Maybe instead of allowing the "star" player for every team almost single handedly beat ISU, Berryman should follow Brad Smith on every play. Instead of having such a bull rush that flushes Smith out of the pocket and allowing him to do what he does best, create on the fly, drop Berryman back couple yards to allow him to see what Smith will do. It's like face guarding in basketball, where one player just looks at the offensive player in the face instead of playing the ball. I would rather have Brad Smith gain three to four yards instead of breaking one for 20. Also Berryman could get in the passing lanes as every team knows the short crossing routes will be wide open against the Cyclones.
Marcus Woods made some huge runs
last year when
Kincade made the biggest play of
the year against the Cyclones in the final game as he sealed the overtime win
with a pick in the end zone in overtime. Jon Davis and the rest of the Cyclone
receivers need to break open and get a big play made.