Last game ISU played well

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  1. NorthCyd

    NorthCyd Well-Known Member

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    I agree to a certain degree, but I think it is emblematic of the coaching style to go conservative against a lesser opponent and in adverse conditions and a refusal to deviate from the plan when it is clear the gameplan isn't working.
     
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  2. Stormwarning

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    Maybe we aren’t really that good.
     
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  3. Inthesystem

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    Campbell is clear these ”margin” games are the way it’s going to be.
     
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  4. FinalFourCy

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    Hopefully we become better at it soon, or just get a big enough talent advantage to overcome doing something we’re not good at.
     
  5. madguy30

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    I think the talent is there for a Top-25ish type of season which is fun.

    If they can figure how to have a chance vs. good teams in the end, shouldn't it be reasonable to assume they have the ability to distance themselves from teams that they have the advantage over?
     
  6. madguy30

    madguy30 Well-Known Member

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    The Dake game was weird...if ISU simply sent one or two LBers on D they were right on Drake's QB and not letting the play even hardly happen. The plan should have been to just do that, take care of business, and don't let it get weird.

    UNI was a little different just because of a drop here and there but still the choice to not just pick up a 4th and 1 and open it up to put them away is odd.
     
  7. CYcoFan

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    The last time we played well was West Virginia last year. We have become very predictable from a run pass stand point since then at least from a formational stand point. You have been able to guess with about an 85-90% accuracy what we are going to do based on formation since Texas Tech last yr.

    I know we rushed for 170 yards against Tech but they were bad last yr and we struggled more than I thought we would. And then I know we beat Kansas and Baylor but both of those teams out gained us on the ground and out averaged us on yards per carry.

    That is why Texas looked so dominate. Sure they may have better athletes, but they actually watched film and realized how predictable we are.

    Nothing has changed even with Manning back. We are still throwing darts at a board to call plays. And we have not been in an offensive flow in our last 9 games.
     
  8. CyGuy5

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    This ULM game is going to be wayyyy to close for anyone's liking. We don't put teams away when we have really good opportunities to. I think the offensive playbook will be very vanilla again (like Akron last year), because they won't want to reveal too much before Big 12 play begins. The Rape-lor game is a game that scares the crap out of me, especially this early in the season. If we drop that I'm afraid a lot of people are going to be let down and have their expectations lowered.
     
  9. CyGuy5

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    Definitely agree here. I walked out of that game saying that it was the best all around football game by both teams I had watched in a long time. We got screwed over mainly by the officials and some iffy coaching decisions.
     
  10. kingcy

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    ISU did play well last night. If you take out the 3rd down D and special teams that is.
     
  11. burn587

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    You can’t say that Manning didn’t call a good game yesterday. We were gashing Iowa’s offense, the players just didn’t execute in key situations.
     
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  12. CySmurf

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    MY idea of winning would be our 1999-2000 basketball team that stomped and intimidated practically everyone they played. Would love for our football team to get to that point. That would be fun as hell!
     
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    ULM is far better than Akron.
     
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  14. aeroclone

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    Agreed. I didn't have an issue coming into the UNI game wanting to see what we had with the running backs and avoiding the big mistake with the assumption we could methodically pull away from a lesser opponent. What I did have a problem with was what appeared to be a refusal to change strategy and open it up when it was still a tight game well into the second half.
     
  15. norcalcy

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    Offense is a concern. I get the style we want to play, but waaay too many trips into plus territory through two games that yielded nothing. It’s strange to have a QB as efficient as Brock and see such anemic results. The lack of a running game has prevented ISU from finishing drives. It feels like to do what Campbell and Co. want to do you need a steady diet of punishing 4-5 yard runs. That does not exist yet. If we had that part of the offense working with this defense this season would be historic.
     
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  16. RoseClone

    RoseClone Well-Known Member

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    What's our full potential?
     
  17. Knownothing

    Knownothing Well-Known Member

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    At the same time. Drake had to play in that weather also.
     
  18. awd4cy

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    Not sure I agree with that.
     
  19. Go2Guy

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    That's interesting; can someone please elaborate? I didn't hear the original comment, so what was Coach trying to convey with this comment? Thanks
     
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  20. CycloneVet

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    I miss getting **** stomped 55-10, 77-10, 56-0. Those days were so fun.
     
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