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Big Horned Sheep

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CSU vs Iowa keys to game


1. Toddy has to be accurate.
This has not been his strength. But this is one of the top defenses in the country, and what they are exceptional at is not giving much running the ball, which means Toddy has to click at least in the short passing game. This defense also averages 8 points per game. Meaning they score 8 points per game right now. We can't give them free points if we want a chance to win.
There is so another piece to Toddy's accuracy and that is accurately picking the right hole in the running game. One thing Iowa hasn't seen yet is a try running QB. This will be a change for them, so for a chance to win, Toddy has to make the most of it by being a weapon in the running game and not just being a change but a challenge. For that to happen oline needs to take another step forward.

2. Defense must create turnovers.
Iowa has zero INTs in the first 3 games. Our defense has dropped a bunch of INTs. Chances are the opportunities are going to be few, but if we get one we have to catch it and we have to turn it into points. We can't not take advantage of the few opportunities we may get.

3. Spread the field. We can't beat them inside, so we have to try to beat them outside, then break tackles. Short quick passes. End arounds. Etc. We have to spread the field. That is the only way we might be able to get the running game to work too.

4. Play disciplined football. We can't afford stupid mistakes. The game will be hard enough that beating ourself won't go our way.

5. STs has to be special. Doing fine or even good on STs won't get it done. You have to be special enough that it takes their attention away and adds momentum to the CSU sideline.

[Post edited by Big Horned Sheep at 09/21/2021 8:38PM]

Posted: 09/21/2021 at 6:51PM



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CSU vs Iowa keys to game -- Big Horned Sheep 09/21/2021 6:51PM
  One More Key To The Game For CSU -- bman546 09/23/2021 2:14PM
  You forgot a little Divine Intervention.... ** -- NorthSpringsRam 09/22/2021 12:19PM
  "I will givest thou a new quarterback." And it was so. -- RammingSpeed 09/22/2021 1:46PM
  I will add one more: 6. See 1 thru 5. ** -- Big Horned Sheep 09/21/2021 9:59PM

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