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If anyone needed proof that we are a decaying population, too dumb for democracy, there it is.
 
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I would bet the farm on UConn to cover. This line is a sucker bet. They are asking you to bet Iowa State. I made this same prediction when the hoop team played Texas 2 winters ago when Texas was number 1 in the country. We were home and the line was basically a pickem. I argued that they were asking you to pick Texas that day. UConn wins and obviously covers. There were many ,many posts explaining to me how lines are set, and that I did not know what I was talking about. I know how they set lines. I do not bet on games but if I did take UConn big.
 
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The line syas the overconfident Cyclones, fresh off their historic and euphoric victory over Iowa will fly into Rentschler, have an emotional letdown, underestimate the Huskies, and get beat like a drum..
 

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The line syas the overconfident Cyclones, fresh off their historic and euphoric victory over Iowa will fly into Rentschler, have an emotional letdown, underestimate the Huskies, and get beat like a drum..

Bingo. This was my first thought when I watched the last quarter and 3 OTs of that game. I actually posted something similar about hoping they would come crashing down off the emotional high and lose. After seeing UConn's offense yesterday though I'm not so sure. However, after seeing UConn's defense yesterday, I am confident we can stop a very solid ISU team.
 
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I can't imagine anyone favoring Uconn against a team that beat an AQ team from the Big 10(12) not named Indiana.
 
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Favored? UConn? How many TD's are we expecting from the defense and/or special teams? Can't count on the offense to actually put the ball in the end zone against a BCS program . . . hasn't happened since the Cincy game last season. 12 shutout quarters since that one.
 
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it's also possible that the people in Vegas that set the lines aren't a bunch of chicken little crybabies that completely break down and throw in the towel after every Husky loss
 
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Keep in mind:

1) we're a very very good home team.
2) we're going to be going up against a B12 defense.

It's still crazy to favor us, but not bat @!@#%$ crazy.
 
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it's also possible that the people in Vegas that set the lines aren't a bunch of chicken little crybabies that completely break down and throw in the towel after every Husky loss
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Still gonna need the offense to score some TD's. My guess is UConn faces 8 to 9 defenders in the box and the running game starts to stifle. Then what?????
 
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it's also possible that the people in Vegas that set the lines aren't a bunch of chicken little crybabies that completely break down and throw in the towel after every Husky loss

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UConn is solid at home historically and ISU is really not that good of a team. They scored a TD in the last minute to beat FCS Northern Iowa to win by 1 and Iowa is not supposed to be a factor in the Big 10 this year. This could also be considered a "trap" game for ISU. They had one of their most emotional wins in years last week versus Iowa and Texas comes into town for their next game (albeit they have a bye week in between). Factor in the traditional 3 point swing given to the home team in betting and it doesn't seem that ridiculoius that UConn would be about a FG favorite.
 
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Still gonna need the offense to score some TD's. My guess is UConn faces 8 to 9 defenders in the box and the running game starts to stifle. Then what?????

McCummings deep to Griffin. All night! ;)
 
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UConn rarely loses at home, at night.

Does someone have this stat? I know UConn has a great home record and has won a bunch of night games. IAA/OOC/BE breakdown would be cool to see.
 
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Does someone have this stat? I know UConn has a great home record and has won a bunch of night games. IAA/OOC/BE breakdown would be cool to see.

in homes games which finished under darkness (3pm or later starts), the Huskies are 16-4 overall and have won 10 in a row.
 
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Remember, We don't have a Quarterback...Its going to be one ugly game.
 
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Does someone have this stat? I know UConn has a great home record and has won a bunch of night games. IAA/OOC/BE breakdown would be cool to see.
Whaleer, I love the trooper with the eers logo, looks really cool. I may have to hijack that one in the future.
 
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