Cyclone pass rush among nation's best

In the Paul Rhoads era, the pass rush has always been an area of concern. What separates the good defense from the bad is often whether or not a defensive line can get pressure with its front four, without sending a blitz.

In recent years, the Cyclones have struggled to pressure the QB even when sending a blitz.

That's not the case this year. The pass rush has turned into a strength in the first two games for Iowa State, much to Paul Rhoads' delight.

Can the Cyclones keep it up? The Ames Tribune investigates.