(Updates. With AP Photos.) With two new starters playing in a pass-happy league, there were legitimate questions about Iowa State's secondary as the season began.
Not so much anymore after two games, both of them victories.
First-year starters Jansen Watson at cornerback and Durrell Givens at strong safety have joined returning regulars Jeremy Reeves (cornerback) and Jacques Washington (free safety) to form an aggressive unit with a nose-for-the-ball mentality.
Neither of the first two opponents, Tulsa and Iowa, completed 50 percent of its passes against the Cyclones. Iowa State's defenders have intercepted four passes, including game-clinching picks each Saturday, and they're breaking up passes at a far greater rate than in past seasons.
''I have a lot of confidence in our secondary,'' Givens said Monday. ''We have a lot of athletic guys, and we're all hungry to make plays and actually get the name of being a great secondary.''
The Cyclones have broken up 15 passes so far, aft...