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K-State Football: Enter the Cyclone 3-3-5

I’m excited to finally get a chance to talk about Iowa State’s defense. If you can overlook the fact that they are a bunch of corn worshiping dirt farmers with questionable morals for a moment, and just look at the defense, I think you’ll find this interesting.

Base 3-3-5

This is the base look for the ISU defense. In a moment I’ll show you another variation if the 3-3-5, but in general, this is the look they’re going to give you on most downs.

Green Box - 3 Down linemen (2 ends, 1 nose guard)

Yellow Circle - 3 linebackers

Blue Triangles - 3 safeties

Pink Box - 2 corner backs

Why run a 3-3-5?