QB Brock Purdy looking to be Iowa State’s Tim Tebow
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy grew up idolizing Tim Tebow.
After a phenomenal freshman season, perhaps it was more than serendipity that the Cyclones awarded Purdy No. 15, which Tebow wore at Florida, when he first arrived on campus.
Purdy, who rose from the third string to lead Iowa State to seven wins in nine games in 2018, met with reporters for the first time on Friday. Iowa State doesn't allow freshmen to speak with reporters.
Minshew leads Washington State past Iowa State, 28-26.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Gardner Minshew II threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score and No. 12 Washington State stopped No. 25 Iowa State on a late two-point conversion in a 28-26 victory in the Alamo Bowl on Friday night.
Minshew passed for 299 yards to help Washington State (11-2) set a school record for wins in a season.
Minshew's biggest play came out of desperation and it set up the winning score.
No. 25 Iowa State’s finish far better than its start
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Back in September, Iowa State was sitting at 1-3, a record that looked like the Cyclones of old.
A season of big expectations — at least bigger than most years in Ames — was on the brink of collapse with a canceled game, an injured senior quarterback and two straight losses out of the gate.
No. 24 Iowa State barely survives, beats FCS Drake 27-24
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State insisted on playing 12 games, cycling through a pair of FCS opponents before settling on tiny Drake.
That decision nearly resulted in the most embarrassing loss in school history.
David Montgomery ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns and No. 24 Iowa State survived a near-upset by the non-scholarship Bulldogs on Saturday, winning 27-24.
No. 25 Iowa State rallies to stun K-State 42-38
AMES, Iowa (AP) — David Montgomery ran for three touchdowns, including the winner with 4:34 to go, and 25th-ranked Iowa State rallied from 17 down in the fourth quarter to stun Kansas State 42-38 on Saturday night and snap a 10-game skid against the Wildcats.
Montgomery had 149 yards rushing for the Cyclones (7-4, 6-3 Big 12), who clinched their best-ever finish in the Big 12.
No. 25 Iowa State looks to bounce back vs. Kansas State
Kansas State (5-6, 3-5 Big 12) at No. 25 Iowa State (6-4, 5-3, No. 25 CFP), 7 p.m. EST (FS1).
Line: Iowa State by 13½
Series record: Iowa State leads 49-48-4
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Iowa State had its five-game winning streak snapped last week and has lost 10 in a row to Kansas State. If the Cyclones are ever going to beat the Wildcats, this would seem to be the year. Kansas State will be seeking bowl eligibility.
No. 13 Texas defense smothers No. 18 Iowa State 24-10
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Longhorns are on a late-season stampede toward the Big 12 title game. And given how things are unfolding around them and a sudden resurgence on defense, they like where they stand.
Now if only quarterback Sam Ehlinger's throwing shoulder will hold up.
Purdy leading Iowa State into key Big 12 game with Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ask Texas about Iowa State's young quarterback Brock Purdy and the answers, from head coach to players, come quick.
"He's undefeated," Longhorns coach Tom Herman said.
"He's mobile. He can throw," defensive end Charles Omenihu said. "He's 5-0."
4 Big 12 contenders, 4 QBs accustomed to winning
Four teams fighting for two spots in the Big 12 championship game are led by quarterbacks who've proven they can take over a game.
Oklahoma's Kyler Murray, West Virginia's Will Grier, Iowa State's Brock Purdy and Sam Ehlinger of Texas have been impressive and could determine which teams makes it to the Dec. 1 title game in Arlington, Texas.
No. 18 Iowa State visits No. 13 Texas in key Big 12 game
No. 18 Iowa State (6-3, 5-2 Big 12, No. 16 CFP) at No. 13 Texas (7-3, 5-2, No. 15 CFP), 8 p.m. EST (Longhorn Network)
Line: Texas by 3.
Series record: Texas leads 13-2
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Both teams are fighting for second-place in the Big 12 and a chance to slip into the conference championship game. Both need help to get there and neither can realistically afford to lose. Texas is seeking its eighth win, a mark it hasn't reached since 2013.
No. 23 Iowa State beats Baylor 28-14 for 5th straight win
AMES, Iowa (AP) — A weird game ended with another wonderful result for Iowa State.
Now the Cyclones have to wait and see on the status of star running back David Montgomery.
Brock Purdy threw for a touchdown and ran for another score, and No. 23 Iowa State topped Baylor 28-14 on Saturday after a skirmish in the third quarter resulted in unsportsmanlike conduct penalties for each player on both teams.
