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Cyclones looking for better start to 2014

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AMES (KWWL) -  Iowa State is looking for something different as they open the season on Saturday against 3-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State.

A year ago, the Cyclones opened the season with a 28-20 loss to Northern Iowa. The Cyclones went on to lose 9 of their first 10 games, with the only win coming at Tulsa.

Head coach Paul Rhoads believes that opening loss was a factor in Iowa State's performance in the next few games. "I would argue that the start of our season beyond the opener and the first 2 games was affected by that opening game loss."

Senior center Tom Farniok agrees.

"That's kind of where we went wrong last year is everyone was we've got to finish here, we've got to finish there, instead of taking it one game at a time," says Farniok, "So right now, everyone's focused on taking it one game at a time, making sure we do the little things right."

As for the new focus, defensive end Cory Morrisey says the Cyclones are looking forward.

"We keep last year, last year. This is a different year," says Morrissey, "We're new, we're ready, we're eager, and looking at North Dakota State. They're a 3-time defending national champion. There's no overlooking that."

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