The Iowa State Cyclones return to Big-12 action this weekend at home against 20th-ranked Nebraska. Iowa State coach Dan McCarney says it’s nice to be involved in a game that’s getting nationwide attention. He says they’ve worked hard to get to this point. The Huskers have been idle since a 40-7 loss at Penn State on September 14th. McCarney says there are still ten starters from the team that played in the National Championship Game and the Cyclones must first show they can compete. In the last five years of the series, The Huskers have averaged 53-points to the Cyclones’ 15.Iowa opens the Big Ten race at 12th ranked Penn State. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says running back Aaron Greving may not be ready for the game. Greving has been bothered by ankle and hip problems. Ferentz says Greving is not as full speed, but running back Fred Russell and defensive back Fred Sanders should be ready to go. Ferentz says the Nittany Lions are back to being Penn State. He says they got off to a tough start last year, but finished strong and carried that over into this season. Ferentz says Penn State has a strong front seven on defense, but the story of the game is the development of their offense.
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