If we can play the run like we did against Iowa, then I don't think they have any offense left, barring a career day from a QB that hasn't shown that kind of ability. With CPR at the helm, I feel confident that we won't see that old nightmare scenario.
Offensively, we should be able to put some points up. On paper, I feel good about this matchup, just like before the season. Of course, it's just a matter of putting it together Friday night.
UCONN's offense has been pathetic this year...they are averaging ~ 210 yards per game through games against Fordham and Vandy (projected for last in the SEC). If the ISU d-line can play at the level they did against Iowa, I think UCONN will have trouble sustaining drives. The ISU D-line held its own against a pretty solid O-line from Iowa. The first two games of the year sure don't suggest UCONN's line is any better than Iowa's.
On the other side of the ball, it's hard to say which ISU team will show up. Will it be the team that scored 6 TDs last week or the one that struggled for 3 quarters against UNI?
ISU WILL STUFF UCONN...
I hope isu can get the run going early... don't need Steele trying to win one in the 4th or OT, on the road. This game will tell us a lot about the rest of the season imo.
We're 5 of 5 on 4th downs according to the official NCAA Statistics web site.
Horne does not have a TD though.
I see offensive line play being critical again, making sure the pedal can be pressed that far, and we need to start seeing a breakout game from a RB. Eat more clock!
When UCONN starts recruiting DLine talent like Iowa and getting them drafted every year, I will start believing that they have a better line than Iowa. Until than, no their dline is not as good as Iowa's.
I think people are underestimating how good our Oline is with KO in there and Hicks back. Those 2 are as good as anyone in the country.
Key for us is to continue to be quick with our tempo on offense and not allow them to sub dlineman in the game. That makes their defensive line gassed like they were for Iowa and allows us to just manhandle them up front