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Iowa State opens with concerns on defense

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Aug 26 2014 10:44AM

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The key to the upcoming season is clear for Iowa State.

The Cyclones defense will need to play much better than it did a year ago for the program to have any hope of escaping the Big 12 basement.

For all the talk about new coordinator Mark Mangino's revamped offense, it's Iowa State's defense that should be under the heaviest scrutiny. The Cyclones allowed 36 points a game last season — ranking 109th out of 125 Bowl Subdivision teams — and surrendered at least 41 points five times in nine league games.

Iowa State knows that can't happen again this season, which starts on Saturday at home against FCS power North Dakota State.

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Location : Iowa
People : Mark Mangino
08/26/2014 10:43AM
Iowa State opens with concerns on defense
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