Defense Elevated Iowa State In Big 12

In a conference known for high scoring games Iowa State became a contender with defense.

Cyclone defensive coordinator Jon Heacock is the architect of a unique defense that burst onto the scene in 2017 by giving up only 17 points per game. ISU has finished in the top three in defense every year since.

Whether it is called a 3-3-5, a 3-5-3 or a Broken Stack defense, Heacock says it works because the players have bought in.

Heacock has met with coaches at all levels from across the country who are interested to learn about how they play defense.

Iowa State opens at home on September third against Southeast Missouri.



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