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"We're going to get him in the game in the first half, whether it's two snaps or 20 snaps I don't know. He has some special running abilities, and we know after these last two weeks that we have to get some things going in our running game."
Thompson hopes to give backfield needed boost
Des Moines Register

"We've done a lot of different things. We're power at you, we're trying option, we're trying to throw the ball. But in these last two games ... we've been very ineffective. Very, very disappointed."
Difficulties inside 20 well documented
Ames Tribune

"He was impressing everyone during two-a-days. Now, for whatever reason, the coaches are deciding to give him a shot. He'll be ready to play, and hopefully he can produce this weekend."
Cyclones promote redshirt freshman
Omaha World Herald

"He said just tape it up and go, that it would be all right for the season."
Passing hand injury won't sideline Mizzou's Smith
Kansas City Star

"He's got good hands, he's coachable and he's tough. He's very elusive and he's got another gear. He can make a guy miss."
ISU turns to former third-string tailback
Iowa State Daily

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