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Iowa State HC Matt Campbell said that redshirt sophomore RB Mike Warren will not require offseason ankle surgery.

Warren initially injured his ankle against Kansas State on October 29. He subsequently missed a November 3 showdown with Oklahoma before suiting up and playing in Iowa State's final three games. While he did play against Kansas, Texas Tech and West Virginia to close out the campaign, the 6-foot, 200-pound redshirt sophomore saw only a combined 10 carries in that space. He wrapped the 2016 season having rushed for 559 yards (4.2 YPC) and three touchdowns, a disappointing output after he turned in 1,339 yards (5.9 YPC) and five touchdowns in 2015.
Dec 2 - 4:24 PM

Iowa State junior WR Allen Lazard announced he will return to school for the 2017 season.

Lazard stands tall at 6-foot-5 and 223-pounds and posted his best collegiate season in 2016 with 69 catches for 1,018 yards and seven touchdowns this season. Lazard points to his love of Iowa State and wanting to be a Cyclone while growing up. He will remain Iowa State's top pass catcher next season, when he enters the season at 21-years-old.
Dec 2 - 10:20 AM

Iowa State true freshman RB David Montgomery ran for 141 yards on 21 carries in Saturday's loss to West Virginia.

He chipped in four catches for 45 yards. It's too bad the season is over, because Montgomery was really coming on, rushing for 140 yards or more in two of his last three games after not getting 10 carries in any game until November. A three-star recruit in this past cycle by Scout and ESPN, Montgomery was listed by Scout as the 67th-best running back nationally. Former starter Mike Warren found himself deep in HC Matt Campbell’s doghouse this year, opening the door for Montgomery. We'll see if he retains the job next summer. Montgomery finished the year with 563 rushing yards and two touchdowns as well as 13 catches for 129 yards.
Nov 30 - 12:27 PM

Iowa State junior WR Allen Lazard caught four passes for 103 yards in Saturday's 49-19 loss to West Virginia.

The 6-foot-5, 223-pound Lazard closes out the year with a 69-1,018-7 line. The 3-9 Cyclones' season is over, meaning that the biggest storyline surrounding the program in the immediate future is Lazard's NFL decision. If he returns to Ames, the Cyclones will be dreaming of a return to the postseason in coach Matt Campbell's second season.
Nov 26 - 7:52 PM

Iowa State junior WR Allen Lazard caught seven passes for 137 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 66-10 smashing of Texas Tech.

Lazard scored a 34-yard touchdown right after the commercial break flip from the first to second quarters. That one gave Iowa State a 21-3 lead. They ultimately didn't need more than that against a Red Raiders team that looked like it has thrown in the towel, but tacked on another 44 points just because that is what you do when you play Texas Tech. The 6-foot-5, 223-pound Lazard has been brilliant of late, going off for at least 120 yards receiving in three of his last four games. In that quartet of contests, he has caught 31 passes for 467 yards and three touchdowns.
Nov 19 - 8:57 PM

Iowa State redshirt junior QB Joel Lanning rushed for 171 yards and five touchdowns while throwing for 51 yards in Saturday's 66-10 stomping of Texas Tech.

Lanning only attempted four passes (he completed three of them), as Jacob Park served as the passing arm of the offense in this one. This timeshare worked out beautifully for both parties. Park would throw for 285 yards and two touchdowns, while Lanning would rush for season highs in both yardage and touchdowns. The Cyclones will close out their 2016 campaign against West Virginia next Saturday.
Nov 19 - 8:42 PM

Iowa State junior WR Allen Lazard hauled in a career-high 10 receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 31-24 win against Kansas.

In so doing, Iowa State (2-8, 1-6 Big 12) earned its first conference win of the season. While Lazard ripped the Jayhawks through the air, RB David Montgomery accumulated a career-high 169 yards on the ground. Iowa State gets Texas Tech next.
Nov 12 - 4:54 PM

Iowa State HC Matt Campbell said that while redshirt sophomore RB Mike Warren (ankle) is not 100% healthy, he is getting closer.

