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2018 Iowa State Cyclones football team

The 2018 Iowa State Cyclones football team represents Iowa State University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Competing as a member of the Big 12 Conference (Big 12), the team plays its home games at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa. They are led by third-year head coach Matt Campbell. They finished the season 8-4, 6-3 in the Big 12, the most conference wins in a season. They finished third in the Big 12, behind #4 Oklahoma and #14 Texas. They are invited to the Alamo Bowl to play #13 Washington State.

2018 Iowa State Cyclones football
Iowa State Cyclones logo.svg
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
2018 record8–5 (6–3 Big 12)
Head coachMatt Campbell (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorNone
Defensive coordinatorJon Heacock (3rd season)
Home stadiumJack Trice Stadium
(Capacity: 61,500)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 4 Oklahoma y$^   8 1         12 2  
No. 9 Texas y   7 2         10 4  
Iowa State   6 3         8 5  
No. 20 West Virginia   6 3         8 4  
TCU   4 5         7 6  
Baylor   4 5         7 6  
Kansas State   3 6         5 7  
Texas Tech   3 6         5 7  
Oklahoma State   3 6         7 6  
Kansas   1 8         3 9  
Championship: Oklahoma 39, Texas 27
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • y – Championship game participant
As of August 21, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

Previous season and offseasonEdit

The 2017 Iowa State Cyclones football team finished 7–5 in the regular season and 5–4 in Big 12 play giving them a fourth-place finish in conference standings. They had wins over non conference opponents UNI and Akron and conference opponents #3 Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas Tech, #4 TCU, and Baylor. Allen Lazard, Kamari Cotton-Moya, and David Montgomery received first team All-Big 12 honors and Jake Campos, Chase Allen, Joel Lanning, Brian Peavy, and JD Waggoner received second team All-Big 12 honors.[1][2] Matt Campbell was also named Big 12 Coach of the Year.[3] Additionally, Joel Lanning was named a first team All-American.[4]

DeparturesEdit

Departures
Player Position Games Played Class Reason
Lou Ayeni RB 4 seasons Coach Accepted job at Northwestern
Vernell Trent DL 48 Senior Graduated
Colin Downing P 48 Senior Graduated
Allen Lazard WR 47 Senior Graduated
Jack Spreen LB 44 Senior Graduated
Kamari Cotton-Moya DB 40 Senior Graduated
Joel Lanning LB 36 Senior Graduated
Trever Ryen WR 36 Senior Graduated
Jake Campos OL 35 Senior Graduated
Robby Garcia OL 31 Senior Graduated
J.D. Waggoner DE 29 Senior Graduated
Kyle Starcevich QB 24 Senior Graduated
Sam Harms TE 24 Senior Graduated
Everett Edwards DB 24 Senior Graduated
Marchie Murdock WR 21 Senior Graduated
Bryan Larson OL 21 Senior Graduated
Jacob Park QB 14 Junior Transfer
Thadd Daniels DB 13 Senior Graduated
Mackenro Alexander LB 13 Senior Graduated
Reggie Wilkerson DB 11 Senior Graduated
Vic Holmes DB 3 Senior Graduated
Shawn Curtis OL 2 Senior Graduated
Jacob Bolton OL 0 Freshman Quit
Reference:[5][6][7]

2018 recruiting classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Re-al Mitchell
QB
Bellflower, CA St. John Bosco 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 190 lb (86 kg) May 1, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 79
Carson Schleker
WR
Allen, TX Allen HS 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jun 26, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 79
Brock Purdy
QB
Gilbert, AZ Perry HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 197 lb (89 kg) Feb 7, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    RivalsN/A   247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 78
Sean Shaw Jr.
WR
Jones, OK Jones HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sep 18, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 77
Zach Ross
OG
West Des Moines, IA Dowling Catholic 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 300 lb (140 kg) May 24, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 72
Trevor Downing
OG
Creston, IA Creston HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 290 lb (130 kg) May 18, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 77
Isaiah Lee
DT
La Grange Park, IL Nazareth Academy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 280 lb (130 kg) Jul 31, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPNN/A
Will McDonald
WDE
Waukesha, WI Waukesha North 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Feb 24, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 77
Michael Rose
OLB
Broadview Heights, OH Brecksville-Broadview Heights 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Oct 19, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPNN/A
Gerry Vaughn
OLB
Tucker, GA Tucker 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jun 18, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 72
Jaeveyon Morton
CB
Detroit, MI Martin Luther King 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jun 10, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 73
Dallas Taylor-Cortez
CB
West Hills, CA Chaminade 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 173 lb (78 kg) Sep 26, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 75
Anthony Johnson Jr.
CB
St. Petersburg, FL St. Petersburg HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) May 19, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 72
Greg Eisworth
S
Athens, TX Trinity Valley CC 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sep 3, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports: 
Chandler Pulvermacher
S
Hartland, WI Arrowhead 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Dec 1, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPNN/A
Josh Madison
S
Newbury Park, CA Newbury Park, CA 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Aug 29, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 69
Brayden Narveson
K
Scottsdale, AZ Desert Mountain 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Apr 13, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 75
Corey Dunn
P
San Francisco, CA City College of San Francisco 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Apr 28, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports: 
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 55   Rivals: 53  247Sports: 55
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2018 Iowa State Football Commitment List". Rivals.com.
  • "2018 Iowa State Recruiting Class". ESPN.com.
  • "2018 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Incoming transfersEdit

