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Stopping Iowa

It's a tricky test for defensive coordinator Wally Burnham as he faces a prelude to Big 12 play against an offense that has mixed in some no-huddle under offensive coordinator Greg Davis, whose spread offense at Texas was nearly unstoppable in its heyday.

Be it an offensive shootout (2011) or a defensive grudge match (2012), the Iowa game ought to be close. To come out on top, the Cyclones must limit Iowa's offensive difference makers. Quarterback Jake Rudock might have an interception problem — three picks, one touchdown in two games — but he's completing 61.5 percent of his passes, is averaging 6.9 yards and attempt and is a threat on the...

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