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SB Nation's Bill Connelly believes confidence could be the key for Iowa State to have a winning season this year thanks to a difficult front-loaded schedule.

"By mid-October, ISU will have played at Iowa, TCU, Oklahoma State, and Texas and hosted Baylor. That is a brutal first half of a first season," Connelly writes. Matt Campbell is in his first season as ISU's head coach, moving over from Toledo after amassing 34 wins over the last four seasons. Iowa State is a difficult place to consistently win, something Connelly repeatedly notes. Staying confident after that early stretch of games will be pivotal. Be sure to check out the rest of the article for detailed analytical analysis.
Source: SB Nation
May 23 - 10:29 AM

Rivals recruiting analyst Rob Cassidy singled out the work of Iowa State three-star 2017 QB Devon Moore from the Rivals Camp Series regional in Kansas City.

"The left-handed Moore had one of the camp’s strongest arms," Cassidy wrote, adding that he "looked impressive and drills and has a great quarterback build. His powerful arm and delivery impressed from the start of camp until the end, and made it easier to forgive the fact that he sometimes overthrew receivers on deep balls." The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder hails from Waterloo, Iowa, and does not rank among Rivals top 250 prospects, despite the "incredible physical tools" that Cassidy sees here.
Source: Rivals
May 19 - 9:39 PM

Iowa State HC Matt Campbell indicated that redshirt freshman WR Denver Johnson tore his ACL prior to the team's April spring game.

ESPN graded Johnson as a three-star recruit for the 2015 cycle. He has already undergone two surgeries since joining the Cyclones. During that redshirt campaign, the 6-foot-3, 219-pound receiver had shoulder surgery. Now, the ACL. Per Campbell, he will be applying for a medical redshirt. "I think that’s the positive is he can get a sixth year down the road. You’re talking two surgeries in two years and at least we have the documentation and the ability to get that for us," he said.
Source: The Gazette
May 13 - 8:14 PM

Iowa State's new coaching staff "couldn’t have been more impressed this spring" with redshirt junior QB Joel Lanning, according to ESPN's Jake Trotter.

Trotter wonders if the Cyclones might be close to breaking out of the bottom three in the Big 12 in scoring, which they haven't done once since 2005. That's because if Lanning has indeed taken a developmental step forward, he, running back Mike Warren and wideout Allen Lazard would make for a powerful offensive troika.
Source: ESPN.com
May 11 - 2:42 PM

According to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, Iowa State WR Quenton Bundrage was worked out by the Bucs and Chargers.

This is the second time in the past six weeks that we've seen San Diego connected to Bundrage. The 6-foot, 206-pounder runs the 40-yard dash in the high 4.4s. "Fluid, adjusts to the errant throw and looks the ball into his hands," Pauline wrote in a scouting report. "Defeats jams at the line of scrimmage, tracks the ball in the air and plays with balance. Runs solid routes, separates from defenders and makes the reception with his hands."
Apr 26 - 4:59 PM

Iowa State junior WR Allen Lazard will miss next weekend's spring game due to a hairline fracture in his right hand.

While Lazard will miss his team's April 16 spring game, there is a huge silver lining that comes along with his hairline fracture -- he is not expected to need surgery and should be healthy for August camp. The 6-foot-5, 223-pound junior caught 56 passes for 808 yards and six touchdowns last season. He should serve as the team's No. 1 receiving option in 2016.
Apr 9 - 5:17 PM

According to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, Iowa State WR Quenton Bundrage met with the Chiefs, Broncos and Chargers during Tuesday's Pro Day.

Pauline referred to Bundrage's Pro Day as "solid." The 6-foot, 206-pounder ran the 40-yard dash in the vicinity of 4.46 seconds and notched leaps of 37 inches (vertical) and 10-foot-3 (broad). He also showed off a nice strength element in recording 17 reps on the bench press. Last season, Bundrage caught 41 passes for 548 yards and four touchdowns. A torn ACL forced him to miss the 2014 campaign. The offshoot of that is that there's probably still room for him to improve athletically the further removed he becomes from the injury.
Mar 22 - 9:14 PM

Iowa State redshirt senior LB Levi Peters will not use his final year of eligibility.

