If Duke can do it, why not ISU

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  1. BloodyBuddy

    BloodyBuddy Well-Known Member

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  2. Bu4ISU

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    Because we're ISU is the obvious answer
     
  3. IowaStateClones

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    :v_SPIN::swoon:
     
  4. thatguy

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    because Duke plays in the ACC
     
  5. Rabbuk

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    Our coaching isn't big 12 level.
     
  6. 3TrueFans

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    You mean turn a terrible team into a team that can win 5-7 games some years but also really sucks some years? Yeah I think we did that already.
     
  7. cyrocksmypants

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    Traditionally I don't think the ACC has been nearly as strong as the Big 12, but I get the point. Before this season I'd have said I'd think we could at least compete for it in three to four years, but obviously we took a big step back this season and lost a lot of that momentum.
     
  8. cyclone4L

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    Three words: Quarterback, Quarterback, Quarterback. (Since Anthony Boone has started, they haven't lost)
     
  9. cyatheart

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    For god sake, look at who they play,think before you post a terrible question. It's night and day man. You think duke fold beat Baylor. Osu, Texas, or ou? Come on! Enough with this crap!
     
  10. BKLYNCyclone

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    Duke... Baylor... K-State even... It can be done. QBs and COACHING... Even ISU was on the verge with Sage and then Seneca. Too bad OU figured us out and gave everyone a gameplan to beat us after that (we lacked on the coaching side a bit, still love ya DannyMac)
     
  11. CycloneErik

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    You saying that we can't do it, then?
     
  12. mj4cy

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    Duke doesn't have to play against 4 teams located in the state of Texas.
     
  13. benjay

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    this
     
  14. alarson

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    Impossible? No. But the road is much easier in the ACC, that much is undeniable, especially when your division doesnt include Florida State or Clemson, and your cross-division schedule only puts you against the 2 worst teams in the other division and avoids the 2 best teams in the ACC.

    We had similar help years ago when we had the easier division and every 2 years we got a rotation with the 3 easiest teams in the south..... and what do you know, those years we damn well should have been in the title game.
     
  15. kingcy

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    #15 kingcy, Dec 4, 2013
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    It can be done. It would be a lot easier if there were still divisions in the Big 12. Playing Texas, the new Baylor, OSU, Oky, and a Bill S KState, makes it very hard for an ISU to get to a BCS game or top 2 in the conference. There are 5 teams in a 10 team conference that are not easy wins and for the near future that isn't going to change.
     
  16. HFCS

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    #64 SOS does have something to do with it. Our last two bowl teams had an SOS of 11 and 2 for comparison.
     
  17. 00clone

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    For god sake, read it before you post such a terrible question. It's in black and white, man. Come on! Enough with this crap!

    <really tiny jimlad just in case>
     
  18. cyclones500

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    Duke winning its division in ACC this year is roughly similar to Iowa State in '04 and '05 in Big12 North (one division top-heavy, the other more balanced). Duke took advantage when it was in the driver's seat, ISU did not.
     
  19. Rural

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    For some reason my TV landed on the Duke game where they clinched bowl eligibility.

    In this game, where they got win #6, they were 0-13 on third down conversions and had 113 yards total offense.

    That's a whole bunch of want-to right there.

    Sometimes it's just your turn to rise. (Don't be dismayed by the 50+ beating you'll take this weekend)
     
  20. weR138

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    This. A million times, this. We HAVE been in Duke's position and then p*ssed away a spot in the B12 CG. TWICE!
     

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