Notre Dame (10-2) vs Iowa State (7-5, Big 12), Dec. 28, 12 p.m. ET
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Chris Klieman gathered his players in the locker room after a heart-stopping win at Texas Tech and challenged not his seniors, who soon would be playing their final game for...
AMES, Iowa (AP) — With a chance to finish off the surprisingly tough Jayhawks, Iowa State coach Matt Campbell put the game in sophomore quarterback Brock Purdy’s hands.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — For two teams used to seeing games come down to the final play, it was fitting that Iowa State and Texas left it all up to a kicker.
No. 22 Texas (6-3, 4-2 Big 12) vs. Iowa State (5-4, 3-3), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell saw an opportunity to seize a win that would boost the Cyclones' chances of reaching the Big 12 title game, so he put everything on quarterback...
Iowa State (5-3, 3-2 Big 12) at No. 9 Oklahoma (7-1, 4-1, No. 9 CFP), Saturday at 8 p.m. EST (FOX).
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has been one of the hottest teams in the nation, beating three straight Big 12 opponents by double digits.
Another successful Saturday against Oklahoma State...
Oklahoma State (4-3, 1-3 Big 12) at No. 23 Iowa State (5-2, 3-1), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (FS1).
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The pass-happy Big 12 isn't what it used to be. The dual-threat quarterback is taking over.
No longer is 400-plus yards through the air the norm in a league where...
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Last year as a freshman, Brock Purdy was Iowa State's third-string quarterback when he stepped on the field for his first meaningful action and he delivered a big win...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Brock Purdy and the Iowa State Cyclones have been on quite a roll since late in the game that got away in their other trip to Texas.
No. 5 Oklahoma keeps rolling behind yet another star transfer quarterback, although the Sooners are not the only team to claim a stake for Big 12 supremacy so far in 2019.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Breece Hall may have given Iowa State the dependable option at running back the Cyclones have been looking for since star David Montgomery left.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Iowa State's smothering defense from a year ago is still hauntingly fresh in the memories of West Virginia players. So, too, is Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy bouncing...
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Coaches and teammates are rallying behind West Virginia quarterback Austin Kendall as fans question his ability to lead the team following another multiple-interception...
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has been searching for a primary ball carrier all season.
The Cyclones might have found their guy in quarterback Brock Purdy.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State's offensive strategy this season has been to let quarterback Brock Purdy try to make as many plays as possible.
Purdy showed yet again on Saturday how effective...
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State began the season with five running backs and coach Matt Campbell hoping that one would step forward and prove he could be the No. 1 guy.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Seeing Charlie Kolar is Iowa State's second-leading receiver might not raise many eyebrows until you consider his position.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State desperately needed a spark after barely beating Northern Iowa and losing a heartbreaker to rival Iowa.
Sophomore Brock Purdy gave the Cyclones the jolt they were...
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Brock Purdy's 73-yard TD pass on the second play of the second half put Iowa State up 14-6 over Iowa. The Hawkeyes followed with a three-and-out, and a rain-soaked but resilient...
No. 19 Iowa (2-0) at Iowa State (1-0), Saturday at 4 p.m. EDT (FS1).
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State entered this season with more hype than ever before and then almost lost to Northern Iowa in the opener.
The Cyclones know they will need to be much better to...
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy's eyes lit up when he saw a potential game-losing fumble floating aimlessly near the goal line.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Fourth-year coach Matt Campbell has done a remarkable job making Iowa State respectable within the Big 12. And yet, the idea that the Cyclones could actually win the league...
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State lost star wide receiver Hakeem Butler to the NFL a year earlier than expected.
Graduate transfer La'Michael Pettway joined the Cyclones in hopes of joining...
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has hired former players Joel Lanning and Kyle Kempt as assistant coaches.
Cyclones coach Matt Campbell said Wednesday that Lanning will be a quality control...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Some things to know about Week 6 in the Big 12 Conference:
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.