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    KU this week

    Let's get passed the KSU loss. It's over. Done. No amount of talking about it will bring it back to life.

    Anyway, what are people's thoughts? IMO, without ARob, we are in deep doo-doo. He's our offense. Our QB and receivers (for the most part) aren't doing their jobs. ARob was makes this team better when he's in the backfield.



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    Re: KU this week

    We need to get pressure on their quarterback or no chances.

    If we can pass better, we've got a chance.

    I like the way this setting up in Kansas may be a little over confident and we have a chip on our shoulder after last week.



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    Re: KU this week

    I think we score more in this one than we have in most other games - the KU defense has been giving up points. Well, I preface that with - if our defense can stay off the field for a bit.

    Our D has been decent this year, when compared to the past few seasons. It's been a welcomed improvement. That said, this is the best offense we have faced by a mile. I'm very interested to see how we do against a team that can put up points.

    I think rationally, KU wins by 10+. Our best chance to win is to force some turnovers by pressuring Reesing and to see something from the passing game we've yet to see all season - consistency.



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    Re: KU this week

    I will say right now KU by 2 scores. We will see what happens with ARob, but I think we can compete and who knows what happens if we just give ourselves a chance.


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    Re: KU this week

    Yeah, I think we are in trouble. First of all, our defense is going to get sorely tested. Reesing, Meier, Briscoe, and Sharp will have a lot of fun at our expense. Our offense is not consistent enough to put up enough points to keep pace. We'll need Schwartz to grind it out and pick up some tough first downs. We'll need our receivers to find separation and get some YAC. And the turnovers really need to stop - Catlett's fumble with us leading 17-10 and marching downfield again with a chance to take control contributed as much to our loss as the blocked PAT.

    I am thinking it will be lopsided - something like 38-17 KU.



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    Re: KU this week

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    We need to get pressure on their quarterback or no chances.

    If we can pass better, we've got a chance.

    I like the way this setting up in Kansas may be a little over confident and we have a chip on our shoulder after last week.
    It's on the coaches to keep the team from going into the abyss we saw last year after the KU game.

    If they keep the team from quitting on each other we have a shot in this game. I would love to see these guys play with a chip in their shoulder, hopefully Rhoads and Co. instill a mean streak this week



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    Re: KU this week

    This KU team will manhandle us. We have ZERO chance of winning this game.


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    Re: KU this week

    Quote Originally Posted by clonomaniac View Post
    This KU team will manhandle us. We have ZERO chance of winning this game.
    That's the spirit!

    KU has put up points, but they haven't exactly been playing the toughest schedule in the world (although, neither have we). If we can find a pass rush sometime this week, it'll be 10-15 point difference IMO. If not and they have all day to eat lunch and read the paper in the backfield, our D will get lit up for 4 quarters.



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    Re: KU this week

    I understand that ARob has been a big part of our offense and will be missed but do people realize that we did just rush for 207 yards Saturday against a team that has only given up something like 94 yards/game and we didn't have him for 3 quarters of the game?

    The key to this game won't be so much our offense (Don't get me wrong we do have to score to win) as it will be our defense. If we can get pressure on Reesing and knock their receivers off thier routes to mess with the timing then I think we hang tough in this game. Our D has been a pleasant surprise this year so lets hope they keep it up in this game. KU did only beat Southern Miss by 7 at home their last game so they may not be as good as they are hyped to be!



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    Re: KU this week

    Quote Originally Posted by clone4lyfe View Post
    I understand that ARob has been a big part of our offense and will be missed but do people realize that we did just rush for 207 yards Saturday against a team that has only given up something like 94 yards/game and we didn't have him for 3 quarters of the game?

    The key to this game won't be so much our offense (Don't get me wrong we do have to score to win) as it will be our defense. If we can get pressure on Reesing and knock their receivers off thier routes to mess with the timing then I think we hand tough in this game. Our D has been a pleasant surprise this year so lets hope they keep it up in this game. KU did only beat Southern Miss by 7 at home their last game so they may not be as good as they are hyped to be!
    It's the other things as well. He can catch well out of the backfield. He is a great blocker too. It's the little things that make him special.



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    Re: KU this week

    If we keep it within 30, I'll be amazed.



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    Re: KU this week

    I think KU has better talent, so if talent prevails KU should win this game.

    For some unexplainable reason, I have a positive gut feeling that ISU is going to be in this game right to the end.



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    Re: KU this week

    The best way to beat the spread IMO is to get pressure with your front four, particularly with the DTs coming right up the middle in the QBs face. We can't do that. If we resort to blitzing, eventually Reesing will hit for some big plays.

    Odds are long but stranger things have happened.



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    Re: KU this week

    Without A-Rob I am pretty sure we will lose this. Not handily but we will lose it because the little things won't be guaranteed like they would be if he was in.

    I like Schwartz, a lot, but he does not have the experience of A-Rob or the shiftiness to find a hole in the zone and bust through it for a big run.

    After watching a few KU games this year I think we can out physical them on both sides of the ball. If our d-line steps up like the first half of the game last year we will give them a dogfight because they have looked soft at times this year. If we treat it like we did KSU this weekend they will win this one pretty handily.

    Agree with others though, our offense might very well score more than normal as the KU defense has left a little to be desired so far this year. I won't be surprised if something changes for them over the bye week though.

    This much is true, KU is not invincible. No team is and we need to have confidence as fans that we can go in there and make this a game.



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    Re: KU this week

    Despite the injuries, bad luck and poor calls we chronically get, I like our chances.



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