Eleven opponents down (well, technically ten...sorry, Furman), one to go. Iowa State Week wraps up once again with a look at their projected record and a request for feedback.
Before we get to the BTBS projections, here's Iowa State Week in review:
- Monday: Iowa State Links
- Wednesday: Rock M Roundtable
- Wednesday: Beyond the Box Score Offensive Preview
- Thursday: Beyond the Box Score Defensive Preview
2009 BTBS Projections
|Date||Opponent||Proj. W/L||Margin||Record||Conf. Rec.|
|9/3||North Dakota State||W||+20.4||1-0|
|9/19||at Kent State||W||+5.9||2-1|
|10/3||vs Kansas State||L||-7.1||3-2||0-1|
|10/31||at Texas A&M||L||-13.0||3-6||0-5|
Despite a projected loss to Iowa, I think most Iowa State fans would be secretly satisfied with a two-game improvement to 4-8, yes? This schedule is relatively rigid, meaning only three games are projected within a touchdown (four if you include K-State at 7.1 points). If they're a touchdown better than expected, they could slip into a 5-7 or 6-6 record. A touchdown worse, and you're looking at 2-10. Either way, it doesn't appear that the BTBS projections think any higher of Iowa State than anyone else, but still...there are worse things in the world than a two-game improvement and the end to a long road losing streak, right?
Hate Kansas Week!