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    I hope the players believe more than the fans

    I still see a lot, probably the majority, of Clone fans thinking ISU has little or no hope of beating Iowa unless the Clones play an super good game.

    I just don't get it. Yes, ISU has it's issues, but Iowa was very, very, very lucky to beat UNI on their home field. Now suddenly we are to believe that UNI is USC in different colors. UNI is good, for their division, but there is no way that the number 20 team in the country should need to block 2 FG attempts at the end of a game to hold on. It isn't like Iowa had 5 turnovers more than UNI, they were just plain outplayed for most of the game. UNI was using their 3rd string running back and he did some real damage. If ARob isn't better than the UNI 3rd string RB, then there is something very wrong with the ISU program.

    The bottom line is the Hawks are just not that good. Stanzi has to ability to play horrible for long stretches of games. Their defense, while being good, is not as amazing as the media would like us to think.



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    Re: I hope the players believe more than the fans

    Don't count me as one who doesn't think we have a chance. I think we have a VERY good chance of winning on Saturday.



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    Re: I hope the players believe more than the fans

    In the kicked in the nuts syndrome - and we're tired or reaching for an icepack



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    Re: I hope the players believe more than the fans

    Are you nuts? It'll be a very even game, with the clones eventually winning by a touchdown.


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    Re: I hope the players believe more than the fans

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    In the kicked in the nuts syndrome - and we're tired or reaching for an icepack

    It's this. ^

    I think most are cautiously optimistic, but this series is always so up in the air.

    What matters is that the players and the coaches know they can beat Iowa. As fans, what we can do is provide a home environment similar to the 2005 games against Iowa and Colorado.



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    Re: I hope the players believe more than the fans

    The feeling I have is most ISU fans think we do have a chance. It is outsiders who dont think we do. its Iowa fans that are making excuses for the UNI game.


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    Re: I hope the players believe more than the fans

    I very much believe we have a good shot this Saturday. Then again it wouldn't suprise me to see Iowa have a completely different game than they just did against UNI.



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    Re: I hope the players believe more than the fans

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    It's this. ^

    I think most are cautiously optimistic, but this series is always so up in the air.

    What matters is that the players and the coaches know they can beat Iowa. As fans, what we can do is provide a home environment similar to the 2005 games against Iowa and Colorado.
    How is that? There can't be many holdovers left from the 2007 team, and it's a brand new coaching staff.

    Similarly, Iowa's coaches know that they can beat Iowa State.



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    Re: I hope the players believe more than the fans

    I think most people believe it's going to be a competitive game. I believe you're just misinterpreting people not thinking we're going to run away with it after the UNI game.



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    Re: I hope the players believe more than the fans

    We tend to beat them in Ames. I expect to win.


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    Re: I hope the players believe more than the fans

    Quote Originally Posted by TarHeelHawk View Post
    How is that? There can't be many holdovers left from the 2007 team, and it's a brand new coaching staff.

    Similarly, Iowa's coaches know that they can beat Iowa State.
    What in the hell are you talking about?



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    Re: I hope the players believe more than the fans

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
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    Grab the ice bags it's gonna hurt...For IA



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    Re: I hope the players believe more than the fans

    Quote Originally Posted by CB21 View Post
    I very much believe we have a good shot this Saturday. Then again it wouldn't suprise me to see Iowa have a completely different game than they just did against UNI.
    You can bet there were some folks getting their ***** chewed in film session today. Iowa has a lot of stuff to correct on offense, but getting Calloway, Vandervelde and Ferentz back should help.

    There was more than one poster here who noted that a team improves more between week 1 and 2 than any other point in the year. However, it seems that there is a certain segment of folks here who think that the same thing doesn't apply to Iowa.



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    Re: I hope the players believe more than the fans

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    What in the hell are you talking about?
    2007 was the last time ISU beat Iowa, and there can't be many folks on this years team that were on that year's team. The only one I can think of is Rashawn Parker,

    This being the new coaching staff's first game against Iowa...they haven't beaten Iowa yet. Maybe I took your post a bit too literally?



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    Re: I hope the players believe more than the fans

    I am concerned that Austen continues to look like radar at his receivers. He needs to look off the defenders much more. I thought he would be better art that by now. I expect the middle of the field for rushing will be plugged and we will need to pass outside more.


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