Warren was unable to give it a go against Oklahoma last Thursday, as his ankle was still a little balky from when he tweaked it versus Kansas State on October 29. The 6-foot, 200-pounder has already been cleared for Saturday's game against Kansas, though, a positive sign that he could be back to full strength in short order. 2016 has mostly been a struggle for Warren, but he will try to finish up strong against Kansas, Texas Tech and West Virginia before the close of the season.
Nov 10 - 2:01 PM

Iowa State redshirt sophomore RB Mike Warren (ankle) has been cleared to play in this weekend's game against Kansas.

Warren sat out Thursday's loss to Oklahoma due to an ankle injury initially suffered in a loss to Kansas State two weekends ago. Barring a setback during the practice week, though, the 6-foot, 200-pound redshirt sophomore back should be available for Saturday's date with the Jayhawks. In eight games this season, he has rushed for 530 yards (4.3 YPC) and three touchdowns. A noticeable step down from his brilliant 2015 campaign. A year ago, Warren sliced his way to 1,339 yards (5.9 YPC) and five touchdowns over the course of 12 games played.
Nov 7 - 4:01 PM

Iowa State junior WR Allen Lazard caught six passes for 76 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 34-24 loss to Oklahoma.

Lazard hauled in a 31-yard touchdown from Jacob Park with 11:15 remaining in the first half. On the grab, a blown coverage by Oklahoma allowed him to pop wide open down the right sideline (there wasn't a defender within 10 feet of the wideout). While the 6-foot-5, 223-pounder has recorded just six games of more than 100 yards receiving in nine tries this season, he has been a reliable PPR option, particularly of late. In his last four games, Lazard has caught 27 passes, accounting for almost half of his 48 catches for the campaign as a whole.
Nov 4 - 4:00 PM

Iowa State junior WR Allen Lazard caught eight passes for 134 yards in Saturday's 31-26 loss to Kansas State.

Lazard's long catch went for 48 yards and he averaged a sturdy 16.8 yards per reception. This was the 6-foot-5, 223-pound junior's third game of at least 100 yards receiving. He last hit the century mark in Week 2. In eight games this season, Lazard has caught 42 passes for 582 yards and four touchdowns.
Oct 29 - 4:02 PM

Iowa State redshirt sophomore RB Mike Warren rushed for 34 yards on six carries prior to going out with a possible leg injury in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 31-26 loss to Kansas State.

Even before Warren injured his right leg, he was not receiving a particularly large workload. There should be an update on the 6-foot, 200-pounder's health during the practice week. Warren has largely struggled this season and should no longer be receiving legitimate starting consideration for fantasy purposes.
Oct 29 - 3:49 PM

Iowa State junior WR Allen Lazard logged seven catches for 65 yards in Saturday's 27-6 loss to Texas.

The 6-foot-5, 223-pounder has been bothered by a foot injury over the past month, but it doesn't seem to be effecting him much on the gridiron. Lazard has posted a 34-448-4 line so far. Iowa State has a bye week on deck.
Oct 16 - 4:03 PM

Iowa State redshirt sophomore RB Mike Warren rushed for 60 yards on 18 carries in Saturday's 27-6 loss to Texas.

Warren's season adrift continues. Outside of a nice three-game stretch which included two 100-yard games, the 6-foot, 200-pounder has been limited to 60 or fewer rushing yards in four of seven contests. He will try for better luck against Kansas State on October 29. The Cyclones are off on bye next weekend.
Oct 15 - 11:07 PM

Iowa State HC Matt Campbell indicated that redshirt junior DE J.D. Waggoner will likely miss the rest of the 2016 campaign after undergoing pectoral surgery.

"I don’t think he’ll be back by the end of the season. We’ll see how that is. He’s already had surgery. He’s working rehab," said Campbell. The 6-foot-2, 231-pound redshirt junior had recorded 12 tackles (2.0 for loss) and a sack in four games prior to being waylaid by the pectoral injury.
Oct 14 - 3:16 PM


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