Iowa State closes out the football season at West Virginia on Saturday. The Cyclones are 2-9 overall and closed out the home schedule with a 27-0 win over Kansas. “We really played an exceptional football game in very awful field conditions, ” according to Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads. He says quarterback Grant Rohach had an outstanding game despite the arctic like conditions. He says Rohach completed 75-percent of his passes, threw downfield effectively, made good run and pass decisions and was unaffected by the elements while he “truly led our football team for the first time.”
Rhoads says a victory on Saturday would be a great way to close out a disappointing season. He says it would be great for the seniors and the staff finishing out the season and also would jump start the preparations for next season.
At 4-7, West Virginia will also be playing for pride and coach Dana Holgerson says they hope to send their seniors out with a victory. He says it’s the last time many of them will be playing football. This game will close out West Virginia’s second year in the Big 12 and Holgersen says the program is still adjusting.
“We’re in a different time and we’re in my eyes a relatively young football team,” Holgersen says. He says they have to evaluate everything they are doing and how the can move forward while playing in this conference.