1)PLAY PHYSICAL-The Cyclones came out and did this for one half last week and it led to high scoring Kansas getting completely shut down. If the Cyclones defense can do this for the entire game, they will likely be returning to Ames victorious.
2)SOMETHING HAS TO GIVE-Iowa State's defense ranks 3rd nationally in turnover margin but Baylor has gone three straight games without a turnover. The Cyclones need to step up and cause turnovers or else the road losing streak will move to 14 games.
3-PUT EIGHT IN THE BOX-Baylor's star freshman quarterback Robert Griffin is third in the Big 12 in rushing with 436 yards and seven touchdowns and running back Jay Finley is seventh in the Big 12 in rushing with 365 yards and three touchdowns. If I'm Cyclone defensive coordinator Wayne Bolt, I'm making the freshman beat me through the air.