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"It's nice to be respected, but if you're not going to get it, you have to learn to deal with it. I've been here almost four years and have not gotten much of it. There have been times when we've risen to the occasion without any respect. We like being the underdog around here. If people want to underestimate or not respect us, that's all right with me."
Carstens weighs in on various issues
Des Moines Register

"They played a team that ran five-wide and their focus was the spread offense. You look at (Iowa's) rushing yards, and they didn't give up any because Miami didn't run the ball."
Hawkeye secondary to get test from ISU's arsenal
Ames Tribune

"From everything I read, they are probably real comfortable with the three guys they have and we feel pretty good about the three we have."
Cyclones, Iowa both feature solid backfields
Ames Tribune

"I never even heard about this game when I grew up. It was like - the Iowa-Iowa State game? Big deal. Iowa's gonna kill them and it didn't even mean anything to us. Now I see it does mean a lot - not only to us but to fans around the state."
Butler, Linder happy to be heading home
Waterloo Courier

"I heard a lot about Tim Dwight growing up. He was a great player and still is. He's a great role model for anyone."
Miller admired Iowa return man Dwight growing up
Quad City Times

Whitver takes advantage of all hours of the day
Cedar Rapids Gazette

"He's brilliant, he's sharp, he's motivated. I can't remember one graduating that fast."
Cyclone wideout keeps busy on way to graduation
Omaha World Herald

"I think that's probably the coolest thing about this game. We certainly have a neat matchup with the quarterback position."
Wallace vs. Banks an intriguing matchup
Iowa City Press-Citizen

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