Award watch listsEdit

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Chuck Bednarik Award[8] Brian Peavy CB SR
Maxwell Award[9] David Montgomery RB JR
Davey O'Brien Award[10] Kyle Kempt QB SR
Doak Walker Award[11] David Montgomery RB JR
John Mackey Award[12] Chase Allen TE SO
Bronko Nagurski Trophy[13] Ray Lima DL JR
Outland Trophy[14] Ray Lima DL JR
Ted Hendricks Award[15] JaQuan Bailey DE JR
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award[16] Kyle Kempt QB SR
Manning Award[17] Kyle Kempt QB SR
Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award[18] Hakeem Butler WR JR

Big 12 media pollEdit

The Big 12 media poll was released on July 12, 2018 with the Cyclones predicted to finish in seventh place.[19]

Media poll
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Oklahoma 509 (46)
2 West Virginia 432 (2)
3 TCU 390 (1)
4 Texas 370 (1)
5 Oklahoma State 300
6 Kansas State 283 (2)
7 Iowa State 250
8 Texas Tech 149
9 Baylor 125
10 Kansas 52

ScheduleEdit

Iowa State announced their 2018 football schedule on October 26, 2017.[20] The 2018 schedule consisted of seven home games and five away games in the regular season. The Cyclones hosted Big 12 foes Oklahoma, West Virginia, Texas Tech, Baylor, and Kansas State and travel to TCU, Oklahoma State, Kansas, and Texas. For their non-conference schedule the Cyclones hosted Drake and Akron as well as traveling to in–state rival Iowa.[21]

Originally, Iowa State planned to play South Dakota State on September 1 to open the season, however, the game was cancelled shortly after kickoff due to bad weather. Iowa State was to host Incarnate Word on December 1, however, Incarnate Word was not able to play after qualifying for the FCS playoffs. They replaced Incarnate Word with Drake.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 84:00 p.m.at Iowa*FOXL 3–1369,250
September 1511:00 a.m.No. 5 OklahomaABCL 27–3758,479
September 2211:00 a.m.Akron*
  • Jack Trice Stadium
  • Ames, IA
FSNW 26–1354,028
September 296:00 p.m.at TCUESPNUL 14–1742,664
October 62:30 p.m.at No. 25 Oklahoma StateESPN2W 48–4252,995
October 136:00 p.m.No. 6 West Virginia
  • Jack Trice Stadium
  • Ames, IA
FS1W 30–1456,629
October 2711:00 a.m.Texas Tech 
  • Jack Trice Stadium
  • Ames, IA
ESPN2W 40–3157,908
November 311:00 a.m.at KansasFSNW 27–315,543
November 102:30 p.m.BaylorNo. 23
  • Jack Trice Stadium
  • Ames, IA
FS1W 28–1453,860
November 177:00 p.m.at No. 13 TexasNo. 18LHNL 10–24102,498
November 246:00 p.m.Kansas StateNo. 25
FS1W 42–3854,430
December 1[a]11:00 a.m.Drake*No. 24
  • Jack Trice Stadium
  • Ames, IA
Cyclones.tvW 27–2456,738
December 288:00 p.m.vs. No. 12 Washington State*No. 25ESPNL 26–2860,675
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time
  1. ^ The game between Iowa State and South Dakota State, originally scheduled for September 1, 2018, was canceled due to inclement weather.[22] On September 12, 2018, Iowa State announced they will be hosting Incarnate Word from the Southland Conference on December 1, 2018.[23] The game replaced the Cyclones' originally scheduled season opener vs. South Dakota State. On November 20, Iowa State announced that Drake would take the place of Incarnate Word for the December 1 game due to UIW's qualification for the FCS Playoffs.[24]

