The Iowa State Cyclones close out non-conference play at home against UNI. Both teams are led by junior quarterbacks who are having outstanding careers: Iowa State’s Bret Meyer and UNI’s Eric Sanders. I-S-U coach Dan McCarney says it’s neat to see starting quarterbacks from Oelwein and Atlantic, small towns in Iowa.

The Cyclones will not take the Panthers lightly, as he says it’s easy to have that respect when you look at what U-N-I has done. McCarney says the Panthers have a good system that’s proven. McCarney says his team can’t just toll out and think they’re going to win as past history shows the Panthers can beat I-S-U.

UNI coach Mark Farley says this will be a great opportunity for the Panthers. He says he’s always enjoyed the crowd in Ames as it’s always 99-percent Iowa people. Farley says they want to go out and play their style of football.

Farley says this will be a great test because the Panthers open Gateway Conference play next week. He says it matches them up against great talent and helps define what his team needs to do to have success.

Farley says the Cyclones have the personality of their head coach, they’re intense, play hard and are aggressive. Farley says McCarney is a coach who gets the most out of his team.