There’s a saying that’s been around for a while, and really caught on when I was a kid and that whole X-Games culture hit it’s peak: Awe man that’s sick. That little ditty usually followed some kind of amazing trick or spectacular stunt. It’s just a saying but for Iowa State head coach Paul Rhodes, the saying literal. After watching tape of West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin’s 572 yard all purpose game against Oklahoma, he vomited.
Iowa State Coach Paul Rhoads learned of Tavon Austin’s game after his own, then put in game tape. Rhoads: “Then soon after that we vomited.”
— Jenn Menendez (@JennMenendez) November 19, 2012
The Cyclones play the Mountaineers this week, so that probably contributed to his reaction to the game film.
It’s not just Austin that Iowa State has to worry about on Saturday. West Virginia racked up 778 yards and threw down 49 points and still managed to lose to Oklahoma last week. The Mountaineers are clawing for a sixth win to make them bowl eligible, and if their performance last week was any indication of their desperation, Coach Rhodes has good reason to be nervous.
Out of the Mountaineers 778 total yards, 344 of those yards came on the ground form Austin — who is a receiver. He scored twice and fell just six yards short of an FBS record.
If the game film made you vomit, come Saturday you’d better line Iowa State’s sidelines with buckets.