PersonnelEdit

RosterEdit

2018 Iowa State Cyclones Football

Quarterback

  • 17 Kyle Kempt -   Senior (6'5", 220)
  • 15 Brock Purdy - Freshman (6'1", 202)
  • 6 Re-Al Mitchell - Freshman (6'0", 192)
  • 10 Blake Clark - Freshman (6'2", 178)

Running Back

  • 2 Mike Warren -   Senior (6'0", 215)
  • 3 Kene Nwangwu -   Sophomore (6'1", 206)
  • 24 Johnnie Lang -   Freshman (5'18", 196)
  • 25 Sheldon Croney Jr. -   Junior (5'11", 206)
  • 29 Rory Walling -   Freshman (5'11", 203)
  • 27 Jared Rus - Freshman (6'2", 208)
  • 32 David Montgomery - Junior (5'11", 216)

Wide Receiver

  • 8 Deshaunte Jones - Sophomore (5'10", 185)
  • 9 Joseph Scates - Freshman (6'2", 181)
  • 13 Josh Johnson -   Freshman (5'11", 183)
  • 14 Tarique Milton -   Freshman (5'10", 176)
  • 16 Carson Schleker - Freshman (5'9", 178)
  • 18 Hakeem Butler -   Junior (6'6", 225)
  • 19 Beau Coberley - Freshman (5'11", 170)
  • 21 Tayvonn Kyle - Freshman (5'11", 160)
  • 23 Matthew Eaton -   Senior (6'4", 211)
  • 26 Parker Rickert -   Freshman (5'11", 195)
  • 37 Daric Whipple -   Sophomore (5'10", 192)
  • 80 Carson Epps - Senior (6'1", 205)
  • 81 Sean Shaw Jr. - Freshman (6'6", 200)
  • 82 Landen Akers -   Sophomore (6'0", 192)
  • 83 Jalen Martin -   Sophomore (6'3", 211)
  • 85 Tory Spears - Freshman (6'3", 183)
  • 87 Zach Shipman - Freshman (6'4", 174)

Placekicker

  • 38 Peyton Paddock -   Junior (6'0", 212)
  • 41 Chris Francis -   Senior (6'0", 182)
  • 90 Brayden Narveson - Freshman (6'1", 195)
  • 96 Connor Assalley -   Sophomore (6'0", 191)
 

Tight End

  • 11 Chase Allen -   Sophomore (6'7", 240)
  • 39 Zach Silbermann -   Sophomore (6'0", 226)
  • 40 Morgan Bartman - Freshman (6'4", 242)
  • 47 Sam Seonbuchner -   Senior (6'3", 244)
  • 86 Cole Anderson -   Senior (6'4", 250)
  • 88 Charlie Kolar -   Freshman (6'6", 250)
  • 89 Dylan Soehner -   Sophomore (6'7", 271)

Offensive Lineman

  • 51 Julian Good-Jones -   Junior (6'5", 296)
  • 52 Trevor Downing - Freshman (6'4", 304)
  • 53 Gerry Alt -   Freshman (6'2", 290)
  • 54 Josh Mueller -   Sophomore (6'6", 309)
  • 56 Bobby Denaro -   Freshman (6'3", 310)
  • 57 Colin Newell -   Freshman (6'4", 292)
  • 62 Noah Juergensen -   Sophomore (6'4", 294)
  • 63 Collin Olson -   Junior (6'1", 279)
  • 64 Derek Schweiger -   Freshman (6'3", 289)
  • 65 Matt Seres - Freshman (6'0", 295)
  • 66 Josh Knipfel - Junior (6'5", 309)
  • 68 Zach Ross - Freshman (6'2", 301)
  • 70 Oge Udeogu -   Senior (6'3", 310)
  • 71 Alex Kleinow -   Freshman (6'6", 301)
  • 73 Will Windham -   Senior (6'3", 315)
  • 74 Bryce Meeker -   Junior (6'5", 309)
  • 75 Sean Foster -   Sophomore (6'8", 312)
  • 76 Jeff Nogaj -   Freshman (6'4", 308)
  • 77 Robert Hudson -   Freshman (6'6", 320)
  • 78 Joey Ramos - Freshman (6'5", 310)

