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After 8 Games...Are We That "Off" Our Pace?

Yeah, last week was as bad as two weeks ago was grand. But for perspective, and nothing more, take a gander. I saw this on another TTU board, but thought it was interesting.

2000 = 5-3
2001 = 5-3 (L to 3-8 Kansas)
2002 = 5-3 (L to Iowa State)
2003 = 5-3
2004 = 5-3 (L to New Mexico)
2005 = 7-1
2006 = 5-3 (L to 2-10 Colorado)
2007 = 6-2
2008 = 8-0
2009 = 5-3 (L to Houston)
2010 = 4-4 (L to Iowa State)
2011 = 5-3 (L to Iowa State)

Seems like 5-3 is about where we live after 8 games. I obviously make no prediction on where we end up, but think about it. If things had held to form and we had been beat at OU (like about 90% of us predicted) and beat ISU (like about 99% of us predicted), we'd still be at 5-3. I would love 8-0 or 7-1 like the rest of you.

But to this point in a season, we are pretty much on track. This team has some obvious upside with all the good young offensive talent. But this defense ... wow. We could easily be 5-7 at the end. We could also end up 8-4 (though at this point I don't see that as being likely.)

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Viva The Matadors' writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Viva The Matadors' writers or editors.</em>

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