Barnett - 4 Big 12 wins in 2 years - wins against @#19 TTU, #2 OSU and @#13 TCU
Sorry, I will go with the results. Does Barnett light the world on fire and is just an amazing passer?? No.... but we tend to play better when he the QB. Sorry.
Also, Same O line and receivers.
Kansas had 29 passing yards and 390 rushing yards against TTech; 39 passing yards and 234 rushing yards against UT.
Their O (James Sims) plays right into the strength of our defense. Question is can our O remove head from anus. I'll be there yelling along with what seems like a pretty big contingent of Cyclones.
I think we'll win this Saturday and also beat WVU and then go on to beat Minn (or Purdue) in the Meineke Car Care bowl in Houston to finish the season 8-5.
I think we win out. Really.
If we can win our bowl game and land at 8 wins, that's one of the best seasons that we've ever seen. I think we underestimate here how big a deal 8 wins is (right now) at Iowa State. It hasn't been done a whole lot.
I want a bigger season, and it felt like we were right on the cusp of that, but we have to break through for 7-8 wins to break through to that next level. We have a very good chance at 8 right now.
Some info to back up your position from Steve Malchow's 2:00 timeout:
Coach Paul Rhoads latched onto a positive thought Saturday night.
2:00 Timeout With SteveMalchow - HomeQuote:
“We’ve got five quality losses if that makes sense,” he said. “And, I think it does (make sense) to our kids.”
One hundred percent of ISU’s defeats in 2012 have come vs. teams currently ranked in the Top 25 of the coach’s poll.