Iowa State has excelled in turnover margin this season and coach Dan McCarney says the decision making of sophomore quarterback Brett Meyer is a big reason. I-S-U opponents have committed 32 turnovers while the Cyclone offense has only 17. Meyer has passed for 26-hundred yards and has eight interceptions to go along with his 16 touchdown passes. McCarney says Meyer has grown and he says the trust factor is very high in Meyer from all the coaches and players.

McCarney says Meyer not only leads the offense but has become a team leader as well. He says Meyer makes good decisions and plays with passion. He says he’s able to handle success and adversity.

Meyer says he felt much more comfortable in his second season as the starter. He says every player wants to improve with experience and he says he has. He says if he gets better the whole team will get better.

Quarterbacks are expected to make big plays but Meyer says he has gotten better at limiting the bad ones. He says it’s huge to avoid turnovers. He says he threw interceptions early on broken plays when he tried to make something happen. The Cyclones are in Houston where they are preparing for Saturday’s Houston Bowl against TCU.