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    Quote Originally Posted by CappinHard View Post
    if you could bet on our regular season win total, I think the line would be set right at 8.
    This aged well, along with all the others that predicted us at 8-3 (assuming we would have lost to Iowa State. Not that we would have for sure... If we played them late this season, I think we win, first game would have been tough though)

    Quote Originally Posted by 98Jackfarmer View Post
    I think its all going to come down to our QB. With that said, I would guess 7-4, or 6-5. The schedule is tough. Call me a hater, but I am not confident in what he can do, without a change in the system. Make him run more, take your chances he doesn't get destroyed is our only option IMO. His passing accuracy isn't very good.
    This didn't age so well though. Especially the last part. #badtakesfordays

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    The part about his passing accuracy probably isn't too far off base. The last 6 games he is somewhere around 55%...that is nothing to write home about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NebraskaJack View Post
    The part about his passing accuracy probably isn't too far off base. The last 6 games he is somewhere around 55%...that is nothing to write home about.
    55% isn't great if its 65 degrees and a light breeze...the last 5 games think of that weather, cold, windy, rainy, snowy or a combination of all of that. I'd say the fact he's over 50% is pretty incredible all things considered. the other fact is in last five games...the team is 5-0 with the closest game being 38-28 in Normal. I'll take 55% in those weather conditions all week long and twice on Saturdays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackedforlife View Post
    55% isn't great if its 65 degrees and a light breeze...the last 6 games think of that weather, cold, windy, rainy, snowy or a combination of all of that. I'd say the fact he's over 50% is pretty incredible all things considered. the other fact is in those last six games...the team is 6-0 with the closest game being 38-28 in Normal on a cold day.I'll take 55% in those weather conditions all week long and twice on Saturdays.
    I was working outside right up until game time Saturday. The thought of anyone throwing a rock-hard football on target more than 5 yards seems absurd. Catching it is just about as impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackedforlife View Post
    55% isn't great if its 65 degrees and a light breeze...the last 6 games think of that weather, cold, windy, rainy, snowy or a combination of all of that. I'd say the fact he's over 50% is pretty incredible all things considered. the other fact is in those last six games...the team is 6-0 with the closest game being 38-28 in Normal on a cold day.I'll take 55% in those weather conditions all week long and twice on Saturdays.
    There were three of the last 6 games at home. TC had 12, 12 and 15 completions in those 3 games. He had 13, 18 and 25 completions at the road games. The Southern Illinois game was cold but the others road games had nice weather. He only had 13 completions in the Southern Illinois game. I think they don't have him throw the ball so much when the weather is cold, windy, rainy, snowy or a combination of all of that.
    TC also throws about 3 passes a game that only travel about 2 yards. Johnson catches those passes and takes them to the house. TC does have about 3-5 long completions/game but his other passes are probably within 10-15 yards of the line of scrimmage. Those passes do travel farther than that since they go out to the sidelines but they are not normally down the field. I do not think this is bad because we are 6-0 in those games but that is what I think has been happening.
    TC averages about 290 pass yards/game for conference road games (this includes that NDSU game). TC on the other hand only averages about 176 pass yards/game for the home games since conference play started (this includes the Duquesane game). We have had rough weather at home so they don't have him do as much.
    TC is playing good ball and we are winning so I hope whatever is happening keeps happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southeast View Post
    I was working outside right up until game time Saturday. The thought of anyone throwing a rock-hard football on target more than 5 yards seems absurd. Catching it is just about as impressive.
    Impressive to me was the only TD pass of the game...rolling out, on the run, 43yd dart to Cade in stride. then add the fact it was the NE part of the field and the at was where the wind was blowing IN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91jack View Post
    Three were three of the last 6 games at home. TC had 12, 12 and 15 completions in those 3 games. He had 13, 18 and 25 completions at the road games. The Southern Illinois game was cold but the others road games had nice weather. He only had 13 completions in the Southern Illinois game. I think they don't have him throw the ball so much when the weather is cold, windy, rainy, snowy or a combination of all of that.TC also throws about 3 passes a game that only travel about 2 yards. Johnson catches those passes and takes them to the house. TC does have about 3-5 long completions/game but his other passes are probably within 10-15 yards of the line of scrimmage. Those passes do travel farther than that since they go out to the sidelines but they are not normally down the field. I do not think this is bad because we are 6-0 in those games but that is what I think has been happening.TC averages about 290 pass yards/game for conference road games (this includes that NDSU game). TC on the other hand only averages about 176 pass yards/game for the home games since conference play started (this includes the Duquesane game). We have had rough weather at home so they don't have him do as much.TC is playing good ball and we are winning so I hope whatever is happening keeps happening.
    Are we seriously debating this??? TC hasn't had to throw as much because the running game has destroyed people...Pierre has how many 40+ TDs in that span? I'll admit TC has some throws at times that make a guy wonder but all in all he's pretty good, right? I mean he only holds records in the MVFC over a span of 4 years where Defense has been pretty stout conference wide. I'll take him as QB throwing 50%...oh and how many of those incompletions were because the WR ran the wrong route or had the wrong read or were a throw away under pressure? I mean we used to crucify him because he wouldn't chuck it out of bounds when he scrambled. Also I can count at least 1 INT where this was the case. I really hope whoever takes over for him can live up to the scrutiny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackedforlife View Post
    Are we seriously debating this??? TC hasn't had to throw as much because the running game has destroyed people...Pierre has how many 40+ TDs in that span. I'll admit TC has some throws at times that make a guy wonder but all in all he's pretty good, right? I mean he only holds records in the MVFC over a span of 4 years where Defense has been pretty stout conference wide. I'll take him as QB throwing 50%...oh and how many of those incompletions were because the WR ran the wrong route or had the wrong read. I can count at least 1 INT where this was the case.
    I'm not really trying to debate it. I'm just saying that the coaches change the game plan when the weather is bad and TC (like most people) plays better in nice weather.
    I did end with, "TC is playing good ball and we are winning so I hope whatever is happening keeps happening".
    So yes, I do think he's pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackedforlife View Post
    Impressive to me was the only TD pass of the game...rolling out, on the run, 43yd dart to Cade in stride. then add the fact it was the NE part of the field and the at was where the wind was blowing IN.
    That was a beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91jack View Post
    I'm not really trying to debate it. I'm just saying that the coaches change the game plan when the weather is bad and TC (like most people) plays better in nice weather.I did end with, "TC is playing good ball and we are winning so I hope whatever is happening keeps happening".So yes, I do think he's pretty good.
    sorry, too much coffee or the fact that I want it to be Saturday right now.

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