Iowa State coach Dan McCarney says the Cyclones are looking to become more consistent as they prepare for Saturday’s visit to defending nation champion Texas. I-S-U is 2-1 after a 27-17 loss at Iowa, a game the Cyclones led 14-3 in the first half. McCarney says at times they’re playing really well, but he says they’re inconsistent in the way they play.
McCarney says with Texas up next the Cyclones have no time to dwell on the loss. McCarney says an Iowa hangover will spell a lot of trouble for his team. McCarney says the Cyclones need to do a better job of finishing games, as they’ve lost all three fourth quarters in their first three games.
McCarney says the first thing that stands out about the Longhorns is their team speed, and they’re tough and physical and will run through tackles. Overall McCarney says he has been pleased with the progress of the defense though the Cyclones have struggled against the pass. McCarney says they need to get more pressure on the quarterback, get more pressure on the ball and limit yards after contact.
McCarney says there will be no problem getting the Cyclones ready to play this game. McCarney says there are a dozen kids from Texas, and the chance to play the defending national champions is exciting for everyone. The Longhorns are 2-1 after blowout wins over North Texas and Rice and a loss to top ranked Ohio State.