It's a road game. It's Iowa State. Another toss-up, although with almost any other Big 12 program, it isn't. A little Hawkeye hangover here? Loss.

    Sept. 26, vs. Army. See North Dakota State. Win.

    Oct. 3, vs. Kansas State (in KC). The Wildcats could be a mess, but who knows? Bill Synder? Meh. Win.
    Oct. 10, at Kansas. Loss. Moving on, nothing to see here ...
    Oct. 17, Baylor. Loss. That Griffin kid is good, people. Scary good.
    Oct. 24, at Nebraska. Loss. And, if given the chance to snap off a few limbs, Bo Pelini won't be merciful.
    Oct. 31, at Texas A&M. Loss. Hmmmm. The Aggies still probably won't be very good, but The 12th Man makes the difference.
    Nov. 7, vs. Oklahoma State. Loss. Although maybe the Cyclones can stay within a couple touchdowns this time.
    Nov. 14, vs. Colorado. Win. Senior Day mojo. A hunch.
    Nov. 21, at Missouri. Loss. But with no Maclin/Coffman/Daniel, at least the Tigers won't score points at will.
    Final record: 5-7 (2-6 Big 12). Not bad. Not bowling, but not bad.
    Swing that Kent State game and/or that Baylor game around, and you've got something special brewing during Year One of the Paul Rhoads Era.
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    Re: Are you ready for some............

    We'll beat Kent State this year. I can see 6-6 and a bowl game.



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    We are set up very well to win a road game this year. At least on paper.



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    Re: Are you ready for some............

    As of right now the Paul Rhoads led Cyclone football team is undefeated. Lets see if they can keep the streak going.
    Since anything can happen on any Saturday I believe we can go 12-0.
    And I will hold to that belief until we lose, then I believe we will go 11-1.



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    As long as we don't **** a game down our leg that we should win, I'll be happy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by d4nim4l View Post
    We are set up very well to win a road game this year. At least on paper.
    With our depth at WR and RB, we will be able to out-shoot Kent State, if it actually comes to that. No way we lose this one.



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    Re: Are you ready for some............

    Fortunately, I can see us going 6-6. Unfortunately, I see us starting 5-0 to get there and going 1-6 down the stretch.



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    Re: Are you ready for some............

    I am expecting better coaching right out of the shoot. That there is two more wins than last year ... throw in a dash of hope and sprinkle of kool-aide, 6 wins is reality.

    5 wins this year, with progress throughout the year I will have hope for the program.. as year 2 and 3 will be tough.. T U F F, tough


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    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    5 wins this year, with progress throughout the year I will have hope for the program.. as year 2 and 3 will be tough.. T U F F, tough
    T U F F tough or Tuff Tiger tough?



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    Re: Are you ready for some............

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    With our depth at WR and RB, we will be able to out-shoot Kent State, if it actually comes to that. No way we lose this one.
    Let's see what both ISU and Kent St do the first few weeks of the season before making bold claims.

    I believe Jarvis and Edelman are gone, which will be an immense help of course.

    UNLV did have me worried last year after giving Utah a game before playing us. However, I never expected us to spend a whole half being dominated. Who knows what will happen with Kent St.

    That said, we should outgun them just like last year.



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    Re: Are you ready for some............

    Keeler's 5-7 sounds pretty reasonable. Except, for my money, I think I would flip Iowa and Kent State. With the Iowa game being in Ames, it's doable, but I don't see it happening. ISU cannot lose to another MAC school, though. Just can't.



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    I can see us going for 6 wins. But, I did have some kool-aid with lunch today too. Can we get someone working on a kool-aid smiley? That would be awesome. Also a kool-aid sarcasm pirate too. I am getting in over my head.



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    Re: Are you ready for some............

    Quote Originally Posted by d4nim4l View Post
    Let's see what both ISU and Kent St do the first few weeks of the season before making bold claims.

    I believe Jarvis and Edelman are gone, which will be an immense help of course.

    UNLV did have me worried last year after giving Utah a game before playing us. However, I never expected us to spend a whole half being dominated. Who knows what will happen with Kent St.

    That said, we should outgun them just like last year.

    You do your thing, I'll do mine. It's MY prediction.



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    You do your thing, I'll do mine. It's MY prediction.
    Fair enough. Just remember it was "lock" for Iowa to beat us in 2007.



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    Quote Originally Posted by d4nim4l View Post
    Fair enough. Just remember it was "lock" for Iowa to beat us in 2007.
    lol Yeah, I wasn't very confident going into that one. I think I drank 14 extra beers just in case.



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