I was looking up some more numbers after posting my most recent blog update, and I ran across this doozie: Lynn Nance through Wayne Morgan, Iowa State has never lost more than six home games in a season. More recently, Floyd, Eustachy, and Morgan all had one 6-loss season, but those seasons were the exception. With McDermott, they've been the norm, to date.
We currently sit at 6 home losses. If we lose one of our final two home games, it will be the most home losses since the 1975-76 season, when we went 2-10 at home. I'm guessing 90% of the people on this board weren't alive during that season.
It's not my intent to rag on McDermott, but this would be an ugly addition to the resume.