Defensive Lineman

  • 3 JaQuan Bailey - Junior (6'2", 251)
  • 18 Cordarrius Bailey -   Freshman (6'3", 224)
  • 31 Conner Greene -   Junior (6'1", 237)
  • 45 Carson Lensing -   Sophomore (6'4", 267)
  • 48 Kamilo Tongamoa -   Senior (6'5", 309)
  • 50 Eyioma Uwazurike -   Sophomore (6'6", 283)
  • 52 Dan Sichterman -   Freshman (6'3", 263)
  • 54 Austin Svoboda - Freshman (6'3", 220)
  • 55 Zach Petersen - Freshman (6'4", 236)
  • 58 Spencer Benton -   Senior (6'2", 256)
  • 76 Ray Lima -   Junior (6'3", 302)
  • 80 Vince Horras -   Senior (6'6", 241)
  • 89 Matt Leo -   Junior (6'7", 276)
  • 90 Joshua Bailey -   Sophomore (6'2", 284)
  • 92 Jamahl Johnson - Junior (6'0", 295)
  • 93 Isaiah Lee - Freshman (6'0", 284)
  • 95 Tucker Robertson -   Freshman (6'3", 280)
  • 96 Ben Latusek -   Freshman (6'3", 262)
  • 97 Angel Dominguez -   Freshman (6'4", 280)
  • 99 Will McDonald - Freshman (6'4", 220)


 

Linebacker

  • 2 Willie Harvey -   Senior (6'0", 224)
  • 9 Reggan Northrup -   Senior (6'1", 208)
  • 20 Aaron Austin -   Sophomore (5'11", 205)
  • 23 Mike Rose - Freshman (6'3", 228)
  • 34 O'Rien Vance -   Freshman (6'1", 235)
  • 35 Jake Hummel - Sophomore (6'3", 228)
  • 36 Chandler Pulvermacher - Freshman (6'3", 204)
  • 38 Gerry Vaughn - Freshman (5'11", 211)
  • 40 Jared Gescheidler -   Junior (6'1", 233)
  • 41 Ryan Reighard - Freshman (5'11", 202)
  • 42 Marcel Spears Jr. -   Junior (6'1", 215)
  • 43 Tymar Sutton -   Sophomore (5'10", 222)
  • 44 Bobby McMillen III -   Junior (6'2", 230)
  • 47 Kendell Jackson - Freshman (5'11", 212)
  • 48 Jason Bowman -   Senior (6'3", 219)
  • 49 Caleb Young - Freshman (6'0", 205)
  • 53 Derek Greiner -   Freshman (5'11", 229)
  • 56 Kendrick Harris - Freshman (6'1", 215)

Defensive Back

  • 1 D'Andre Payne -   Senior (5'10", 188)
  • 4 Arnold Azunna -   Sophomore (6'0", 192)
  • 6 De'Monte Ruth -   Senior (5'10", 175)
  • 10 Brian Peavy -   Senior (5'9", 194)
  • 11 Lawrence White -   Sophomore (6'0", 191)
  • 12 Greg Eisworth -   Sophomore (6'0", 198)
  • 13 Jaeveyon Morton - Freshman (5'9", 180)
  • 15 Dallas Taylor-Cortez - Freshman (6'2", 160)
  • 16 Keontae Jones - Sophomore (6'0", 173)
  • 16 Shane Starcevich - Freshman (6'0", 170)
  • 17 Richard Bowens III -   Freshman (6'1", 194)
  • 21 Jatairis Grant -   Sophomore (6'0", 198)
  • 22 O.J. Tucker -   Freshman (5'11", 214)
  • 25 Datrone Young -   Freshman (5'9", 171)
  • 26 Anthony Johnson - Freshman (6'0", 173)
  • 27 Amechie Walker -   Junior (5'10", 177)
  • 31 Zach Jones - Freshman (5'10", 175)
  • 33 Braxton Lewis -   Junior (5'11", 186)
  • 39 Miles Rupiper - Freshman (6'1", 171)

Long Snappers

  • 39 Steve Wirtel - Junior (6'4", 227)
  • 59 Connor Guess - Freshman (5'11", 240)
  • 60 Quinn Sonntag - Senior (6'0", 221)

Punter

  • 13 Corey Dunn -   Sophomore (6'1", 203)
  • 98 Joe Rivera -   Sophomore (6'2", 188)

  •  : 2017 Iowa State Cyclones Football Commits (01/27/2017)

