Iowa CB Desmond King not taking North Dakota State lightly

The Iowa Hawkeyes are playing in probably the biggest upset alert game this weekend when they welcome in five-time defending FCS national champion North Dakota State. They team isn’t taking them lightly and cornerback Desmond King knows what it is going to take to avoid the upset.

King spoke with in an exclusive interview on Wednesday and explained that they have been preparing for the Bison just like they would a big conference team. He praised the offense and how they are almost flawless, mentioning quarterback Easton Stick and running back Lance Dunn as players they must slow down.

They really don’t have many mistakes on the offensive side,” King said. “They had a good quarterback who can run as well and that can throw down the field. They have a running back that is really physical and is going to run between the guard and tackle and get as much yards as he can.”

The Bison are 8-3 against FBS opponents and have won five straight on the road. King talked about how well their fan base travels and the Bison faithful will be “pumped” when they head into Kinnick Stadium on Saturday.

North Dakota state is coming off a 50-44 overtime thriller over the Eastern Washington Eagles and look to snap the Hawkeyes’ nine-game win streak at home. They also look to become the eighth FCS team to beat an FBS team this year.

This should be a fun game and one that everyone should keep their eye on this weekend. The Hawkeyes and Bison take the field at 12 noon EST on ESPN2.

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