Game week is underway for Iowa State and U-N-I as they get set to open the football season this weekend in Ames. Late last week Cyclone coach Dan McCarney named Bret Meyer the starting quarterback for the opener. McCarney on the Big 12 teleconference today said Meyer has made a lot of progress and will start, but Austin Flynn will also play in the first half.McCarney says the battle for the permanent spot will continue, as he says it’s a healthy competition. He says the quarterback position is better than at any time last year. McCarney says the Cyclone are ready for a game and says they made a lot of progress since starting out. He says they have tremendous respect for UNI and calls them a veteran team.