Returning startersEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Current Coaches
Name Position Alma Mater Seasons at ISU
Matt Campbell Head coach Mount Union, 2002 3rd
Jon Heacock Defensive Coordinator, Safeties Muskingum, 1983 3rd
Brian Gasser Wide Receivers, Special Teams Ohio Northern, 2006 3rd
Nathan Scheelhaase Running Backs Illinois, 2013 1st
Alex Golesh Tight Ends, Recruiting Coordinator Ohio State, 2006 3rd
D. K. McDonald Cornerbacks Edinboro, 2001 3rd
Eli Rasheed Defensive Line Indiana, 1996 3rd
Tyson Veidt Assistant Head Coach, Linebackers Muskingum, 1996 3rd
Joel Gordon Quarterbacks Shepherd, 2003 3rd
Jeff Myers Offensive Line Toledo, 2012 3rd
Rudy Wade Strength and Conditioning Ball State, 2001 3rd
Reference:[25]

Game summariesEdit

Game 1: at Iowa HawkeyesEdit

ISU-Iowa History
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
22–43 2017 L 41–44OT
Game One: Iowa State Cyclones at Iowa Hawkeyes – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cyclones 3 0 003
Hawkeyes 0 3 3713

at Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA

  • Date: September 8
  • Game weather: Temperature: ° F. • Wind: • Weather:
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
Game information

Game 2: Oklahoma SoonersEdit

ISU-Oklahoma History
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
6–74–2 2017 W 38–31
Game Two: Oklahoma Sooners at Iowa State Cyclones;– Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 5 Sooners 10 14 10337
Cyclones 0 10 14327

at Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA

  • Date: September 15
  • Game weather: Temperature: ° F • Wind: • Weather:
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
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Game 3: Akron ZipsEdit

ISU-Akron History
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
1–0 2017 W 41–14
Game Three: Akron Zips at Iowa State Cyclones;– Game summary
1 2 34Total
Zips 7 3 3013
Cyclones 7 10 0926

at Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA

  • Date: September 22
  • Game weather: Temperature: ° F • Wind: • Weather:
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
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Game 4: at TCU Horned FrogsEdit

ISU-TCU History
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
2–7 2017 W 14–7
Game Four: Iowa State Cyclones at TCU Horned Frogs;– Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cyclones 0 7 0714
Horned Frogs 0 7 7317

at Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX

  • Date: September 29
  • Game weather: Temperature: ° F • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 42,664
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
Game information

Game 5: at Oklahoma State CowboysEdit

ISU–Oklahoma State History
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
18–31–3 2017 L 42–49
Game Five: Iowa State Cyclones at Oklahoma State Cowboys;– Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cyclones 9 21 10848
No. 25 Cowboys 7 14 71442

at Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK

  • Date: October 6
  • Game weather: Temperature: ° F • Wind: • Weather:
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
Game information

Iowa State's Freshman Brock Purdy replaced Zeb Noland at quarterback and passed 18-for-23 for 318 yards and produced four touchdowns. He then ran for another 84 yards and another score.[26] The final score was a loss for the Cowboys at 48-42.[27]

Game 6: West Virginia MountaineersEdit

ISU–West Virginia History
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
1–5 2017 L 16–20
Game Six: West Virginia Mountaineers at Iowa State Cyclones;– Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 6 Mountaineers 7 7 0014
Cyclones 13 7 01030

at Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA

  • Date: October 13
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: ° F • Wind: • Weather:
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge: • Center Judge:
  • TV: FS1
Game information

Game 7: Texas Tech Red RaidersEdit

ISU-TTU History
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
5–11 2017 W 31–13
Game Seven: Texas Tech Red Raiders at Iowa State Cyclones;– Game summary
1 2 34Total
Red Raiders 10 7 7731
Cyclones 0 14 17940

at Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA

  • Date: October 27
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: ° F • Wind: • Weather:
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV: ESPN 2
Game information

Game 8: at Kansas JayhawksEdit

ISU-Kansas History
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
41–50–6 2017 W 45–0
Game Eight: Iowa State Cyclones at Kansas Jayhawks;– Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cyclones 14 6 7027
Jayhawks 0 3 003

at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS

  • Date: November 3
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: ° F • Wind: • Weather:
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge: • Center judge:
  • TV: FSN
Game information

Game 9: Baylor BearsEdit

ISU-Baylor History
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
7–9 2017 W 23–13
Game Nine: Baylor Bears at Iowa State Cyclones;– Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bears 0 0 7714
No. 23 Cyclones 7 10 11028

at Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA

  • Date: November 10
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: ° F • Wind: • Weather:
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV: FS1
Game information

At the beginning of the second half, Baylor's Chris Miller got a flag for a late hit against Iowa State running back David Montgomery, pushing him into a Gatorade cooler, escalating tensions. Later, Baylor linebacker Greg Roberts threw a punch at Montgomery and he responded with another punch. Both were ejected from the second half of the game and Montgomery was ejected from the first half of the Texas game the following week.

