Where we COULD be right now.

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  1. ketelmeister

    ketelmeister Well-Known Member

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    OK, so I'm an eternal optimistic. But, here's where Iowa State could be in football right now.
    Kent State-with even a decent effort and half the turnovers, this is an I State win, we are 1-0
    Northern Iowa-same story. Game could have come down to a field goal, and I State pulls it out
    2-0
    Iowa-Iowa State wins with Shaggy staring
    3-0
    Toledo-Iowa State flurting with top 25, getting some votes. Big win
    4-0
    Nebraska-Iowa State comes in ranked 22 in the country. Takes a close win.
    5-0
    Texas Tech-Iowa State ranked 18th in the nation loses
    5-1
    Texas-Big TV game, but Cyclones lose
    5-2
    Oklahoma-chance for Iowa State to redeem themselves, pull out a victory
    6-2
    Missouri-Battle for Big 12 North, ISU again in Top 25 and wins at Columbia
    7-2
    Kansas State-Cyclones ranked 12th in the nation, need a big win....
    (Hey, I only said it could have happened)
     
  2. superfan

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    I know where you can find Kool-aid, but where did you find the Kool-aid bong? :wink:
     
  3. Drive4cy

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    Well, we could play the UNI game next Saturday and the result would be very similar IMO.

    We should have beat Toledo, no doubt about that.

    Kent State? That game is still very iffy to me the way they ran it down our throats in the second half.

    Nebraska was already in the tank when we played them and we still couldn't get the job done.

    Texas Tech would still cause problems for our secondary, especially the lack of depth we apparently have back there.

    So basically we could be 3-6 if we got to do somethings over again. Still got a ways to go.
     
  4. JHudd

    JHudd Well-Known Member

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    Holy Cow man I love the picture you just put in my head! Now my only question for you is why is the water in Owatonna so damn good, what ever is in that stuff you need to ship some up North. :smile: Someday my friend that prediction will be a bad year for us. Someday.
     
  5. 83Clone

    83Clone Well-Known Member

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    I hope you have a designated driver
     
  6. ISUFan22

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    I'll have what he's having. :wink:
     
  7. Cyclone42

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    Ummm... this is the most meaningless post I've ever read. You must have a really short memory. I mean, a REALLY REALLY short memory, as in milliseconds. Up until the Oklahoma game, we were BAD. Really bad. God-awfully bad. Stink-to-high-heaven bad. So bad Chizik's job might appear on Mike Rowe's show on the Discovery Channel, that bad. There was just no way were were going to win those games, period. End of story.
     
  8. HGPuck

    HGPuck Well-Known Member

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    We could have and should have won some of those games. It wasn't about the other team it was about our own mistakes...
     
  9. ketelmeister

    ketelmeister Well-Known Member

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    My memory isn't that short. We had Toledo won until the meltdown. And if I remember, Kent State was turnovers from Sandvig and Meyer that cost the game. And I was at the Nebraska game. Meyers pass interceptions cost us the game. So I agree, we did not win the games. But if the skill positions started the season as assets instead of liabliities, the rest of the team MIGHT have risen to the challenge.
     
  10. ISUFan22

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    Boy band bad?
     
  11. Cyclonick182

    Cyclonick182 Well-Known Member

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    Love the optomism but having seen things play out the way they have....... oh well.
     
  12. CYdTracked

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  13. ketelmeister

    ketelmeister Well-Known Member

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    say what?
     
  14. ISUFan22

    ISUFan22 Well-Known Member

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    There should not be blue in a Cyclone kool-aid image...:no:
     
  15. price26

    price26 Well-Known Member

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    You've gone and mixed up the Playstation 3 world and the real world. This looks more like a NCAA 08 season but I wouldn't see how we'd be ranked after beating Kent State, a bad Iowa team, Toledo, and UNI. Just wouldn't happen. Not with where we started the season in most eyes. You shouldn't probably provide some reasoning as to why we would have won those games.

    But seriously, coulda, shoulda, woulda, but didn't.
     
  16. cmoneyr

    cmoneyr Well-Known Member

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    Pfft, 2 losses?? And you call yourself optimistic. Everyone can obviously see we're just 8 plays away from being the most dominant team in NCAA history. A couple less turnovers here, a few dozen touchdowns there and we're undefeated. GO CYCLONES!!

    Other answers that will be accepted are: Remainder of B12 comes down with the plague, ISU wins by default. And crazy ISU fanatic sniper sets up shop on top of JTS and mows down opponents en route to ISU victories.
     
  17. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    #17 Wesley, Oct 29, 2007
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    The first two games we played with little passion, Toledo was a meltdown, Nebraska could have been had, Oklahoma was doable and Missouri was possible. Only two blowouts and Texas sounded worse by the score than it was. We could have, yet we were not good enougnh to take advantage. Maybe in a couple of years.
     
  18. cyclone79

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    I agree but we decided to train a new staff. Hopefully it won't take 6 years for these guys to have a winning season.
     
  19. letsgostate

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    Wow, must be fun to be such an optimistic person. Why do you bother. I think Ketelmeisters point was this COULD have happened. I've been at all the games home and away and this team has improved tremendously. And I agree if you take some of the most blantent turnovers away, the record could have been different. I appreciate the spirit of the thread. Shows things can get better.
     
  20. flynnhicks03

    flynnhicks03 Well-Known Member

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    I disagree on UNI. If my memory serves me, the first drive of the game we were moving the ball into their territory, before Meyer threw the pick. If we get points, rather than giving them the ball with good field position, that changes the tone of the game. Then, after they scored, we came back and scored. On the ensuing drive, our defense forced a three-and-out. They punted, and Sadvig fumbled. Again excellent field position for them instead of (potential) points for us. We were done at that point. If a couple of breaks had gone our way, however, it could've easily been a different game, and we could've won.
     

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