Cyclones try to fix struggling run game

Iowa State is averaging just 3.3 yards per carry through two games.

It's no coincidence that Iowa State lost both of those games.

The Cyclones (0-2) stumbled to just 59 yards rushing on 24 carries in a 27-21 loss last week to the Hawkeyes - and they didn't have a single run longer than 9 yards.

Iowa State's young and banged-up offensive line has taken much of the blame, with senior running back Shontrelle Johnson saying that a lot of the linemen are still feeling their way through things.

The Cyclones should get starting center Tom Farniok back for their next game, at Tulsa on Sept. 26. Farniok's return should help the line gain the continuity it's lacked this season.