Iowa State coach Dan McCarney is waiting to hear back from the Big-12 Conference on a couple of plays from Saturday’s 28-14 loss to Nebraska. Both plays nullified Cyclone touchdowns. McCarney says it won’t change the outcome of the game, but they want to get an interpretation of the Toddy Blythe interference call and the Austin Flyn catch that was ruled out of bounds.
Austin Flynn’s catch in the corner of the endzone was ruled incomplete but replays showed it was clearly a touchdown. Replay officials never stopped the game to give it another look. McCarney says there were TV cameras on every play and he says he believes they review every play. McCarney says if they did review it, then they did it quickly.
The Cyclones are 0-2 in the Big-12 and next up must visit 22nd ranked Oklahoma. McCarney says there’s not a morale or attitude problem after the losses. He says they’re working hard to correct the mistakes and have the leadership and resolve to not give up.
McCarney says there is no plan to abandoned the ground game and focus on Bret Meyer’s passing. The Cyclones have averaged just over 50-yards on the ground the last three games. McCarney says they need to be more efficient and run the ball better and that will help Meyer. McCarney says they need to run some draw plays or something else to keep the defense from bringing the all out blitz.
McCarney says the defense cannot afford to become one dimensional, as he says running the ball helps all facets of the offense. He says he wants to see the offense make Oklahoma respect the run game.