i sure hope thier wrong...
i sure hope thier wrong...
What did they pick for our other games?
After last week I have no faith in any cfn pick.
Horrible against the run? Iowa was the best rushing team we faced all year and we shut them down. That has to do with the fact that the offense kept the defense off the field long enough to get their wind back. Bottom line, if Toledo's defense is as bad as cfn seems to think it is, then we should have no problem giving the defense time to rest. That means Toledo's not going to be running well on us. This just seems like another "biased against" pick.
CFN is 0-3 this year in predicting ISU football games. Here's hoping they will soon be 0-4!!
for someone who is at work and has workcomputers that block most sporting sites....could someone please post the actual article? (or is that a no-no?)
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Horrible prediction. If ISU loses, it will be close, but 35-24 Toledo? Our defense is not that bad.
By the way, the overall pick from the CFN staff is ISU. Only Fiutak (who I'm assuming wrote the prediction) and Zemek picked Toledo, everyone else including the omniscient Clucko picked ISU.
No way they dominate us through the air like that. And how can they say if Brett Meyer throws for 300 yards we still wouldn't be close? That was terrible analysis.
I'll post it (done it before without retribution)...
Iowa State (1-2) at Toledo (0-3) 7:00 PM
Why to Watch: Iowa State stopped a two point conversion attempt in the third overtime to beat Toledo 45-43 in last year's thrilling opening day game. This year, the two teams are struggling, even though Iowa State might have kickstarted the Gene Chizik era with a 15-13 win over in-state rival Iowa. Toledo has been awful, giving up close to 50 points per game and getting nothing form the offense until it's too late. 0-3, the Rockets could desperately use something positive to build on before diving back into MAC play against Western Michigan. This starts a three-game homestand for the Rockets, while the Cyclones could use a second straight win with road games against Nebraska and Texas Tech ahead. Follow those up with Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri, and this could be a rough stretch.
Why Iowa State Might Win: If the Iowa State offense was ever going to get on track, this would be the game. While the Rockets might have faced three good offenses to start the year (Purdue, Central Michigan and Kansas), the D really has been that bad with no pressure from the defensive front. There aren't any playmakers anywhere, at least not so far, so this has to be the time the Cyclone passing game finally starts to produce. If it doesn't happen this week, it's not going to happen all year long. Fortunately for Toledo ...
Why Toledo Might Win: This is the break the defense desperately needed. Iowa State has generated 14, 13 and 15 points with an attack that's moved the ball a little bit, but can't put points on the board. Helping the cause will be a Cyclone defense that doesn't generate turnovers and is mediocre against the run. The ISU defensive stats are solid because it hasn't faced anyone who can throw. That'll change this week with the Rockets certain to bomb away from the start. As long as QB Aaron Opelt gets time, he'll produce.
Who to Watch: Considering the struggles of the Iowa State offense, the last thing it needs is a long field to deal with on drive after drive. That's why Toledo senior Brett Kern might be the key to the game, with a 46.4 yard average and a nice ability to pin the ball deep. Iowa State is averaging a mere 2.83 yards on punt returns. For the Cyclone offense, lost in the shuffle of a lousy start has been the running of JUCO transfer J.J. Bass, who's been the workhorse when the passing game breaks down. He was stuffed against Northern Iowa, but did a good job of getting the hard yards against Iowa last week. He'll get the ball 25 times, and he'll need to crank out a 100-yard day.
What Will Happen: Toledo finally gets off the mat with a big offensive performance from all phases. Iowa State will have its best offensive output of the year, with QB Bret Meyer throwing for 300 yards, but if won't be nearly enough.
CFN Prediction: Toledo 35 ... Iowa State 24 ... Line: Iowa State -4
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