Iowa State coach Dan McCarney says this Friday’s game at Army presents a new challenge for his team. The 22nd ranked Cyclones are 2-0 and close out their pre-conference slate with a visit to West Point, their first road game of the season. McCarney says he hasn’t seen his team on the road yet and so far he says they’ve had great examples and ridiculous examples of how to play at home. He says they’ll need to avoid the distractions of playing at Army to see how they perform on the road. McCarney says he’s anxious to see how the team reacts on the road.The Cyclones have been idle since a 23-3 victory over Iowa and McCarney does not think the week off will affect his team. He says the measure comes in the game, not in practice. So far McCarney says he sees a desire to improve and he likes the way they’ve worked. Under second year coach Bobby Ross the Black Knights are off to an 0-2 start but McCarney says the Cyclones better be ready. He says Army has a rich tradition of success and he says guys who’re willing to go over seas and give up their lives for their country are shy about going up against his team on the football field. A victory for Army would be the first over a ranked opponent since back in 1972. McCarney says Army will play about as hungry as any team in football as they’re trying to turn things around like ISU did. It will be the team’s second meeting. ISU lost at Army back in 1972.
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