How do we stop KU?

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  1. ajk4st8

    ajk4st8 Well-Known Member

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    We have to keep our offense on the field as much as possible. Running the ball and shortening the game will be so important next Saturday. Todd Reesing has thrown for 412, 373, 356 in his last 3 games.
     
  2. twojman

    twojman Well-Known Member

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    KU averages 119 yards/game on the ground. I feel good if they cannot run against ISU. Their receivers scare me though. They are big and athletic. I think ISU needs to be REALLY physical at the line with these guys to try and disrupt their timing a bit.
     
  3. BigM

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    i don't think lj will have a problem with that
     
  4. ajk4st8

    ajk4st8 Well-Known Member

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    Our linebackers will really need to step it up in pass coverage as well. If Bibbs is out that will really hurt.
     
  5. cyclonez7

    cyclonez7 Well-Known Member

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    We need a good pass rush.
     
  6. ajk4st8

    ajk4st8 Well-Known Member

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    But a careful pass rush. You have to keep TR contained.
     
  7. cloneaholic

    cloneaholic Active Member

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    I have an idea. We wait until there's a dead ball situation, like during a TV time out, then we have Arnaud pick up the ball and run for a touchdown. This strategy works for KU in basketball.
     
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  8. StLouisClone

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    Running the ball is what almost knocked us out of the UNLV game. ISU doesn't have the offensive line to run the ball against a Mountain West team let alone against the Big 12. We need to pass, pass, pass which will help us set up an occasional run.
     
  9. ajk4st8

    ajk4st8 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. Whatever it takes to avoid 3 and outs.
     
  10. ISUAlum2002

    ISUAlum2002 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with this. After all, according to the officials in that game, once the points are on the board, they can't be taken back off.
     
  11. ISUAlum2002

    ISUAlum2002 Well-Known Member

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    I also agree with this. I know Chizik wants to run, run, run the football.....but when it isn't working, we need to be doing whatever it takes to move the ball BEFORE we're actually forced into passing each down in the 4th quarter.
     
  12. jtdoyle1

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    All you can eat buffet on the visiting sideline.
     
  13. CycloneWarrior

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    score more points than them
     
  14. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    I don't think our athletic department budget can handle Mr. Mangino.
     
  15. Rogue52

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    Even last year, Kansas played very suspect on the road. Luckily for them, they were able to pull out all of those games (except one).

    Keep the offense on the field as much as possible and we have a shot. Unfortunately, that means we will have to be able to run the ball...
     
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    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    I hate to say it, but I don't think we can "stop" them...but a smart pass rush and good tackling will slow them down...
     
  17. Madclone1

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    Execute . . play with emotion . . and don't let the QB sit in the pocket and pass.
     
  18. jhill

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    Pressure football. KU is better, plain and simple. Try forcing mistakes....blitz them from all different angles. Stunt, play tight man to man defense. Keep the crowd in the game by playing exciting defense.

    On offense, take chances down the field. Arnaud has the arm...let him use it. Mix in some trick plays, fake field goal, punt. Sneak Bates in a two backfield set along with Robinson. Make them adjust to you, not vice versa

    Try taking the game to them. If you lose, don't lose due to fear.
     
  19. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    Fixed it.
     
  20. ripvdub

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    At least we wont get beat by them having their ex starting QB as their top WR and his Mitch King like golden locks. That guy, Meier(he cant even spell his name right), was dangerous.

    Maybe we can have our 6'5" Olineman play Dline and they can knock down tiny little Reesling's passes.
     

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