Iowa State coach Dan McCarney says Bret Meyer will remain the starting quarterback when the Cyclones host Texas A@M in their annual homecoming game. Meyer had an interception and three fumbles in Saturday’s 36-7 loss at Oklahoma State. McCarney says a lot of the problems in the pocket had nothing to do with Brett Meyer. He says Meyer was getting whacked from all different directions and it had nothing to do with him being “loose with the ball.” McCarney says the Cyclones must do a better job of blocking if they want to get a victory. He says they’re not gonna go in a throw in a whole new offense. He says they have to be better at protecting the quarterback. The race in the Big-12 North is wide open. For the first time since 1967 none of the teams that make up the division are nationally ranked. McCarney says there are a lot of real good players and coaches in the North and they shouldn’t be counted out of the national championship picture.