On FSN right now. They appear to be very well coached! Their D is good
MC seems to hang his hat on defense. Against us in WMS in 2015 we got a bunch of yards (515) but couldn’t get into the end zone. Which is the kind of bend-don’t-break defense that drives people nuts around here but it got them a win.
The ISU defense now is fourth in the Big XII in total yards defense and second in rushing defense, right behind Gary Patterson’s Toads. They are not very big and certainly weren’t very highly recruited. The DC has been with Campbell since his Toledo days, so if MC comes it seems pretty likely he’d bring the DC along and run a 3-3-5. Keep in mind Iowa has already played OU, OSU and Baylor (three games they lost by a total of ten points), so the defensive stats right now are unlikely to get worse with KU and KSU left to play.
May get better
KSU can play and is well coached…good game.