The Iowa-Iowa State matchup has special meaning for the Iowa natives on both rosters who may competed with or against several players on both teams. That is the case for Iowa State safety Nic Moser who is familiar with several Hawkeyes. He says he played against Ben Cronin, a guard from Ames, and other players he played against in high school. Moser is playing safety after moving from linebacker. He says it’s been a smooth transition. He says the run keys are similar to linebacker, and it helps out with his speed to be farther off the ball and able to react. The Cyclones are a near four touchdown underdog but Moser says they don’t mind that role, as he says they like being in the underdog role. He says when you compare the seasons of the two teams last year, the Cyclones should go in as the underdog.Moser says the newcomers have mixed in well with the experienced players and they haven’t mixed a beat. He says many of the newcomers made key plays in the game Saturday.
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