Iowa State is 0-2 against teams from Iowa, now they'll try their luck in Oklahoma on Thursday. The Cyclones go to Tulsa for a nationally televised match up.
As if things weren't going badly enough, ISU might not have their starting quarterback.
Sam Richardson is getting his mobility back, but still isn't completely recovered from a right ankle injury he suffered in the loss to UNI and he also wasn't sharp in a loss to Iowa.
Coach Paul Rhoads says that Richardson is moving better in practice but the injury might be something that nags him all season and redshirt freshman Grant Rohach is ready to play.
ISU was clobbered by Tulsa in the Liberty Bowl last season.
"I think it's more about us doing what we need to do and get a win," said Coleman. "I think that's what's really on our mind right now is just coming out and getting in the win column and then getting back home for a big game."
"This isn't a revenge game, what some people are calling it," said linebacker Jeremiah George. "It's another football game against a very good football team. The added history makes it a little bit more intense. With it being on a Thursday night on a big stage, it's still football at the end of the day."
The Cyclones are 8-12 in road games under Rhoads. Iowa State and Tulsa play at 6:30 p.m. Thursday on Fox Sports 1.
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