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Iowa State redshirt sophomore RB Mike Warren rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries while catching three passes for 68 yards in Saturday's 44-10 win over San Jose State.

Warren failed to rush for 100 yards in either of his first two games, but it looks like he is finally getting back on track. The 6-foot, 200-pound redshirt sophomore rushed for 95 yards against TCU last weekend, then came back around to gouge San Jose State for 103 on Saturday. Overall, Warren has rushed for 256 yards through four games. He rolled to 1,339 yards last season.
Sep 24 - 4:06 PM

Iowa State HC Matt Campbell said that a foot injury has limited junior WR Allen Lazard in practice this week.

Lazard's status for Saturday's game against San Jose State remains up in the air. Through three contests, the 6-foot-5, 223-pound junior has caught 14 passes for 248 yards and a touchdown. He was limited to one catch for eight yards against TCU last time out, but put forth 100-yard receiving efforts in the Cyclones' two prior games.
Sep 22 - 1:14 PM

Iowa State redshirt sophomore RB Mike Warren turned in his best effort of the season in Saturday's 41-20 loss to TCU, rushing for 95 yards on 23 carries.

Warren averaged just 4.13 YPC with a long run of 14 yards. That might not seem overly impressive, but this was the 6-foot, 200-pounder's best game of the season by a fair margin. He entered Saturday's contest having rushed for just 58 yards through two games -- this after rumbling for 1,339 yards a year ago. Warren will try to build on Saturday's showing in a showdown with San Jose State next Saturday.
Sep 17 - 5:30 PM

Iowa State suspended redshirt junior T Jaypee Philbert due to a violation of team rules.

Going to be a long season in Ames. It isn't known what exactly Philbert did to draw the suspension, but he will not be suiting up against TCU on Saturday. The 6-foot-5, 314-pounder had started the first two games of the season. Freshman Sean Foster could see increased work against the Horned Frogs in Philbert's absence. Iowa State is desperately searching for some sort of footing after taking a season-opening loss to FCS squad Northern Iowa, followed by a 42-3 demolition at the hands of the rival Hawkeyes.
Sep 16 - 2:58 PM

Iowa State junior WR Allen Lazard had 111 yards on seven catches and forced one missed tackle in Saturday's loss to Iowa.

Lazard was basically the only offense that the Cyclones could mount, which may turn into a season-long pattern unless some of his friends start to pick up some slack. Pro Football Focus gave him a 76.4 receiving grade for the day despite his two drops on 13 targets. The 6-foot-5, 223-pounder could declare for the draft this winter.
Sep 13 - 6:58 PM

Iowa State redshirt junior QB Joel Lanning is listed as the starter for Saturday's game against TCU.

Lanning was up-and-down in the season-opener against Northern Iowa, throwing for 256 yards and three touchdowns, but also tossing a pair of picks. If that was an up-and-down performance, the 6-foot-2, 232-pounder's showing against Iowa on Saturday was the equivalent of stepping into an open elevator shaft. Lanning completed 8-of-20 passes for just 86 yards and an interception in that blowout loss. Backup gunslinger Jacob Park also saw playing time in that one and it would be Park who would take over as signal-caller if Lanning's stumbles continue.
Sep 12 - 2:22 PM

Iowa State redshirt sophomore RB Mike Warren rushed for 28 yards on seven carries in Saturday's 42-3 loss to Iowa.

Warren rushed for just 30 yards in a season-opening loss to Northern Iowa. And then he somehow managed to under-do himself with 28 yards rushing against the Hawkeyes. The slow start is rather jarring considering that the 6-foot, 200-pound redshirt sophomore rushed for 1,339 yards and five touchdowns last season. A road showdown with TCU shows next on the Cyclones' schedule.
Sep 11 - 12:14 AM

Iowa State redshirt junior QB Joel Lanning completed 18-of-28 passes for 256 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 25-20 upset loss to Northern Iowa.

