Oct 19, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Sam B. Richardson (12) passes against the Baylor Bears during the game at Floyd Casey Stadium. The Bears defeated the Cyclones 71-7. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State Cyclones to stick with Sam Richardson at QB

Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Sam Richardson has really struggled as of late.

Over the last two games, the sophomore signal caller from Winter Park, Florida has completed 22 of 52 passes for just 236 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He’s also rushed for just 53 yards on 20 carries. During those games, the Cyclones fell 42-35 at the Texas Tech Red Raiders and were destroyed by the Baylor Bears 71-7 last week.

To be fair, both of those teams are ranked in the top 10 in the BCS standings.

However, the Cyclones are now just 1-4.

When the Cyclones released a new depth chart Wednesday, Richardson was listed as the co-starter at quarterback along with redshirt freshman Grant Rohach.

On Wednesday, Cyclones head coach Paul Rhoads clarified that Richardson would remain the starter.

“The No. 1 reason is just the knowledge that he has overall, of pre-snap and post-snap,” Rhoads told ESPN.com. “Sam’s knowledge is just far ahead, quite simply, of where Grant’s knowledge is. That’s just time and experience.”

On the season, Richardson is 108-of-190 for 1,255 yards with 10 touchdowns and five interceptions.

The Cyclones will host 19th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys Saturday at noon EST.


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