1)MIX IT UP-Due to an ankle injury to starter Giorgio Morgan, the Cyclone defense will be facing a true freshman quarterback in Spencer Keith, who after throwing an interception on his first snap against Boston College, settled down to finish 9-of-14 for 71 yards and his first collegiate touchdown. Defensive coordinator Wally Burnham needs to bring to the table as many different looks as possible in hopes of causing the inexperienced quarterback to make higher amount of mistakes.
2)CUT OUT THE PERSONAL FOULS-Last year it was Leonard Johnson and against Iowa it was Kennard Banks making an inexcusable mistake that helped lead Iowa to their first score. The Cyclone defense is already not too strong but if they keep making mental mistakes there will definitely be a chance that they lose on Saturday to Kent State.
3)STOP TYSON GOODE-The former prep school star is only a freshman and in two games he has come up with 10 catches for 110 yards. With Kent State having lost their outstanding running back Eugene Jarvis for the season due to a kidney injury and their starting quarterback to an ankle injury, Goode has quickly become their most talented option on offense. The Cyclone secondary should know where he is at all times and the defensive scheme should certainly be set up to make sure he is not a major option in their offense.