Rhoads is familiar with Tulsa’s QB, but the Cyclones game planned for the offense


Tulsa’s starting quarterback has played in Jack Trice Stadium previously. As a Nebraska Cornhusker, Cody Green completed 7-12 throws and rushed for 10 yards in a 31-30 victory over the Cyclones.

Green is a dual threat QB. The most passes he has thrown in a college game were 21 at Baylor in 2009. He had 12, 11, 13 and 12 throws in the final four games of his sophomore season. Then, he transferred to Tulsa and sat out last season.

In recent years, Tulsa has employed a dynamic passing attack. The Golden Hurricanes have averaged 33 throws and 308 yards passing per game the last five years.

Coach Paul Rhoads is familiar with Green and impressed with his skill set. The preparation, however, isn’t skewed because of that knowledge.

How will Coach Bill Blankenship feature Green on Saturday? Does it matter?

“You don’t prepare for Cody Green as much as you prepare for the offense and what the quarterback position brings to the offense,” Rhoads said. “Obviously, he is 1-0 in this stadium and anytime you lead a team to victory anywhere you gain confidence.”

Let’s just hope the Cyclones can even Green’s career won-loss record in Ames this weekend.

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