Iowa and Iowa State will try to tame Wildcats this weekend in college football action. The Hawkeyes visit Northwestern and both teams stand 5-3 overall and 3-2 in the Big Ten.
Iowa’s defense will try to slow down Northwestern’s high-scoring offense but coach Kirk Ferentz says the Hawkeye offense will need to do its part. he says offensively you have to make good use of every possession, preferably getting touchdowns.
Ferentz the biggest key against the Northwestern offense is to be in the right place at the snap. He says you have to be solid and play total team defense, as he says Northwestern’s quarterback is good at finding mistakes by the defense.
The Cyclones host the Kansas State Wildcats and look for their first victory in the series at home since 1993. Iowa State is 5-3 overall, K-State is 4-4.
Iowa State coach Dan McCarney says both teams are playing for a lot of things and he says it’s all about how you finish. He calls it a very, very important game. McCarney says the difference between their three-game losing streak and their current two game winning streak is turnovers. He says the effort, leadership and toughness are there, and it’s obvious that when they had one turnover in the last two games and they’ve won.