The Iowa State Cyclones open the football season Saturday at home against Ohio. Cyclone coach Dan McCarney says to have success, the Cyclones will need to stop the run. He says many of the starters that led Ohio’s rushing attack are back.McCarney says there’s no way his team will take Ohio lightly. He says the team has played some of the top teams in the country, including K-State and Ohio State, close in recent years.McCarney has still not settled on a kicker for Saturday’s game. Freshman Tony Yelk has been battling junior Mike McKnight for the job.Ohio coach Jim Grobe enters his sixth year at the helm. The Bobcats were 5-6 a year ago and Grobe feels good about their prospects this season. He says his team is more mature this year.Grobe’s first game at Ohio was a loss at Iowa State back in 1995. That night Troy Davis burst onto the scene by leading the Cyclones to a come-from-behind win.Grobe says Ohio takes a more talented team to Ames for this game. He says his team is playing a lot of sophomores that have the experience of a redshirt year.
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