Should We Expect to See More Joel Lanning for Iowa State in Week 7?

Iowa State backup quarterback Joel Lanning graded out well against Texas Tech two weeks ago, but saw only two snaps in the Cyclones' recent loss, one of which went 74 yards for a touchdown.

Iowa State used backup quarterback Joel Lanning twice Saturday in his special package, the second instance at 6:01 when the redshirt sophomore completed a 74-yard pass to Allen Lazard for a touchdown. For the next 51 minutes, Lanning never saw the field. 

Afterward, coach Paul Rhoads said the reason would be determiend in a Sunday analysis. 

The result? 

"We usually motion with it and we’re trying to see how people are going to adjust to motion," Rhoads said. "With that motion that we see and how they’re matching up to everyone else, we weren’t overly excited about what we saw with the motion in the two snaps we saw."

Still, Rhoads admitted the use of Lanning's package, in hindsight, wasn't enough.

"We should have run it more," Rhoads said.

Lanning, who was 5-of-9 passing for 41 yards against Texas Tech two weeks ago, graded out well. Rhoads said Lanning will be used more against Baylor, though what that means is uncertain as more in this instance would be three snaps. 


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