Austen Arnaud is anxious to return to the field this weekend when the Iowa State Cyclones host Oklahoma State. The junior quarterback injured his throwing hand in an October 17th victory over Baylor and sat out the last two games though he did go through pregame warmup prior to this past weekend’s game at Texas A@M.
Arnaud says he threw the ball Saturday and had some good velocity on it, so he should be ready to go this Saturday. I.S.U. coach Paul Rhoads says Arnaud was close to playing last week. Rhoads says the full velocity wasn’t there for Arnaud and he says based on the progress made, Arnaud will be back.
Rhoads says you have to be able to throw the ball, or you won’t get it by very many people. He says Arnaud could have played without passing the last two weeks. Iowa State is 5-4 and Arnaud says the Oklahoma State defense will provide a diffiocult test. Arnaud says they do a lot of things to try and get you to throw to the short routes on third and long. He says they are athletic and make it tough on the passing game.