I am firmly in the camp of Cyclone fans who view every upcoming game as a glass half full- of poison.
Toledo is a nightmare.
Good enough to win- heck, good enough to embarrass- and throw the season into the emotionial dumpster before September even arrives. ISU might be good enough to do the blowing out. ISU could also serve up a Baylor-esqe loss.
-Toledo began playing DI football in 1962.
-Folks bring up their wins against Penn State and Minnesota to prove they are giant killers, for good reason. But realize, the PSU win was in 2000 when Toledo went 10-1 (and didn't go to a bowl), and outscored their opponents 400-125. PSU was 5-7, and lost to a 4-7 Iowa team.
-The 2001 Minnesota win was at Toledo, the Rockets were 10-2 with a bowl win, and again scored 400+ points. The Gophers went 4-7.
-In 2004 UT lost to 7-5 at Minnesota and at 4-7 Kansas by 40. Each.
-The 2005 bowl blowout of UTEP was contrasted with a 30 point loss at Fresno State.
I give Toledo a 30% shot at winning. Cyclones by 10 in a very workmanlike effort.