1)ATTACK!!!-Colorado is last in scoring offense but if we sit back we will be in trouble. The Cyclones have to force Colorado to make plays. With two young quarterbacks for Colorado both getting playing time the Iowa State defense needs to attack and play as physical as possible.
2)PUT EIGHT IN THE BOX-Colorado is dead last in passing offense in the Big 12 and when freshman quarterback Tyler Hansen stepped in last week and tried to make plays down the stretch he threw two interceptions. The Cyclones need to force the Buffaloes to beat them through the air considering they haven't been able to do it successfully all year. The Colorado offense has gone seven straight games without throwing for over 200 yards.
3)PLAY THE KIDS-Iowa State is 2-7 and clearly needs to play for next year with so many key players returning next year. Players like Leonard Johnson, Ter'ran Benton, Stephen Ruempolhamer, Austin Alburtis, and Cameron Bell need as much experience on defense as possible.