MORGANTOWN - The Iowa State team that comes to Mountaineer Field Saturday to face West Virginia is a lot like almost every other team in the Big 12.
In other words, it has had quarterback issues this season.
No, the Cyclones' problems this season don't rest solely at the feet of the quarterback. This is still a team that has won just twice, so there are obviously other deficiencies.
Iowa State ranks last in the Big 12 in scoring defense and total defense and that can't be pinned on quarterback play.
But like so many other teams in the league, the Cyclones are beginning to become settled behind center. Redshirt freshman Grant Rohach didn't even play during the first five games of the season and then began playing in relief of Sam Richardson at midseason.
Now, though, he has started three straight games and Saturday night completed 15 of 20 passed for 300 yards and two touchdown passes in a 34-0 shutout of Kansas.
In other words, it seems Rohach is settling in.
"It gives me confidence with a victory,'' Rohach said after Saturday's win at frigid (8 degrees) Jack Trice Stadium. "Now I just need to move on from this week and focus on West Virginia next week."