Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads says quarterback Sam Richardson will be ready for Saturday’s game at Kansas. Richardson injured a shoulder late in the Cyclones 59-14 loss to Oklahoma. “I don’t know if redeems is the right choice of words, but nobody was more displeased with how the offense played, how the team played than Sam was. And he’ll be chomping through preparation and to get to 2:30 on Saturday,” Rhoads says.
Rhoads says linebacker Jevohn Miller was scheduled to undergo an MRI this afternoon. Miller suffered a knee injury against the Sooners. Rhoads says they believe it could be an MCL tear, and he says it was a clean play that he has no trouble with.
The ISU defense was shredded by Oklahoma and Rhoads says it was also a bad day for the offense. He says Oklahoma takes a lot of credit and their play, by he still thinks the offense is playing at a high level with a good amount of confidence.
Rhoads says they had two weeks to prepare for the Sooners and gave them more blitzes than was they prepared for leading up to the game. Rhoads says he is not concerned about the Cyclones’ ability to bounce back. “This group has always bounced back well if you will,” Rhoads says. He says the number of players in the building on the day off shows how they are ready to get back to work.
Both the Cyclones and Jayhawks are 0-5 in the Big 12 and running out of chances to get a league win.
Kansas interim coach Clint Bowen, who took over after Charlie Weis was fired after four games says it’s important that his team understands that preparing for every game is important, no matter who you play.
Both teams are 2-6 overall.