Iowa State coach Gene Chizik wants the student body to continue to celebrate last weekends victory over Iowa, just not his players. The Cyclones used a late field goal to beat the Hawkeyes 15-13 and now must get set for this weekend’s visit to Toledo. Chizik says he hopes they’re fired up and talk about the game forever, but he says the team has to move on.
Chizik says it was a great win for his team but they must now focus on the next challenge. He hopes the players understand that they haven’t arrived. Chizik says there is so much improvement they need to make as a team, "Good night, we could practice eight hours a day and not get it all done as far as what we need to get better at."
Chizik says the team has worked hard since the start of practice and is glad they were rewarded. Chizik says he wants the players to remember what it feels like to win, but also wants them to understand what it took to get the win.
Chizik says despite an 0-2 start the team has worked hard to get better each day, and he says that’s what they will continue to do. He says they’re not even close to being a good football team. Chizik says the win should provide a confidence boost the Cyclones. He says they team understands the things they preached about doing to win.
After committing seven turnovers in their first two games the Cyclones turned the ball over just once against Iowa. Chizik says that’s a good look at what happens when you turn the ball over, especially when they had three and four in the first two games. He says that was the overwhelming difference in winning and losing.