Iowa State’s defense will get a severe test on Saturday when the Cyclones visit 24th ranked Oklahoma State in the Big 12 opener. The Cowboys have one of the nation’s top rushing attacks led by Vernard Morency who averages 187-yards per contest. Morency started his college football career after three years as a professional baseball player in the Colorado Rockies organization. Oklahoma State coach Les Miles says Morency has taken a more mature approach this year in his preparation. He says Morency’s biggest weapon is his strength. He says that combined with his vision allows him to make some cuts, while he’s strong enough to run through some tackles. Miles says he also can catch the ball, so he’s an every play, every game back.Miles says Iowa State will provide a difficult test, as he says their defense is their most accomplished piece of their football team.
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