Gary Patterson's Iowa State Press Conference

TCU takes on the Iowa State Cyclones this Saturday night in Ames, Iowa, and Coach P stressed that his defense needs to start showing up at the beginning of games instead of waiting until the second half to begin playing up to its standards.  He also noted that Iowa State has big, fast outside receivers that don't match up well against his smaller defensive backs, so his defense players will have their work cut out for them.

TCU will run its fast break offense, of course, but Patterson said Iowa State has a punishing defense that saw Texas Tech's explosive offense just last week and will be ready for the Frogs.

Kickoff is slated for 6:00 Central on ESPN 2.