There aren't too many things sweeter for
Cyclone fans than running up the score on Bill Snyder and the Kansas State
Wildcats. It doesn't take a
photographic memory to recall the days of thinking you might be better off
staying home to rake leaves than to go watch
The boot stomping of
Blythe and Hicks have gotten a lot of the attention the past two weeks but there are other positions on offense that I feel deserve some credit also. At the beginning of the year the offensive line struggled to not only open up holes for Hicks but also to give Bret Meyer enough time to make his reads and let our wide receivers get open. Just like last year Barney Cotton has the offensive line improving as the year goes on and they are now a huge reason for our offenses resurgence.
Bret Meyer is another guy who received
his fair share of criticism from
What can you say about the defense? They have been phenomenal this year and are currently shattering their own rush defense record they set last year. It all starts up front and the duo of Nick Leaders and Brent Curvey have dominated the line of scrimmage allowing Dobbins and company to completely shut down opponents rushing attacks.
John Skladaney has put together some great game plans especially in completely shutting down quarterbacks such as Brad Smith and Reggie McNeal. Skladaney has had his own set of distracters in the past but he has shown these last couple years that when he has the talent to work with he can put a great defense on the field.
So where can the Cyclones go from
here? When you look at the Big
The Cyclones are playing as well as they ever have and Saturday's game is an opportunity to further cement into the nation's mind that the Cyclone program is for real and that we deserve to go to a very nice bowl this year. Winning the Big Twelve North is still going to be very tough to accomplish but the most important thing is that we win these last two games and finish the season strong.
One thing is very clear. With the Hawkeye's meltdown in football and their basketball program being in the shape it is in, this is without a doubt a Cyclone state. Saturday's game is a great time to capitalize on our momentum so let's do our part as fans and bring some friends with us to the game and pack Jack Trice. Oh, by the way, the Cyclones continue their great play and beat Colorado 24-21.