Better Team?

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  1. acoustimac

    acoustimac Well-Known Member

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    So many people say ISU was a better team than both Iowa and Baylor. Even TE Chase Allen said, ““From my perspective, we haven’t lost to a better team yet,”

    I’m puzzled how anyone can say ISU is the better team when they lose? And they lose by either not performing well or making critical mistakes.

    This team may have a lot of potential, but it’s only showing up in the field in spurts. The lack of consistency is what makes this team average at best.
     
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  2. ISUENGR

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    I wouldn’t get too excited yet. Keep in mind they just played a high intensity game for four hours where the field temperature was 145 degree F. This team has a lot of character and resolve. It’s all good.
     
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  3. madguy30

    madguy30 Well-Known Member

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    I saw that and it reminded me of that iowa BB player's comments. Both sound like reaching.

    ISU is certainly 'proving' how being poor in the margins shapes the results.
     
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  4. farminclone

    farminclone Well-Known Member

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    We used to make fun of Aaron White around here for making that comment, and now our football team has stooped to that level.

    We had the opportunity to win both games and be 4-0, but we lack execution, especially at critical points in the game.
     
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  5. huntt26

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    The quote shouldn't have been said by a player. I see what he is trying to say, but it's not a good look. Scoreboard is the all important factor. The mistakes during crucial times are what contributed to both losses. Tough to say if the Cyclones are truly better than TOE or Baylor. My gut reaction is yes, better than Baylor most days and no, probably not better than TOE.

    Alternatively, a crucial fumble recovery by Purdy against UNI saved the game. So it all seems to even out in the end.

    It's been a strange start to the year, but we have to remember there's a trend that Campbell's ISU teams have not been good in September and great in October. November there is usually some regression as teams get dinged up throughout the long season. The guys will continue to grow and the Cyclones will finish with 7 or 8 regular season wins. Most on here were definitely hoping for 9 or the elusive 10 win season, but just not there yet. Lots of young talent on both sides of the ball, just haven't put it all together yet (other than against a bad team from Louisiana).
     
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  6. CycloneErik

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    For 11 minutes, we were better.
    But, you know, there's a lot more game than that.
    Wanna be better? #proveit
     
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  7. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    Oh look it's moral victory o' clock
     
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  8. Skyh13

    Skyh13 Well-Known Member

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    A part of being good, even great, is consistency. This team is not consistent.
     
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  9. LincolnWay187

    LincolnWay187 Well-Known Member

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    We have simply not had breaks go our way this year so far, although we are competing. Hopefully we are due for some good Karma coming up.
     
  10. madguy30

    madguy30 Well-Known Member

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    Someone last night went Mac-style about how ISU won the 4th quarter.
     
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  11. cyfan50438

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    No doubt about it
     
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  12. BWRhasnoAC

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    Most of this is just coaching. I'm not saying they are doing a bad job, I love this staff, but some teams take longer to click than others. Every year is a new year.
     
  13. madguy30

    madguy30 Well-Known Member

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    Technically won the 2nd half too.

    Things are looking up!
     
  14. cytown

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    Chase Allen has a lot of confidence in this team and I’m sure he believes that comment. I like that in a competitor. He is wrong though - gotta do the fundamentals right too. And we haven’t, consistently.
     
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  15. clonedude

    clonedude Well-Known Member

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    We might have better overall talent, but we don't have a very good OL, terrible special teams, and we are mentally weak.... so that evens things up.

    As CMC always says all the time.... games are won in the margins and the details. And we're absolutely terrible in those areas even though CMC preaches it all the time.
     
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  16. Knownothing

    Knownothing Well-Known Member

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    We do to many Iowa state football type things to say we are better after we lose. The other teams don’t do those things.
     
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  17. CapnCy

    CapnCy Well-Known Member

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    One of those sports cliches.

    If you win, you are better.
     
  18. Gunnerclone

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    Dumb thing to say but I’m not going to get an internet boner over trying to make some salient point about it. It’s fun to make fun of it when it’s Aaron White because he’s not on our team. It’s not really that cool to use it against our own team. Fandom can be a confusing place.
     
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  19. mdk2isu

    mdk2isu Well-Known Member

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    Mentally weak teams don’t come back from being down 20 to take the lead.
     
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  20. jmb

    jmb Well-Known Member

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    You are a freaking moron. I am not insulting you Im simply observing and articulating.
     
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