Optimism for Okie State matchup

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  1. jburke

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    I agree with sentiment here, but wanted to add, I don't think this team was not resilient last week. It was execution that lacked..... The resilience and heart was all in the right place, we came back hugely in the second half, just not to level execution-wise like we needed to be.....
     
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  2. BWRhasnoAC

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    Defense is fatigued. Offense must sustain drives or we will not win.
     
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  3. bosco

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    OU's defense is not great. It's the 4th in the league at best. We scored 38 on them.
     
  4. CyGuy5

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    I have no optimism whatsoever for this game. Our offense has played horrible, and Okie Lite likes to put up a lot of points. I know our defense is good, but can the offense keep up?
     
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  5. CyCloned

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    Just need to figure out a way to run the ball to eat some clock and score some points. Still can't figure out how the ISU defense can slow down all these high powered offenses. Just enjoying the ride.
     
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  6. Rural

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    It's scheme plus talent, wait'll you see it after a few more recruiting classes.
     
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  7. khardbored

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    Maybe it's totally unfounded, but my fear is that since there is now plenty of tape since the Oklahoma game, other teams are starting to "figure out" our offense and how to defend it. Other's pointed out that at times, WVU used "our defense" (3 man front) and forced us to be great at run blocking.

    Having said that, I have no special insight.
     
  8. Cyclonepride

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    We can certainly beat them. Just need to find a way to slow them down and frustrate them. Have to be a little more creative with our offense (WV first half seemed really predictable with running on 1st, passing on 2nd, which left us with a lot of 3rd and longs).
     
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  9. Bucklara

    Bucklara New Member

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    Should have said "last week's result doesn't change that". This team fought as much or more last week than the previous 4.
     
  10. FinalFourCy

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    I’d say it’s more unfounded to disagree with your fear. Let’s just hope the opposing DC thinks so little of our offense that they play their base defense.
     
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  11. SouthTulsaPoke

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    I don’t know who this “Randolph” is you speak of, but if you bring pressure, we’ll cut you apart. Only Texas slowed us down, and they did it by dropping seven into coverage and counting on he thre DLs and a LB to stop our run game. They had the athletes up front to do it. Others that have tried this (WV) were unsuccessful and we made them pay with the running game. You’ll attempt this and will stay with it until Hill and King begin to gash you.

    If you blitz you had better disguise it well. RUDOLPH likes to hard count to get your blitzers to show themselves and will then check out of the play and hit you on a quick route. That’s what happened to WVU.

    YOUR defense? WVU has been running a three-man front since their DC showed up three years ago. If anything, you guys are running their defense.

    Count on us to run he same defensive scheme we ran against he Mountaineers. We’re going to stuff your run game and make your QB and WRs try to win he game. If you don’t have a deep OL, than look for the same OSU d-line that got five sacks on Mayfield in the second half, to continuously keep substituting fresh DLs to wear your o-line down. We’ve done this to everyone we’ve played this year. You’ll see opposing offenses come in and look relatively effective early in the game, and then we’ll start hurrying your QB, and then a quarter later, we’ll start planting him in he turf. It’s as predictable as the sun rising.

    If you’re going to win, you need to get out front early. That’s what TCU and OU did. If we’re ahead at the half, it’s over.
     
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  12. CyInDFW

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    Tell Edwards to keep the play in front of him for at least the first 3 minutes and we will have a shot at this one.

    *jimlad*
     
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  13. cyjack5

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    I like our chances if we get off to a good start defensively and offensively. It's tough to dig out of a hole like we had to last week.
     
  14. VeloClone

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    I have been worried about OSU's complete team, but SouthTulsaPoke's arrogance here is disgusting.
     
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  15. tazclone

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    I am with you. Offense will have to keep up better than they have for us to win.
     
  16. FinalFourCy

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    OU Lite isn’t as obviously not as good as OU. If we take care of business we should win, but I’m concerned we won’t.
     
  17. andyokstate

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    I am still in a funk from this past weekend. What could have been had we both won...

    I have no idea what will happen on Saturday, other than me popping a beer before noon. As others have mentioned, you had us on the ropes last year and have been competitive with us the last few years anyway.

    Go Pokes!
     
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  18. 1976

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    We win 31-23. Our defense is solid and we will score more points against a below average defense. Book it!
     
  19. clone511

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  20. TheJackWePack5

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    Wait, you guys sacked Mayfield 5 times in 1 half and still gave up 62 points? Holy sh!t thats awful!!
     
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