Iowa State Counts On Experienced Defense

In a Big-12 Conference known for offense Iowa State has become a contender on the strength of its defense.

The Cyclones ranked third in scoring defense a year ago and with most of the starters returning that unit could be even better this season. Senior free safety Lawrence White.

White says some new starters will be counted on the step up, including a couple along the defensive line where standout nose guard Ray Lima graduated.

ISU coach Matt Campbell admits there are lofty expectations for the defense.

Campbell says how quickly the new starters emerge will be a key.

The Cyclones open at home against Louisiana on September 12.

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