Purdy throws 3 TD passes as Iowa State routs Kansas, 27-3
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell is a firm believer that great teams win in the red zone.
They make sure to put points on the board when they venture inside the 20-yard line, and they have the ability to turn teams back when their defense has its back against the wall.
Jayhawks, Cyclones trying to build on Big 12 wins
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach David Purdy was downright stunned that Brock Purdy was still available when he gave the promising quarterback from an Arizona high school a scholarship offer.
QB Purdy’s emergence leads to depth issue for Cyclones
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State freshman quarterback Brock Purdy has played so well so quickly that sophomore Zeb Noland — the starter as recently as a month ago — has already decided to play elsewhere.
A shake-up caused by Purdy's progression is a good problem for the Cyclones to have.
Iowa State QB Zeb Noland to transfer
Iowa State sophomore quarterback Zeb Noland is transferring after losing the starting job to freshman Brock Purdy.
Coach Matt Campbell announced on Monday that Noland, who has already used his redshirt season, will leave at the end of the semester.
Safety, Butler TD push Iowa State past Texas Tech 40-31
AMES, Iowa (AP) — This used to be the time of the year when Iowa State would start to fade — if it hadn't already.
Coach Matt Campbell and the Cyclones have instead finished their second straight October unbeaten, and they're peaking heading into the sport's most crucial month.
Texas Tech's Alex Bowman was forced into a safety with 4:39 left, Hakeem Butler added a 48-yard TD catch from Brock Purdy just over two minutes later and Iowa State rallied to beat the Red Raiders 40-31 on Saturday.
Defense, frosh QBs headline Tech-Iowa State matchup
AMES, Iowa (AP) — The matchup between freshman quarterbacks Alex Bowman and Brock Purdy could wind up being appointment viewing.
But the key to Saturday's Texas Tech-Iowa State game in Ames might lie with a pair of better-than-expected defenses.
- San Antonio Express-NewsQBs key as Washington State, Iowa State meet in Alamo BowlDecember 28, 2018
- Sioux City JournalISU's Purdy earns honorNovember 6, 2018
- Rome News-TribuneIowa State football: Kempt may have future in coachingOctober 25, 2018
- The Herald-DispatchMountaineers have to be ready for anything against Iowa StateOctober 10, 2018
Fresh QBs for Texas Tech, Iowa State with Big 12 win streaks
Some things to know about Week 9 in the Big 12 Conference, the start of five consecutive weeks through the end of the regular season when every team plays every week:
Iowa State throttles No. 6 West Virginia 30-14
AMES, Iowa (AP) — It was arguably West Virginia's biggest test, on the road at night against a plucky Iowa State team with a stifling defense and a dangerous young quarterback.
The sixth-ranked Mountaineers failed miserably.
Freshman Brock Purdy threw for 254 yards and three TDs and Iowa State throttled West Virginia 30-14 on Saturday, handing the Mountaineers their first loss in emphatic fashion.
No. 6 West Virginia on upset alert at Iowa State
AMES, Iowa (AP) — No. 6 West Virginia will head into the second Saturday in October as the Big 12's last undefeated team.
The elements of a potential upset appear to be in play for the Mountaineers (5-0, 3-0 Big 12).
Iowa State is just 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the league. But the Cyclones seem to be finding themselves after a strange and sluggish start, and freshman quarterback Brock Purdy looked like a future star in his first extended action last week.
No. 6 West Virginia to Iowa St as Big 12′s last undefeated
Some things to know about Week 6 in the Big 12 Conference:
Purdy good: Iowa State’s latest QB gives Cyclones options
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Thanks to Brock Purdy, Iowa State's playbook suddenly has many more options.
Purdy's stunning performance in the upset of Oklahoma State in what essentially was the college debut for the true freshman gave the offense a new look and a new sense of confidence.
Iowa State is still last in the Big 12 in total offense and ninth in scoring, but there's now a feeling that if Purdy proves to be the real deal, those numbers will improve in the weeks ahead.
Purdy leads Iowa State over No. 25 Oklahoma State, 48-42
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Only guaranteed one series, third-string quarterback Brock Purdy made it count and ended up playing the rest of the game for Iowa State.
Purdy completed 18 of 23 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns, and also rushed for a touchdown, to help Iowa State beat No. 25 Oklahoma State 48-42 on Saturday.