Lanning had almost no help from the running game -- the Cyclones managed just 51 rushing yards as a team -- and he simply couldn't shoulder the offensive load all by himself. Northern Iowa held a 16-13 lead at the half and while Lanning's 33-yard touchdown pass to Allen Lazard did give Iowa State a 20-19 lead with 7:02 remaining in the contest, the Panthers would claw back with a late touchdown run to secure the upset win. No rest for the weary, as Lanning and company will head to Iowa City for a showdown with the Hawkeyes next weekend.
Sep 4 - 12:45 AM

Iowa State has not produced a 1,000 yard WR since 2005, so history is against junior WR Allen Lazard.

Beat writer Randy Pearson notes every Big 12 team has produced at least one 1,000 yard receiver in that time, except for the Cyclones. How will Iowa State achieve this goal this year? "We’re going to put defenses in a bind. We’re going to get into different personnel packages," receivers coach Bryan Gasser told the media. Expect to see Lazard line up both inside and outside this season.
Aug 22 - 10:13 AM

Iowa State president Steven Leath told reporters he thinks "we'll get there" regarding Big 12 expansion.

Leath added that expansion is his "expectation" and a "different" Big 12 will be present in the somewhat near future. So many schools have been mentioned for the possible expansion, but from our seat the candidates aren't at the level as the previous conference expansion lists.
Aug 18 - 9:05 AM

Iowa State redshirt junior T Jake Campos has been ruled out indefinitely with a leg injury.

The Ames Tribune is reporting that Campos broke his leg, though HC Matt Campbell would not delve into specifics beyond telling reporters that a leg injury had, indeed, been sustained. The 6-foot-7, 260-pounder's sidelining is no minor matter for the Cyclones. He was to be their only returning starter from 2015. Jaypee Philbert and Shawn Curtis are the most likely options to receive a look replacing Campos, but this is a tough blow given how close it comes to the start of the season.
Aug 15 - 2:18 PM

Iowa State freshman QB Zeb Noland will miss the 2016 season due to a knee injury.

"[Noland] will be out for the season," HC Matt Campbell informed reporters. "He should be full strength by the time we start spring practice." He suffered the knee injury on a non-contact play Thursday. While the 6-foot-3, 215-pounder wasn't set to see any starts barring an injury to starting quarterback Joel Lanning, he had impressed enough in the early going that he had worked himself into the backup conversation. No longer, no more.
Aug 13 - 6:22 PM

Iowa State freshman TE Chase Allen received 103 stitches after being hit by a car last Thursday.

"I was crossing the street [outside the practice facility] and a car didn't see me but I had time to react and jump [into the windshield]," Allen said. The windshield shattered after impacting the 6-foot-7, 220-pounder, lodging shards of glass in his back. Thankfully, he did not suffer a head injury or any broken bones during the accident. He actually managed to stand up and walk away from the accident before several Cyclone coaches took him to the hospital for his stitches. "The coaches were there with me in the E.R., and I'll be cleared when the stitches heal up," said Allen. He added that "[it] could have been so much worse."
Jul 27 - 3:09 PM

Iowa State redshirt sophomore RB Mike Warren's "track speed and stride length give him opportunities to hit big plays once he finds daylight," according to NFL.com's Lance Zierlein.

The 6-foot, 200-pounder, however, "could use more muscle in his lower half and needs to learn to run through contact," per Zierlein. In 2015, Warren broke out for 1,339 yards (5.9 YPC) and five touchdowns to earn first-team freshman All-American honors and win the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year award.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 26 - 7:20 PM

Iowa State senior CB Nigel Tribune was arrested over the weekend on three charges, including Operating a Vehicle While Impaired.

Tribune was immediately suspended indefinitely. The senior is an important member of the team's defense, as he was on the field for 94 percent of the school's snaps in 2014 and 63 percent last season. Those numbers dropped towards the end of 2015. Who knows how long Tribune's suspension will last. He earned second team All-Big 12 honors in 2014.
Jul 25 - 10:01 AM


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