While Peters is bowing out gracefully due to injury, he indicated that he still wants to be a part of the Iowa State program in some capacity. "I’m too close to these guys. I’ve been through too much. I know that would be really hard to not be there with them," Peters said. The 5-foot-10, 214-pounder's list of injuries reads like a horror story. He underwent two knee surgeries--before he even stepped foot on campus. While with the Cyclones, his luck didn't swing, as he underwent a pair of foot surgeries and a torn Achilles over the past few years. It's an unfortunate list of injuries, to say the least. As to his future, he said, "I think if we work something out and I’m helping coaching. I can focus my energy and attention to doing anything I can to help these guys win games and get better and become better people."
Mar 8 - 9:06 PM

Iowa State LB Luke Knott retired from football due to hip injuries.

Knott was never able to shake his lingering hip issues. His first hip surgery occurred back in 2013. He went another the following year and then battled through another setback last spring. "I didn’t want to give up football because I didn’t want to walk away from my teammates," Knott said. "I barely made it through last season. You can tell when you watch the film. This is an exciting time for Iowa State and I wanted to be a part something special next year. However, going through the initial workouts, I just didn’t have it in my hip."
Feb 12 - 9:31 PM

Iowa State dismissed WR D'Vario Montgomery.

First-year head coach Matt Campbell gave Montgomery the boot for an unspecified violation of team rules. Montgomery, who began his career at USF, had 27 receptions for 335 yards and three scores last season. He led the Cyclones with 605 yards receiving in 2014. The 6-foot-5, 200-pounder has all sorts of talent if he decides to behave himself.
Feb 10 - 5:20 PM

Former Georgia redshirt freshman QB Jacob Park transferred to Iowa State.

Park is eligible to play immediately because he spent the past season at Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC. He retains three years of eligibility. "I don’t even know if exciting can describe it," Park said. "I feel blessed to have another opportunity. I know a lot of people don’t get one shot at it. I’m getting two. I’m going to make the best of it." This is a nice get for the Cyclones and new head coach Matt Campbell, who reeled in a former four-star recruit who was rated as the No. 12 pro-style quarterback and the No. 229 player overall in 2014, according to Rivals. "Coach Campbell, he’s the most down to earth coach I’ve ever met," Park said.
Source: 247 Sports
Feb 2 - 1:23 PM

Four-star T Sean Foster de-committed from Minnesota and committed to Iowa State.

Foster had committed to Minnesota all the way back in April of 2015, but following HC Jerry Kill's resignation in late October, he reopened his search. The huge (6-foot-8, 295 pounds) prospect praised Iowa State's staff earlier in January, saying that OL coach Tom Manning has "got a lot of knowledge about the offensive line, which is very key, and seeing what he’s done in the past with his offensive line and putting as many offensive linemen in the NFL as he did is unbelievable." While he doesn't crack the ESPN 300, scout.com ranks him as the No. 26 tackle in the 2016 class.
Jan 19 - 9:33 PM

Iowa State DE Dale Pierson accepted an invite to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

In 11 games this past season, Pierson logged 41 tackles (13 for loss), eight sacks, an interception and a forced fumble. While the overall tackle total might be somewhat modest, the 6-foot-2, 249-pounder was a consistent havoc machine. For his work, he was named Second-Team All-Big 12 by both the coaches and Phil Steele.
Jan 17 - 4:13 PM

Iowa State will hire Toledo HC Matt Campbell as its next coach, according to reports from multiple outlets.

Campbell is either en route to Ames, Iowa or already there for an official announcement expected to be made Sunday. Just as Memphis did with Justin Fuente, Toledo tried to coax Campbell into staying with a big contract offer, in the latter's case a pact that would have made him the highest-paid HC in the MAC. It wasn't enough to keep him from taking a Power 5 job. "We think very highly of Matt Campbell and have made him a very generous offer to keep him as our head football coach," Toledo athletic director Mike O'Brien said Saturday. Campbell, who went 35-15 in four seasons for the Rockets, replaces the deposed Paul Rhoads.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 09:58:00 AM

Iowa State redshirt freshman RB Mike Warren rushed for 74 yards on 19 carries in Saturday's 30-6 loss to West Virginia.

Iowa State's offense was ineffective on every level in Saturday's loss. Warren was not immune to the ineptitude. The 6-foot, 200-pound redshirt freshman averaged 3.9 YPC with a long run of 19 yards. Iowa State finishes the 2015 campaign with a dreadful 3-9 record, but Warren himself has been a bright spot on the whole. He's rushed for 1,339 yards and five touchdowns. Alas, no bowl glory awaits.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 05:25:00 PM


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