AMES, Iowa —
Rhoads thought the tempo of the offense is quicker this season. The Cyclones utilize a fast-paced style of offense that relies on a mobile quarterback, short passes and option runs.
The addition of Nealy and Wimberly could add a breakaway threat to the equation.
“Knowing that those guys can break loose at any time might take a little pressure off me,” said sophomore quarterback Sam Richardson. “It’s something you can work well with.”
After taking over the starting job in the last three games of his freshman season, Richardson returns this season as the team’s clear starter. He finished with eight touchdowns and one interception.