It is back to work for the Iowa State Cyclones who do not play until hosting Iowa on September 14th. The Cyclones opened the season with a 28-20 loss to UNI.

ISU coach Paul Rhoads says they will take advantage of the open date to work on fundamentals and the Iowa game plan. He says the Cyclones young defense will benefit from the extra practice.

“The mother of all learning is repetition and we have to give our guys looks,” Rhoads says.

Rhoads says every phase needs work from fundamentals, to schemes, knowledge and conditioning. He says everything needs improvement and that would be true whether they won or lost the opener.

Rhoads says they may not have junior center Tom Farniok for the Iowa game. He suffered an MCL sprain late in the second quarter against UNI.

“He’ve probably doubtful for Iowa, they’re looking more for a return for conference play,”Rhoads says.