... with 6 guys at my work that ISU will beat NDSU by at least 3 TDs (21 points). I work with bunch of NDSU fans, and they all took the bet without hesitation . The bet is a free lunch from each of them, or I pay for 6 lunches. Was I high on kool-aid when I came up with the bet, or do I have a legit chance to eat free for a week? I hope I win... otherwise I have some explaining to do when the wife sees the credit card statement.
Dont get me wrong its a good bet but these NDSU fans wanted 2/1 odds and 21 points.......man they are feeling good about the team
I guess you've blocked October 7, 2005 out of your memory, then...
October 7, 2005: L Cal Poly 37-6
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I looked over the football board over at NDSU fan site. Looks like they are going to be counting on some JUCO recievers who apparently did not show up for summer workouts but did show up for practice. I still expect AA and crew to move the ball effectively. Also noted that according to their fans, their linebackers and D line are relatively unknown. Sounds like tight ends and RB's may have a good day. I believe, PR will run out of the spread if it yields good results, and if secondary has to worry about 5 wide recievers, each as good as their best reciever, the run game for ISU may see alot of success. I would love for ISU to rush for 200 yards out of the spread against an inexperienced defensive front, and throw enough to keep the secondary honest. Then ISU will not have to show our offense for the week 2 opponent.
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Re: well here is how we have done in the past Nonconference
Originally Posted by theyork
UNI 7 point win
ohio 28 pt win
Norther IL loss
UNI 23 pt win
Northern IL 7 pt win
IL State 11 pt win
iowa 20 pt win
army 7 pt win
toledo 2 pt win
unlv 6 pt win
UNI 1 pt win
kent st loss
iowa 2 pt win
sdsu 27 pt win
kent st 20 pt win
three 21pt+ wins in the past 6 years. 3 21+ point wins in 22 at bats. not good odds. i think you lose. seems every year everybody gets amped and starts predicting 48 point victories over our opponents, then we have a 6 point win over a 1aa opponent, or worse yet a loss to one.
lets face it, we were awful last year and it will take some time for the new schemes to sink in and run fluidly. i expect a win but not by much
For what it is worth, you could also look at those numbers and say there is a 50% chance a season will have a 21 point W. Furthermore, in those seasons it is 66% likely that the W will be against a FCS team. Not as bad as you portrayed. Also, it is interesting that there were two 20 point W's.
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