STAFF PICKS: Iowa State vs. TCU

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  1. tim_redd

    tim_redd Well-Known Member

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    We have to break the season trend on the turnovers. If we win the turnover margin we win the game. Otherwise gonna be difficult.
     
  2. Cycsk

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    The TCU equipment truck just pulled in this morning. Someone may have snuck in and switched out all their slushy wet grass cleats with artificial turf cleats! Stick with the Cyclones. jimlad.png
     
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  3. Halincandenza

    Halincandenza Well-Known Member

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    Eh it kinda does matter who you play.
     
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  4. FinalFourCy

    FinalFourCy Well-Known Member

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    Given how few times we’ve won the turnover margin in the last 1.5 seasons, I’d bet against ISU being plus in TOs.
     
  5. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    Not when you're using the word atrocious. Im not saying their offense is Top 20 in the nation like their numbers would suggest, just based off who they have played. But atrocious offenses wouldn't put those numbers up.
     
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  6. FinalFourCy

    FinalFourCy Well-Known Member

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    #26 FinalFourCy, Oct 4, 2019
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    Not if their offense is atrocious as you suggested.

    Their offense may not be one of the top offenses in the Big 12, but it’s likely effective and not the huge weakness you’re suggesting. Certainly effective enough that a win is unlikely if we continue to lose on ST (Reagor) and TOs, plus have an ineffective offense ourselves as we have outside of the ULM game.

    We’re a good team that will have a chance to win nearly every game. But it’s hard to feel good about the odds of winning a lot of those close games when we consistently lose on STs and TOs, plus have inconsistent and ineffective offense that lacks a run game.
     
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  7. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    It's hard to drown out the internal feeling that the wheels start coming off. Chalk it up to 30 years of ISU fan hood.
     
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  8. kcbob79clone

    kcbob79clone Active Member

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    Chalk it up to 50+ years of ISU fan hood but I have a bad feeling about this game. Defense will keep it close but special teams will kill us eventually, can't keep punting to Reagor.

    TCU 31 Good Guys 10
     
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  9. flander1649

    flander1649 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it will help that our guys have played 3 games is soggy wet weather and TCU struggles with a wet ball. One can hope! Go Cyclones get the win tomorrow!
     
  10. FinalFourCy

    FinalFourCy Well-Known Member

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    That’s a pretty bold pick. We’ve haven’t lost by that much since 2016.
     
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  11. weR138

    weR138 Well-Known Member

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    I've got a bad feeling too for this game. But I don't think the wheels are coming off. We've still got WVU, KU, and TTU on the schedule to get us bowl eligible.

    ...oh, wait...
     
  12. weR138

    weR138 Well-Known Member

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    No doubt...this would be a surprise.
     
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  13. CycoCyclone

    CycoCyclone Well-Known Member

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    Sadly, I'm seeing a TCU 24 ISU 17 kind of game. We dig a hole that the offense can't get going to get out of.
     
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  14. NorthCyd

    NorthCyd Well-Known Member

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    How could you not be in believe it when I see it mode by now. The team has yet to #proveit.
     
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  15. khardbored

    khardbored Well-Known Member

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    Don't know what to think of TCU. They beat Purdue and Kansas (and a no-name team)... but they lost to SMU.

    Purdue is 1-3 and lost to Nevada and Minny, so not sure that was that great of a victory. And Kansas is ... well, Kansas. I watched a bit of the TCU-Kansas game, neither team looked great.

    So really, overall, I'd say we're pretty equal. Feels like this could very, very easily go either way and I have no idea who has the edge. Most likely, a turnover or one big play will win this game (which gives me heartburn, but so be it.)
     
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  16. Aclone

    Aclone Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure that reverse psychology works on luck, karma or fate.

    I've seen people concerned about IS's offense being "one dimensional", Well, guess what TCU's offense is? ISU 28-14.
     
  17. Urbandale2013

    Urbandale2013 Active Member

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    We need a pessimistic button.
     
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  18. 67CY

    67CY Well-Known Member

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    If they continue to allow the qb to look like a Heisman candidate when it’s 3rd and long, and fail to make the right decision when running rpo(not sure if that is rpo or just supposed to look like it, and the handoff or not handoff is a designed play), probably another loss
     
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  19. weR138

    weR138 Well-Known Member

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    And a sunshine pumper button.
     
  20. SolarGarlic

    SolarGarlic Well-Known Member

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    TCU has been able to physically overwhelm their opponents with the run game, but I think this is more out of necessity than strength. They're protecting their bad QBs. Get them in 3rd and 5+, and let Duggan try to make throws he's not capable of at this point in his career.
     
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