Onside kick...

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  1. cyinne

    cyinne Active Member

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    Where it all went wrong today is when we tried the onside kick.... I understand trying to catch Iowa off guard but that was totally uncalled for.

    On top of that Banks did not need to be selfish and get the personal foul..... He was getting worked and got ******.....
     
  2. bos

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    How about putting this in one of the other threads. Cool?
     
  3. Why don't we just play hard hitting football instead of doing things to catch opponents off guard?
     
  4. ISUFan22

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    Bull. I think it was a decent move. Up until then the defense was playing very well. And it was totally unexpected. We simply do not execute the play legally and getting the ball. It was kicked well.

    Our issues were being inept on offense and making stupid turnovers/penalties.
     
  5. CyPride

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    Banks was getting worked on that play? Really?
     
  6. cyinne

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    Does it really matter? If nobody wants to talk about it it will get buried soon enough....
     
  7. bos

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    Yes. Thanks.
     
  8. Angie

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    ...I bet the same people whining about this were the same ones who said that Mac and Chizik were too conservative. The following personal foul was a bigger change in momentum.
     
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  9. mwitt

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    I really liked the play call. We were playing against a better team. Try to make something happen. Not like it cost us the game.
     
  10. 3TrueFans

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    I like the try for an onside. Probably the only play call I liked all day actually.
     
  11. cyinne

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    So what i am getting at is if the defense was playing fairly well why not kick it deep and make them go 70-80-90 yards instead of 40-50 yards? The risk at that point is not worth the reward at that point IMHO. After Iowa got the ball after the onside kick it was mostly all downhill from there.
     
  12. Angie

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    Fixed it for you.
     
  13. NobodyBeatsCy

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    It was dumb and turned the momentum of the game. That is all
     
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  14. gogagig

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    Wouldn't have made a difference. Even if we had recovered the on side kick, with the sort of day we were having, we would throw an interception on the very next play.
     
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  15. stvfarmboy

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    You make an excellent point.
     
  16. terryleebr

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    That is exactly what it said to both teams.
     
  17. cyinne

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    Good call....
     
  18. ISUFan22

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    Another reason this thread should go in the "duh" file. The onside kick was the least of our worries.
     
  19. mwitt

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    Did the reverse pass say that to NDSU, too? We won 2 freaking games last year. We tried to make something happen.

    You really think that changed our players' mental status and is the reason we lost by 32 points and have not scored a TD in this series since 2006?
     
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  20. swammi

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    It's not a good move because you risk losing the lead, and you're at home, and it's early in the game and you have the momentum at the moment. Your defense has already gotten you the ball twice without giving up a score. I am sure the strategy going into the game was to make Iowa work with a long field. This o/s kick, goes against that strategy. If you are on the road, trailing and it's getting late, you need to take some risk to try and make something happen. It was the game's turning point. It was a high risk move in a situation that did not seem to justify taking that risk. I know, I have hindsight, but I was screaming at my wife in protest as soon as I saw what it was. We may well have lost even without that attempt - but they probably would have beaten us with 7 fewer points in that event.
     

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