Your right, two 6-6 seasons that ended with a bowl game loss are losing seasons, technically. To me, 6-6 in the Big 12 with a bowl game is a good accomplishment for ISU.
But, if anyone thinks that what we have experienced under Rhoads is anything like Walden, they should look at Walden's record.
3/5 years - bowl game
8 years - no bowl game