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    Iowa is a Must Win

    Losing the last two games makes it imperative that we beat Iowa. They have been the laughing stock for while and that can quickly revert to our team. We have the players and we are tired of the excuses why things do not work out.

    The Bradley, Cal, and Duke games then would become large obstacles to starting the conference season on a confident note.


    If these set of games go South, it will be the football bowl game that we will want to remember.


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    Re: Iowa is a Must Win

    I think a lot of games are must wins. If this team doesnt find itself quick it is all but over.



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    Re: Iowa is a Must Win

    losing to two good teams by a combined total of 5 points does not put us, or even suggest that we are as bad as Iowa. We will beat Iowa, and probably by a considerable margin. They are just another cupcake on the schedule with the same talent as miss st, tenn st, and Chicago st. We've proven that we can handle cupcakes, it's the teams that actually put up a fight and are not going to stay down or be intimidated by us that we have to worry about.



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    Re: Iowa is a Must Win

    Tonight was a must win, IMO. This team doesn't handle pressure well. I'm almost expecting a loss to Iowa right now.


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    Re: Iowa is a Must Win

    Iowa is a must win every year, IMO. Right now I'm not planning on it, I'm just going to wait and see after NW and UNI.


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    Re: Iowa is a Must Win

    I don't think anybody should be calling another BCS school a cupcake right now. Sorry.

    ISU is going to win, but not by a comfortable margin, especially since the Hawks have at least shown a little bit of life as of late.


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    Re: Iowa is a Must Win

    Quote Originally Posted by SplitIdentity View Post
    I don't think anybody should be calling another BCS school a cupcake right now. Sorry.

    ISU is going to win, but not by a comfortable margin, especially since the Hawks have at least shown a little bit of life as of late.
    when Iowa is losing games to teams scheduled as "Warm ups" they qualify for cupcake status. they are bad, and they are exactly the type of team ISU has beat as expected this year. As will happen next friday regardless of any amount of playing a rivalry game with emotion and despite Iowa's campaign to not be the laughingstock of "BCS" conference schools.



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    Re: Iowa is a Must Win

    Quote Originally Posted by st8 View Post
    when Iowa is losing games to teams scheduled as "Warm ups" they qualify for cupcake status. they are bad, and they are exactly the type of team ISU has beat as expected this year. As will happen next friday regardless of any amount of playing a rivalry game with emotion and despite Iowa's campaign to not be the laughingstock of "BCS" conference schools.
    You better tell Pitt that Duquesne is a warmup then.

    You better tell Texas in the first half that Iowa is a cupcake.

    Iowa's opponents are a combined 24-13... much better than ISU's combined opponents. Hate to break it to ya.

    Again, ISU is going to win, but learn a little humility after losing to UNI and NU. ISU is obviously the better team, but Iowa is hardly on the same level as Tennessee State, Chicago State, or MVSU.


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    Re: Iowa is a Must Win

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Tonight was a must win, IMO. This team doesn't handle pressure well. I'm almost expecting a loss to Iowa right now.
    I realise that this is just your opinion but how is an early December game against a decent if not good UNI team (we don't know, because its December) a must win.

    What on earth has Iowa or Iowa State shown to this point to make you figure on our matchup against Iowa as a loss?


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    Re: Iowa is a Must Win

    Quote Originally Posted by BBHMagic View Post
    I realise that this is just your opinion but how is an early December game against a decent if not good UNI team (we don't know, because its December) a must win.

    What on earth has Iowa or Iowa State shown to this point to make you figure on our matchup against Iowa as a loss?
    We just haven't beaten anyone important at home in the McDermott era, outside the 2007 Iowa game. I don't really think we should lose to Iowa, but I'm worried about.

    Again, this UNI team is good, but if we're going to the NCAA's this year, we need to beat those teams at home. And if McDermott can't get to the NCAA's in his 4th year, with an All-American and talented supporting cast, then when the hell will he?


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    Quote Originally Posted by SplitIdentity View Post
    You better tell Pitt that Duquesne is a warmup then. There's a reason no one has ever heard of Duquense. I'm really not thinking they were scheduled to help build a tournament resume

    You better tell Texas in the first half that Iowa is a cupcake. LOL!! you better tell John McCain that he was almost the president at 2pm on election day.

    Iowa's opponents are a combined 24-13... much better than ISU's combined opponents. Hate to break it to ya. Hate to break it to ya, but ISU's RPI is higher then Iowa's by about 100.

    Again, ISU is going to win, but learn a little humility after losing to UNI and NU. ISU is obviously the better team, but Iowa is hardly on the same level as Tennessee State, Chicago State, or MVSU.
    What does Iowa being really bad and not being a threat to beat ISU have to do with humility? If it changes anything, NU and UNI will also handle Iowa fairly easily.



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    Re: Iowa is a Must Win

    Quote Originally Posted by SplitIdentity View Post
    I don't think anybody should be calling another BCS school a cupcake right now. Sorry.

    ISU is going to win, but not by a comfortable margin, especially since the Hawks have at least shown a little bit of life as of late.
    I think your mind is still on football.



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