The Iowa State Cyclones open the Big-12 race in Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium against Kansas State. The Cyclones are 3-1 and a running game that has been impressive will be tested by the K-State defense.
I.S.U. coach Paul Rhoads says the Wildcats will be hard to run against as they are well coached. Rhoads says the Cyclones will need to make adjustments on offense during the game as they haven’t seen K-State defend a spread offense, so they don’t know where they will be able to attack.
The Cyclone defense has made strides but now must get set to take on the high powered offenses of the Big-12.
The Iowa Hawkeyes hope to avoid a letdown when they host Arkansas State. Iowa is 4-0 after a victory at Penn State and a win tomorrow would give the Hawks their first 5-0 start since 1995. Just four weeks ago the Hawkeyes escaped an upset bid by U.N.I.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says there’s so much more football to play and so many things can happen. He says things can change a lot and their offense has already been impacted by injuries. He says they just need to “hang on tight and hope that we’re getting better.”
Ferentz says the Red Wolves will look to spread the field on offense and are a lot like Northwestern. Ferentz says the Hawks won’t take this team lightly. He says they beat Texas A&M last year and won’t be intimidated by coming into Iowa City.