Most football teams try to establish the run game first. Once an offense is effective with its running game, the other team will have to add more defenders to the box to stop the run, which will open up opportunities for the passing game. I think ISU needs to do the opposite. They need to establish their spread passing game first. Spread the field and take what the defense gives you. If the spread passing game is effective, defenses will be forced to move defenders out of the box, that should open up our running game. It seemed to me that ISU was trying to establish its run game the first two games this year and we have seen those results.