Game 10: at Texas LonghornsEdit

ISU-Texas History
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
2–13 2017 L 7–17
Game Ten: Iowa State Cyclones at Texas Longhorns;– Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 18 Cyclones 3 0 0710
No. 13 Longhorns 7 10 7024

at Darrell K Royal Stadium, Austin, TX

  • Date: November 17
  • Game time: 7:00 pm
  • Game weather: Temperature: ° F • Wind: • Weather:
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge: • Center Judge:
  • TV: LHN
Game information

Game 11: Kansas State WildcatsEdit

ISU-Kansas State History
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
49–48–4 2017 L 19–20
Game Eleven: Kansas State Wildcats at Iowa State Cyclones;– Game summary
1 2 34Total
Wildcats 0 21 10738
No. 25 Cyclones 7 7 72142

at Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: ° F • Wind: • Weather:
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV: FS1
Game information

After a slow start, Kansas State held a solid lead for most of the game. Kansas State had racked up a 17 point lead with only 12 minutes remaining in the game. From there, Iowa State's Mike Rose grabbed a loose ball for a touchdown and the Cyclones controlled the game to rally with 21 unanswered points. The final score was an Iowa State victory, 41-38.[28] The Cyclones broke the 9 year losing streak against the Wildcats. This game was also the last game Kansas State coach Bill Snyder coached before retiring.

Game 12: Drake BulldogsEdit

ISU-Drake History
Overall record Last meeting Result
48–17–4 1985 L 17–20
Game Twelve: Drake Bulldogs at Iowa State Cyclones;– Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bulldogs 7 7 10024
No. 24 Cyclones 7 13 7027

at Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA

  • Date: December 1
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: ° F • Wind: • Weather:
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV: Cyclones.tv
Game information

Game 13: Washington State CougarsEdit

ISU-Washington State History
Last meeting
First time playing each other
Game Twelve: Iowa State Cyclones at Washington State Cougars;– Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 24 Cyclones 0 10 10626
No. 13 Cougars 7 14 0728

at Alamodome, San Antonio, TX

  • Date: December 28
  • Game time: 8:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: ° F • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 60,675
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV: ESPN
Game information

StatisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

Scores against non-conference opponents
1 2 3 4 Total
Opponents 21 27 16 14 78
Iowa State 17 43 27 21 108
Scores against the Big 12
1 2 3 4 Total
Opponents 41 83 55 41 220
Iowa State 53 82 66 65 266
Scores against all opponents
1 2 3 4 Total
Opponents 62 110 71 55 298
Iowa State 70 115 83 80 348

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP RV RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV 23 18 25 24 RV 
Coaches RV RV RV NR NR NR NR NR RV NR RV 25 18 RV RV RV 
CFP Not released 24 22 16 25 23 Not released

Awards and honorsEdit

All-Big 12
Player Selection
Offense
David Montgomery Coaches-2
Hakeem Butler Coaches-2
Charlie Kolar Coaches-2
Josh Knipfel Coaches-HM
Julian Good-Jones Coaches-HM
Bryce Meeker Coaches-HM
Sam Seonbuchner Coaches-HM
Defense
Greg Eisworth Coaches-1
JaQuan Bailey Coaches-2
Ray Lima Coaches-2
Brian Peavy Coaches-2
Spencer Benton Coaches-HM
Willie Harvey Jr. Coaches-HM
Mike Rose Coaches-HM
Marcel Spears Jr. Coaches-HM
Special Teams
Kene Nwangwu Coaches-2
Individual Awards
Player Award
Matt Campbell Chuck Neinas Big 12 Coach of the Year
Weekly Awards
Player Award Date Awarded
Brock Purdy Big 12 Newcomer of the Week October 8, 2018
Braxton Lewis Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week October 8th, 2018
Brock Purdy Big 12 Newcomer of the Week October 15th, 2018
JaQuan Bailey Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week October 15th, 2018
Marcel Spears Jr. Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week October 29th, 2018
Brock Purdy Big 12 Newcomer of the Week November 5, 2018

Players drafted into the NFLEdit

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
3 73 David Montgomery RB Chicago Bears
4 103 Hakeem Butler WR Arizona Cardinals

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