an interesting thought

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  1. CycloneWarrior

    CycloneWarrior Well-Known Member

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    since 2004, we are 1-5 in overtime games with a win over toledo and losses to nebraska(3ot),missouri x 2, with one of those losses costing us a big 12 north championship,kansas, cost us another big 12 north title,and most recently tonight,

    seeing this, why is it that we are so bad in overtime?, i mean 1-5, thats turrible(in a charles barkley voice).lol, but seriously is there a connection with this that we cannot win a freaking overtime game, we should just go for the 2 point conversion all the time,jk, any thoughts about this topic
     
  2. ajk4st8

    ajk4st8 Well-Known Member

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    We haven't exactly won many games period in that time.
     
  3. hippiehawk

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    Doubt it can be attributed to anything more than either bad luck or a small sample size.
     
  4. CycloneWarrior

    CycloneWarrior Well-Known Member

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    4 of the losses came in 04 and 05 when we were actually good, we shouldve won 11 games in 05, that was a very disapointing season
     
  5. kingcy

    kingcy Well-Known Member

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    We never have been good in OT.
     
  6. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    First, I question how good we were in '04 and '05.

    Second, this team shouldn't be compared to those teams - they're completely different teams in almost every way imaginable.

    Third, I think the overtime performance tonight is directly attributed to the youth of both the players and the coaching staff.
     
  7. LivntheCyLife

    LivntheCyLife Well-Known Member

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    But if you played a team even for 60 min., you would figure you have about a 50/50 chance to win.

    My theory would be that having a good red zone offense and kicking game are critical for winning ot games.
     
  8. CyForPresident

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    We're bad in OT because we're Iowa State. It's who we are. Like Iowa growing corn or watching your lazy-boy turn into a Koala and run away while your high on PCP.
     
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  9. ISUFan22

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    The guy the TD pass was thrown on was a senior, so I don't see how that really played into it. I think we made a poor call on offense on the 2nd down QB draw and then Bell simply didn't make a good play on the ball on defense.
     
  10. CycloneWarrior

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    we were very good in 2005, we just made a couple mistakes that cost us big time with losses, we lost 3 ot games that year and a game that we should've won against tcu, but that dumb kicker of theirs made like a 55 yd fg and he was like a 40 or 50% kicker on the season
     
  11. dschlitter

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    You can't compare overtimes in the past to tonight. They are completely different. Tonight I think I am one of the few people that was happy to at least see it go into OT. We were down 21 at half and took it to overtime. To win in overtime after coming back from that much down would have been flat out amazing.
     
  12. CycloneWarrior

    CycloneWarrior Well-Known Member

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    bell is a junior, or are u talkin about somebody else
     
  13. illinoiscyclone

    illinoiscyclone Well-Known Member

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    well, the way i see it, you cannot compare regimes. as far as overtimes go, i think it is all about desire, with playcalling and tough breaks mixed in a little bit. in my short career as an athlete, i never lost anything in overtime, in wrestling or football, and i played my fair share of each. when you lose one overtime, maybe it is a bad bounce, but after a couple it seems like the other team wants it more.
     
  14. CycloneWarrior

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    i'm just saying, there has to be something we are doing wrong with all our teams, cause we keep losing ot games
     
  15. ISUFan22

    ISUFan22 Well-Known Member

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    Ah, my bad, I thought he came here with just 2 to play.

    Regardless, he's not young at all.
     
  16. cyclonez7

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    The fact that it went to OT was amazing to me. That drive with 1:30 left was perhaps the best and most clutch drive I've ever seen from an Iowa State offense.
     
  17. Wesley

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    I was hoping to go for two.....
     
  18. dschlitter

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    The only thing I didn't like tonight was going for the touchdown on first down. Their defense just got done playing a ton in the second half, and I would have liked to see a run play on first and second down with a short pass play on third down to continue to wear out their defense.
     
  19. twojman

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    Agreed, you had all the momentum and UNLV had to be just stunned. I am not just thinking of this because of Denver last week either.

    ISU was on the road and anytime a score happens that way at the end of the game, I say go for the win.
     
  20. CycloneWarrior

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    i would have also gone for 2, the game was theirs, we had no business being in that spot after our ****** first half, and i'm glad we stepped up and shoved the ball down their throats and finally made that awesome 98 yard td drive to force ot, but i think we had all the momentum and we shouldve went for 2, jmo
     

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