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Iowa State senior WR Allen Lazard accepted an invitation to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl.

The 6-foot-5, 222-pounder came to Iowa State as a rare top-100 overall recruit, and he'll leave Ames as the best receiver in school history. Lazard owns school records for career receptions (225), career receiving yards (3,123) and career 100-yard receiving games (11). He's second all-time in career touchdown receptions (25). Lazard is a classic possession receiver. He won't blow spectators away at the combine with his speed or overall athleticism, but he's smart, tough, physical and wins in contested situations. In the right situation, he could be a draft day steal. We've heard early Day 3 grades on Lazard, but we think he could work his way into the back-end of Day 2 with a decent pre-draft process.
Nov 20 - 5:29 PM

Iowa State sophomore RB David Montgomery rushed for 144 yards on 27 carries in Saturday's 23-13 win against Baylor.

Montgomery (5'11/222) has rushed for over 100 yards in three straight games and four out of five. With Saturday's showing, he bagged his first ever 1,000-yard rushing season. Montgomery has also shown to be an ace receiver out of the backfield, hauling in 34 catches for nearly 300 yards.
Nov 18 - 6:16 PM

Iowa State sophomore RB David Montgomery (undisclosed) had his x-rays come back negative on Saturday.

Montgomery was forced to leave on a cart, but Cyclone coach Matt Montgomery says that the x-ray reports suggest he'll be ready to play next week against Kansas State. Obviously a lot can change -- and leaving the field the way he did should raise at least some skepticism of him -- but this is certainly better than what was feared after he left.
Nov 18 - 6:10 PM

Iowa State redshirt freshman QB Zeb Noland completed 14-of-28 passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 23-13 win against Baylor.

Noland started in place of the injured Kyle Kempt (undisclosed). The 6-foot-3, 215-pound sophomore has received extensive action in each of the past two weeks due to Kempt's status. Noland threw for 263 yards and an interception in last weekend's loss to Oklahoma State.
Nov 18 - 6:08 PM

Iowa State redshirt freshman QB Zeb Noland will start Saturday's game against Baylor.

Kyle Kempt (undisclosed) warmed up on Saturday, but the Cyclones have ultimately opted to rest him up against the Bears. Noland threw for 263 yards and an interception in last weekend's loss to Oklahoma State after Kempt was injured in that contest.
Nov 18 - 2:47 PM

Iowa State senior QB Kyle Kempt (undisclosed) is warming up with the first-team offense in advance of Saturday's game against Baylor.

Kempt was injured against Oklahoma State this past Saturday, but all signs in pregame warmups have him in line to start versus the Bears. If Kempt ends up a late scratch, Zeb Noland would be the man to give it a go.
Nov 18 - 2:17 PM

Iowa State HC Matt Campbell said that senior QB Kyle Kempt (undisclosed) will be available for Saturday's game against Baylor.

Kempt was forced out of Saturday's loss to Oklahoma State due to the injury concern. He was subsequently replaced at signal-caller by Zeb Noland. While Kempt will be available for this weekend's showdown with the Bears, Campbell has not yet named a starter. That announcement will be coming before the week's out unless the Cyclones opt to take this thing down to the wire.
Source: 247Sports
Nov 15 - 6:54 PM

Iowa State redshirt freshman QB Zeb Noland and senior Kyle Kempt split first-team reps in practice on Tuesday.

Noland stepped in for Kempt after the senior was knocked out by injury during Saturday's loss to Oklahoma State (he's considered day-to-day). Iowa State has yet to announce a starter for Saturday's game against Baylor.
Nov 14 - 8:27 PM

Iowa State has not lost a fumble this season and could be the first FBS program to not lose one during the regular season.

This obviously applies to quarterbacks, running backs, tight ends and wide receivers, but let's focus on sophomore David Montgomery for a moment. The second-year player is on an absolute tear, rushing for 11 touchdowns with over 1,200 total offensive yards on the season. He continuously breaks tackles and creates space on his own.
Nov 14 - 10:55 AM

Iowa State sophomore RB David Montgomery has caused 88 missed tackles this year according to Pro Football Focus.

That number is significant, not just because it's impressive in just ten games, but because it's just two away from being the record in the Pro Football Focus era. The record currently is held by Dalvin Cook, who caused 89 misses in 2016. If Montgomery (5'11/222) can cause two missed tackles in the next two games, he'll be the record holder. We like his chances.
Nov 13 - 9:11 PM

Iowa State senior QB Kyle Kempt (undisclosed) will not need to undergo surgery and is considered day-to-day.

Kempt left Saturday's loss to Oklahoma State in the first half with the undisclosed injury. He was able to run on Sunday, but not throw. HC Matt Campbell told reporters that he hopes to announce a starter for Saturday's game against Baylor by Wednesday. The Ames media is speculating that Zeb Noland will get the call.
Nov 13 - 1:01 PM

Iowa State senior WR Allen Lazard caught nine passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 49-42 loss to Oklahoma State.

Lazard hauled in touchdowns in the first and fourth quarters of what turned into a prototypical Big 12 shootout. After going through a six-game slump following the opener in which he failed to surpass 100 yards receiving, the 6-foot-4, 220-pound senior has twice surpassed the century mark in his last three games. He's one of our favorite under-the-radar draft prospects at receiver in the class.
Nov 11 - 5:10 PM

Iowa State sophomore RB David Montgomery rushed for 105 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries in Saturday's 49-42 loss to Oklahoma State.

Montgomery was up to his usual shifty tricks on Saturday, but alas for the Cyclones, all the offensive fireworks ultimately fell in vain. For the year as a whole, the 5-foot-11, 222-pounder has now rushed for 937 yards and 11 touchdowns across 10 games played. He'll try to hop over the 1,000-yard mark when the Cyclones take on Baylor next weekend.
Nov 11 - 5:04 PM

Iowa State senior QB Kyle Kempt left Saturday's game against Oklahoma State in the first half due to an undisclosed injury.

Kempt left for the locker room after suffering the injury before later returning to the sideline. Zeb Noland took over for him to finish out the first half. It's possible that Kempt will be able to return after halftime, but for now, consider him questionable to reenter the game.
Nov 11 - 2:02 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Nick Krueger compared Iowa State three-star 2018 verbal WR commit Sean Shaw to Cyclones WR Allen Lazard.

"Both players are capable of momentum-capturing grabs, and use that size to keep defenders at bay," Krueger writes. The analyst additionally notes that the 6-foot-5, 200-pound Shaw is also similar to Lazard in his fearlessness going over the middle on deep crossing routes. Rivals ranks the Jones, Oklahoma, native as the No. 57 receiver in the 2018 class.
Source: Rivals
Nov 10 - 11:31 PM


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