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    For the first time in a long time the pressure is on us to win this game

    I fully expect to win the game Saturday and I think more Hawks fans than will admit it think ISU will win also. I know we aren't technically favored in the game. This has been one of the most quiet weeks I can ever remember from both sides regarding smack talk before the big game. What does everyone else think?


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    Re: For the first time in a long time the pressure is on us to win this game

    I think more pressure is on Iowa to show everyone that they don't suck. But that won't happen, because we will win.



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    Re: For the first time in a long time the pressure is on us to win this game

    In no way do I see the pressure on us to win this game. This is not the team with expectations. If we win tomorrow, I will be thrilled, but at this point I don't "expect" to win.

    It'll probably be a close game and hopefully we come out on top.



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    Re: For the first time in a long time the pressure is on us to win this game

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    In no way do I see the pressure on us to win this game. This is not the team with expectations. If we win tomorrow, I will be thrilled, but at this point I don't "expect" to win.

    It'll probably be a close game and hopefully we come out on top.
    Why don't you expect to win?



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    Re: For the first time in a long time the pressure is on us to win this game

    Quote Originally Posted by hursts View Post
    Why don't you expect to win?
    I hope to win. I think we can win. I just don't expect it (i.e. cocky...we will crush them...yada, yada, yada).

    Iowa is more than capable of beating us tomorrow. I respect that.

    To listen to some on this board, we are going to win 40-3.



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    Re: For the first time in a long time the pressure is on us to win this game

    Quote Originally Posted by hursts View Post
    I fully expect to win the game Saturday and I think more Hawks fans that will admit it think ISU will win also. I know we aren't technically favored in the game.
    I would agree with you. Most casual fans (the bulk of our fanbase and the majority of those in attendance tomorrow) have heard so many good things about Rhoads, Herman, etc. Couple that with Iowa's poor showing last week, and now their injuries at RB and OL - yes, the pressure is on us to win at home.



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    Re: For the first time in a long time the pressure is on us to win this game

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    In no way do I see the pressure on us to win this game. This is not the team with expectations. If we win tomorrow, I will be thrilled, but at this point I don't "expect" to win.

    It'll probably be a close game and hopefully we come out on top.
    Agreed.

    ALL the pressure is squarely on KF's shoulders, IMO. Not "hot seat" pressure. But they had the preseason ranking, they had the bad game against UNI, he has the losing record versus ISU.

    CPR is in his second game coming off a regime that went 5-19.

    He's got a bye on this game before it's even played.



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    Re: For the first time in a long time the pressure is on us to win this game

    I wasn't aware that the line changed 7 points.

    We're a dog. I don't see the pressure being on us.


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    Re: For the first time in a long time the pressure is on us to win this game

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    I wasn't aware that the line changed 7 points.

    We're a dog. I don't see the pressure being on us.
    Exactly! +1.

    And that presents an opportunity - not a pressure situation.

    Once again, ISU gets to play the "us against the world" card. And as a disciple of Danny Mac, I'm guessing CPR knows how to play it.



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    Re: For the first time in a long time the pressure is on us to win this game

    There is some pressure on ISU to win, because so many people think they can/should win. For that reason there is less pressure on Iowa to win. However, there is still far more presure for Iowa to win than ISU.



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    Re: For the first time in a long time the pressure is on us to win this game

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Exactly! +1.

    And that presents an opportunity - not a pressure situation.

    Once again, ISU gets to play the "us against the world" card. And as a disciple of Danny Mac, I'm guessing CPR knows how to play it.
    This is the one area that I think is a little different. Just because vegas thinks Iowa will win doesn't mean ISU gets to play that card. For the first time in a long time, ISU players aren't constantly hearing how Iowa will destroy them.

    Actually, I think both teams could use this ploy (if that makes any sense)



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    Re: For the first time in a long time the pressure is on us to win this game

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Exactly! +1.

    And that presents an opportunity - not a pressure situation.

    Once again, ISU gets to play the "us against the world" card. And as a disciple of Danny Mac, I'm guessing CPR knows how to play it.
    I don't think we get to play that card this year. The game is basically a pick em game. We are not huge underdogs that no one around the nation or this state thinks can win. I would rather Rhoads takes the approach that "we are the better team so go out there and prove it on the field."



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    Re: For the first time in a long time the pressure is on us to win this game

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post

    ALL the pressure is squarely on KF's shoulders, IMO. Not "hot seat" pressure. But they had the preseason ranking, they had the bad game against UNI, he has the losing record versus ISU.
    They are not ranked anymore, and Ferentz has lost at JTS with much better teams than this.



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    Re: For the first time in a long time the pressure is on us to win this game

    We're still the lower ranked team with a much worse record from a year ago, all the pressure is on Iowa as usual.



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    Re: For the first time in a long time the pressure is on us to win this game

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    I hope to win. I think we can win. I just don't expect it (i.e. cocky...we will crush them...yada, yada, yada).

    Iowa is more than capable of beating us tomorrow. I respect that.

    To listen to some on this board, we are going to win 40-3.
    How on earth are they going to Score 3 points???

    Your Nutts if you think Iowa will be able to score 3 points on the ISU defense.



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