Offensive Line needs to dominate
The ISU offensive line will have a considerable size advantage against the Redbirds and needs to come out and use it. The Cyclones should be able to create some huge running lanes. With the straight ahead running style that Hicks, Coleman and Brown have, that could mean a big day running the football. This is the perfect type of game to get the O-line the attitude and confidence it needs to have a successful season. Now they just need to get it done.
Stop the Redbirds rushing attack
Solid on Special Teams
The last thing the Cyclones want in a game like this is for the special teams to play poorly. If the kickers are missing kicks and kicks/punts are getting blocked the final score won't mean a thing. A complete game begins and ends with the special teams. Here's to total team domination. Go Cyclones!!!!