Iowa State will try to snap a 16 game road losing streak when they visit Kent State. Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads want to see improvement from the offensive line this week. He wants that unit to maintain blocks a little longer. Rhoads says it comes down to getting a little lower and finishing off a block and not letting the defense get its hands on the ball carrier. He says that can turn little runs into big runs really easy.
Rhoads says on the road it is even more important to limit big plays. He says they have to be everywhere they are supposed to be and show up. He says it only takes one big play to give a team momentum.
Rhoads did not even want to talk about the road losing streak this week and wants his players to be focused but relaxed. He says there is a fine line between being loose and taking care of business. Rhoads says it will be very similar to the preparation for home games.