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    Re: Wins/Losses for Clones

    I'm afraid too many people are over looking UNI.



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    Re: Wins/Losses for Clones

    Did the schedule really get that much harder from a W-L standpoint?

    Last year our three south teams were OSU, Baylor and A&M and we went 1-2 against them. This year it's OU, Texas and Tech. If we go 0-3, that's only a 1 game swing on the record. If we can beat Tech, that's EVEN with last year.

    Last year we lost to Iowa - losing to them this year is a wash with last year regardless of how good they are.

    We were competitive with every team in the BigXII North last year, no reason to expect that to change drastically this year. Yes our team is different, but the other teams are different too. I trust our coaches to put together the right game plan to minimize/maximize talent differences as appropriate. Last year we went 2-3 against the BigXII North - this year 3 of those games are at home and 1 is on a neutral field, and the one true away game is against Colorado. You don't think we can do better than going 2-3 again?

    The swing games are NIU and Utah. Both are good teams, but we're playing both of them at home. Probably go 1-1 here, beating NIU and losing to Utah.

    I'm not discounting UNI, but I think we will be the better team that day. Regardless of the score, I think we win.

    So, I think we go 0-3 against the south, 3-2 against the north, lose to Iowa, beat UNI, beat NIU and lose to Utah. That's 5-7 without knowing anything about how good Tech or Utah will really be this year. Those are the games that will be critical for us this year. We'll probably get our ***** kicked a few more times (scores like 49-14 instead of 24-21), but a loss is just a loss. We're not competing for the BCS so how badly we lose doesn't really matter. For ISU, for the next few years at least, it's a race to 6 wins and bowl eligibility. Any more is icing on the cake.


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    Re: Wins/Losses for Clones

    Quote Originally Posted by johnpkelly81 View Post
    I'm afraid too many people are over looking UNI.
    Dude, UNI is going to be terrible. Just ask one of their fans...this will be a rebuilding year for them. They lost a TON from last year. I suppose we could lay a complete egg and it could be close but don't assume just because of the past that UNI will be the UNI of the last few years this year.



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    Re: Wins/Losses for Clones

    Quote Originally Posted by mustangcy View Post
    Dude, UNI is going to be terrible. Just ask one of their fans...this will be a rebuilding year for them. They lost a TON from last year. I suppose we could lay a complete egg and it could be close but don't assume just because of the past that UNI will be the UNI of the last few years this year.
    This.

    The 2010 version of UNI is not the same one that took Iowa to the edge last year nor is it the version that beat us back in 2007. If we somehow lose to UNI this year then by all accounts this season will most likely end in disappointment.


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    Re: Wins/Losses for Clones

    The only sure losses I see are OU and Texas. The talent gap b/w them and us is too great, and they're road games. Every other team is beatable.


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    Re: Wins/Losses for Clones

    Could be scary, i remember the last time we played oklahoma and texas, we walked away with a ton of injuries so hopefully that doesnt happen. Were lucky they are later in the season, I am hoping for 6 wins.



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    Re: Wins/Losses for Clones

    I think we could win 5 games and finish third in the North.

    Kansas is not going to be very good without Reesing, Meier and Briscoe.



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    Re: Wins/Losses for Clones

    NIU - good chance @ W. In my opinion, we need this one right out of the gate.
    Iowa - Loss. Their defense will over power us big time.
    KSU - winnable game. I will give us the W.
    UNI - only 'sure win' i see on schedule. they are down alot this year.
    TT - fair amount of talent but new coach, so that will make it interesting. L
    Utah - I don't know a lot about them, but they've been good recently. W
    OU - Loss
    Texas - huge blowout loss.
    KU - question mark. return a lot of guys, but not their studs. L
    Nebraska - IMO they look better on paper than live. L
    CU - Win, but Boulder is tough on us.
    Mizzou - Loss

    I say 5-7. However, i feel this team could land anywhere between 2-10 and 7-5 depending on how the chips fall. Like I said, I think NIU will set the tide. A loss to them followed by going to Iowa City....could be a rough start. OU and Texas back to back will be brutal.



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    Re: Wins/Losses for Clones

    I have our final W-L total varying because I believe a lot of our games are toss-ups and too early to call one way

    Northern Illinois - W
    @Iowa - L
    v. K-State - W
    UNI - W
    Tech - Toss-up
    Utah - Toss-up
    @Oklahoma - L
    @Texas - L
    Kansas - W
    Nebraska - L
    @Colorado - W
    Missouri - Toss-up

    My best guess would be 5 or 6, maybe 7 wins



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    Re: Wins/Losses for Clones

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyched View Post
    I have our final W-L total varying because I believe a lot of our games are toss-ups and too early to call one way

    Northern Illinois - W
    @Iowa - L
    v. K-State - W
    UNI - W
    Tech - Toss-up
    Utah - Toss-up
    @Oklahoma - L
    @Texas - L
    Kansas - W
    Nebraska - L
    @Colorado - W
    Missouri - Toss-up

    My best guess would be 5 or 6, maybe 7 wins
    I agree on the toss ups games. I could see Mizzou, Utah, Tech, and KU being toss ups. Take all 4 of those and we'll be in good shape.



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    Re: Wins/Losses for Clones

    Been making travel arrangements to San Diego at the end of January



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    Re: Wins/Losses for Clones

    Quote Originally Posted by besserheimerphat View Post
    Did the schedule really get that much harder from a W-L standpoint?

    Last year our three south teams were OSU, Baylor and A&M and we went 1-2 against them. This year it's OU, Texas and Tech. If we go 0-3, that's only a 1 game swing on the record. If we can beat Tech, that's EVEN with last year.

    Last year we lost to Iowa - losing to them this year is a wash with last year regardless of how good they are.

    We were competitive with every team in the BigXII North last year ... You don't think we can do better than going 2-3 again?
    The schedule does have some advantages with the home-away factor. Three of the road games are against teams a lot of us figure are L's no matter what (Iowa, OU, UT) and another is a team we figure we should beat no matter what (CU).

    I think NU & Mizzou will battle for the North title, but those games are at home.

    Quite a few fall into the Uncertainty Games category, but they're all at home or neutral - NIU & Utah are schedule upgrades from Kent St/Army, but playing at JTS ought to swing an advantage. Tech & KU, new coaches (which appears to be in our favor), at home. KSU is neutral (would have been a road game).

    Home field isn't THE factor in CFB, but I do think if a matchup could teeter either way, this year's schedule has advantages (flip all the home/road scenarios this season except for UNI, and assess what our predictions would be).

    Comparing to last year, though, the non-conf is more challenging and I think every conference team will improve except CU and possibly KU (although still could have a better record).


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    Re: Wins/Losses for Clones

    A team led by the Chiz should have beat OU with Bradford, and KU in '08...I'm saying anything is possible especially when you take into account they've lost their team leads.



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    Re: Wins/Losses for Clones

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    Been making travel arrangements to San Diego at the end of January
    You mean December?



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