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    Iowa game in Week 4, rather than Week 2

    Does anyone else on here wish that we played the Cy-Hawk series game in Week 4 instead of Week 2 or 3? I think the game would mean more if it served as a springboard into the Big Twelve Season.



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    Re: Iowa game in Week 4, rather than Week 2

    I loved it in 2001 when we ended up playing them the last game of the season. The win put us in a bowl game.



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    Re: Iowa game in Week 4, rather than Week 2

    I think I can comfortably speak for all Iowa fans in saying yes - the later in the season, the better.



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    Re: Iowa game in Week 4, rather than Week 2

    I like the idea Iowa State has 2 extra days to prepare for Iowa playing the Thursday opener. Otherwise, I'd like it a touch later.



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    Re: Iowa game in Week 4, rather than Week 2

    I think it would be cooler and more meaningful if we did play later in the season. However I do not think it would be beneficial for Iowa State to do this. The earlier in the season we play them the more likely that it is to be an even game. At least in recent years I do not think that there is much of an argument that Iowa has been the more talented and better team. Playing them later in the season once they are hitting on all cylinders would not be good for us.



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    Re: Iowa game in Week 4, rather than Week 2

    I don't see how anyone can say it would be "more meaningful"

    the game is what it is. No matter what week of the season



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    Re: Iowa game in Week 4, rather than Week 2

    Quote Originally Posted by dualthreat View Post
    I don't see how anyone can say it would be "more meaningful"

    the game is what it is. No matter what week of the season

    I agree. It's already huge - how could it get any bigger.

    FWIW, to kick off the season with the Hawks would be fine with me. I see that Colorado plays Colorado St. this weekend, and Utah plays Utah St.



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    Re: Iowa game in Week 4, rather than Week 2

    First Post....

    I love when it is because it's usually nice out and perfect for tailgating...



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    Re: Iowa game in Week 4, rather than Week 2

    The Saturday after Thanksgiving would be incredible if you could get the students back. I don't really want it the week before the Big12 starts. Iowa is the same caliber as a Big12 opponent so it would be equivalent to adding another conference game. I think that it would put us in a disadvantage in the first few weeks of conference play.



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    Re: Iowa game in Week 4, rather than Week 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    The Saturday after Thanksgiving would be incredible if you could get the students back. I don't really want it the week before the Big12 starts. Iowa is the same caliber as a Big12 opponent so it would be equivalent to adding another conference game. I think that it would put us in a disadvantage in the first few weeks of conference play.
    Half the fun of that game is what goes on outside the stadium, why damper that with cold weahter. People also go places for Thanksgiving and that would take away from the crowd. I think early is best because we really dont know much about the teams and both sides are excited for the game. If ISU was 2-9 going into the game would you be as excited for the game? It is in ISU's favor to play the game earily in the season, when they have something to play for.


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    Re: Iowa game in Week 4, rather than Week 2

    I like it the 3d game of the year. At the end of the season it gets overshadowed by other rivalry games. Any later than game 3 and, well, Iowa has a bad habit of improving as the season wears on. Besides, we all love to bust their buns for the rest of the season when we win.



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    Re: Iowa game in Week 4, rather than Week 2

    Quote Originally Posted by hursts View Post
    I loved it in 2001 when we ended up playing them the last game of the season. The win put us in a bowl game.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    I agree. It's already huge - how could it get any bigger.

    FWIW, to kick off the season with the Hawks would be fine with me. I see that Colorado plays Colorado St. this weekend, and Utah plays Utah St.
    That's how.



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    Re: Iowa game in Week 4, rather than Week 2

    Quote Originally Posted by swammi View Post
    I like it the 3d game of the year. At the end of the season it gets overshadowed by other rivalry games. Any later than game 3 and, well, Iowa has a bad habit of improving as the season wears on. Besides, we all love to bust their buns for the rest of the season when we win.
    Such a bad trait for a program to have.



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    Re: Iowa game in Week 4, rather than Week 2

    Quote Originally Posted by TarHeelHawk View Post
    Such a bad trait for a program to have.
    Yea, who does that anymore??



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    Re: Iowa game in Week 4, rather than Week 2

    Get it out of the way early, so ISU can start perparing for what really matters...the Big 12 conference season...


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