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Like Norte Dame, Oregon, Clemson, Wash St?? I mean, we’ve played a few but the recent trend is pretty solid opponents.
Yeah - not at all saying we've had terrible bowl opponents lately, just saying as long as that continues it's great for us
 

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Like Norte Dame, Oregon, Clemson, Wash St?? I mean, we’ve played a few but the recent trend is pretty solid opponents.

It's the SEC's fault for not having enough eligible teams in several of ISU's bowl seasons.

2004 - Miami (Ohio) was an SEC replacement.
2005 - TCU was an SEC replacement.
2012 - Iowa State was an SEC replacement.
2017 - Memphis was an SEC replacement.
 

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Brett McMurphy has us in First Responder Bowl (Dallas) vs. Syracuse. Guessing that means he thinks we will be 6-6.

 
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This prediction has Nebraska making a bowl game? That's just silly.
Whether they get to the 6 win mark remains to be determined. However, this year is one of the the more favorable schedules under Frost. Their B1G East crossover opponents are Michigan, Indiana, and Rutgers.

Only three of their opponents are going into the year ranked:
- OU (9) who is working in a new coaching staff and system
- Michigan (8) who is dealing with some player turnover but will still be good
- Wisconsin

How I think it will go for them is that they start 3-1 (beat NW, GSU, UND + lose to OU). Follow up the the next 4 game stretch with 3-1 (beat Indiana, Rutgers, Illinois+ lose to Purdue) That leaves them at 6-2 going into the final 4 games where they will go 1-3 (beat Minny + lose to Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa). Finish they year 7-5.

Again whether they win 6 games remains to be seen, but I wouldn't want to be ol' Scotty boy if they don't
 

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I'm up for the Peach, Fiesta, Sugar or Alamo. All in great, warm cities with plenty of partying and things to do. I think Cyclone nation will respond well to any of these!
 

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Whether they get to the 6 win mark remains to be determined. However, this year is one of the the more favorable schedules under Frost. Their B1G East crossover opponents are Michigan, Indiana, and Rutgers.

Only three of their opponents are going into the year ranked:
- OU (9) who is working in a new coaching staff and system
- Michigan (8) who is dealing with some player turnover but will still be good
- Wisconsin

How I think it will go for them is that they start 3-1 (beat NW, GSU, UND + lose to OU). Follow up the the next 4 game stretch with 3-1 (beat Indiana, Rutgers, Illinois+ lose to Purdue) That leaves them at 6-2 going into the final 4 games where they will go 1-3 (beat Minny + lose to Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa). Finish they year 7-5.

Again whether they win 6 games remains to be seen, but I wouldn't want to be ol' Scotty boy if they don't

5-7 gets him fired. 6-6 is debatable. 7-5 and he's safe. The schedule is definitely easier than it's been for them. But man, if Pat Fitzgerald pulls the old NW upset in Dublin on Saturday, the seat is going to get white hot and things could fall apart for them.
 
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Brett McMurphy has us in First Responder Bowl (Dallas) vs. Syracuse. Guessing that means he thinks we will be 6-6.


His bowl projections are based on low performances by the top of the Big 12. If Baylor, Oklahoma, or Iowa State goes on a run, the entire list will move up in terms of quality of bowl.
 

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