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      Iowa State high on quarterback Sam Richardson

      Iowa State believes Sam Richardson can be the next unknown Big 12 quarterback to emerge as a star, even though he's only thrown 79 career passes.

      The Cyclones think they've finally found a dual-threat playmaker in Richardson, a sophomore who will get his third career start on Saturday against Northern Iowa.

      No one is ready to declare Richardson a program-changing talent along the lines of Robert Griffin III or even Kansas State's Collin Klein just yet.

      But the Cyclones can't stop raving about him.