MVPs from the Baylor game:
Offense – Bret Meyer. Meyer completed 61% of his passes and McCarney said if there wouldn't have been a couple drops or three Hail Mary's he would have completed 75% of his passes on Saturday.
Defense – Jamarr Buchanan. Buchanan had 10 tackles and recovered the fumble forced by DeAndre Jackson. He will also be special teams captain this weekend.
Special Teams – None.
Ryan Baum had a MRI at today and there's a good chance his tore his ACL.
Tyler Lorenzen will replace Baum at wide receiver, while Todd Blythe will see action as punt returner. They'll also work Jon Davis and RJ Sumrall back there. DeAndre Jackson, Chris Singleton amongst others will be vying for the gunner position on special teams. Sumrall will also replace Baum on the kickoff team.
McCarney said the team needs to
get back to basics this week.
According to McCarney it seems
like Brad Smith has been at
The important thing to remember is
The Cyclones haven't been beating
themselves with turnovers or penalties.
Blythe has been working punt return since the beginning of practices. He doesn't have tremendous speed, but has good ball security and an elusiveness about him.
Last years game is still in the
players mind, but they know it's a different time, different season and a
different team. McCarney said
McCarney is real proud of Tim Dobbins as a student-athlete, husband and father. He has great potential and is still scratching the surface of what kind of player he can be. He's got a lot of people looking at him and has the character and the physicalness to play on the next level. He needs to become a little more consistent.
Scott Fisher will see more action this weekend, he needs to continue to improve on cutting down on mental errors, but has really improved since the beginning of the season. Johannes Egbers will start the game at left tackle.