1)THROW, THROW, THROW-Austen Arnaud has thrown for 407 yards in the last six quarters of Iowa State football. Baylor has a week pass defense which should lead to Austen throwing the ball a lot. With Bates now completely out of the picture, I think Cyclone fans are just beginning to see the type of talent that Arnaud has considering now he no longer has to share time at quarterback.
2)DON'T BE LEFT IN THE DARKS-Even though the Kansas loss was very hard to take, Cyclone fans got to witness the real coming out party for amazing true freshman Darius Darks who had six catches for 84 yards. While R.J. Sumrall is clearly the Cyclones go-to-guy, Darks is becoming a very dangerous second option.
3)GIVE BASS MORE THAN THREE CARRIES-Senior running back J.J. Bass gave the Cyclones a huge spark during the second half of the UNLV game running for 43 yards on only 10 carries. Against Kansas, he only had three carries and was pretty much a non-factor.