This isn't really the answer to the question (the question is somewhat flawed though since it assumes we only win 6).
I think we should win against KU, Baylor and OSU giving us 7 wins. In reality we probably lay in egg in at least one of those games (I'm guessing OSU - they probably have that one marked on their calendar a lot stronger than we have it on ours) and lose.
To make up for it I think we pull at least one CPR upset special against KSU, Texas, OU, or WV. (TCU doesn't count as our upset of the year. It's like beating Iowa last year. On paper it was probably an upset, but I expected it so it doesn't count).
So I guess my answer is Baylor for the 6th and a upset of one of the big ones for 7.
I hate the fact some consider KU a guaranteed win. I am not one of those.
Originally Posted by alarson
No game is guaranteed, but it is as close to a guaranteed win as you'll get in the big 12.
Looking at sagarin ratings... Kansas is sub-100. At that rating it should be considered as much of a guarantee as an upper FCS program.
How did that work out for ISU the past 2 years in Ames? Kansas has given ISU fits, and they get them on the road this year, on their Senior Day, at the end of the season when teams SHOULD be playing their best FB.
The question was, if we beat Kansas as should be expected, what's our next best chance for a win? I don't preclude the chance of winning a seventh game this year-- hell, I expect to win a seventh. Sorry if I didn't word it well enough for everyone... I just want to know who everyone thinks is our best chance at a bowl-clinching victory?
Originally Posted by Bill Walton
Think Oscar Wilde when he said, "every saint has a past, every sinner has a future." But also think Neil Young: the fork in the road, light a candle. Instead of cursing the darkness, let's light a candle for where we're going. This was fantastic for the world. We are better people for having been here. It was absolutely incredible. I'm inspired. I don't know when I'll ever sleep again.
Pretty sure most teams we play considers Isu a win. Thankfully they still have to play the games. Fear no one but careful to discount Kansas too. Isu will win 6 if not 7 or 8 this year. I like our chances at 11 am Saturday for starters.
I think if Texas loses -- and loses big -- to Oklahoma in the Red River Shootout, and then loses to Texas Tech (and perhaps even at home against Baylor), I think that bodes pretty well for an Iowa State win over the Longhorns ala 2010.
I hope your right, but I really hate how we match up with Texas since they have shown some offensive talent so far. Right now I see it being like last years OU game.
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