N Dakota St-Iowa St Capsule

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 29, 2014 at 5:48 pm •  Published: August 29, 2014

North Dakota State (15-0 in 2013) vs. Iowa State (3-9 in 2013)

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Series Record: Iowa State leads 1-0


Iowa State desperately needs to get off to a good start after losing to FCS rival Northern Iowa in the 2013 opener. North Dakota State enters play with a 24-game winning streak but a lot to prove under first-year coach Chris Klieman.


Iowa State's running game vs. North Dakota State's tackles: The Bison will be breaking in a pair of new tackles, while Iowa State brings back a veteran offensive line that was decimated by injuries a year ago. If the Cyclones can attack North Dakota State on inside runs, that could quarterback Sam Richardson more room to operate in the passing game.


Iowa State: QB Sam Richardson: He won the No. 1 job with an impressive fall camp. But will he and new coordinator Mark Mangino click? Richardson has thrown 19 TDs against just seven interceptions in his career.

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