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Iowa State Bye The Numbers

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There's a homophone in the headline!

Cooper Neill

Another bye week, another probable win.  Bye hasn't changed much since the last time we faced them, so we thought we'd changed up the game a little bit and give a breakdown of Iowa State... by the numbers.

61.1%

Sam Richardson's current completion percentage through seven games.  One percentage point lower than the single season record set by Seneca Wallace (2001) and Steele Jantz (2012)

167-269

The completions over attempts for Wallace and Jantz in those seasons.  Richardson is already at 173-283.

13

Touchdowns thrown by Richardson this year.

20

The single season record set by Todd Bandhauer in 1997.

22

The touchdown pace Richardson is currently on.

106, 70, 65, 49, 24

The national passing defense rankings of Iowa State's remaining opponents, in order of when they see them on the schedule.  That's right, Oklahoma is the worst passing defense of the bunch.

.021

The interception percentage for Sam Richardson.  The single season record is .025 by Austen Arnaud in 2008.

6

Touchdown receptions by E.J. Bibbs, including five in his last three games.  The single season record is 9 by Todd Blythe (04-05) and Quenton Bundrage (2013).

16/184/2 & 18/190/0

The catch, yards, and touchdown numbers for Allen Lazard and D'Vario Montgomery over the last two games, respectively.

8/8

Cole Netten's field goal kicking this year.  Yes, I have to do this.

27th

Iowa State's ranking in punts attempted, down over 20 spots from last season.  All hail Mangenius.

39.8

Net punting average for the Cyclones, which is ranked 54th nationally.  It's not comparable to last year but that's comparing a senior all conference punter to a true freshman.

3rd

Iowa State's ranking in penalties in Big XII conference play with only 51 yards per game, 14 yards higher per game than #1 Kansas State and 75 yards lower per game than Baylor, who is 10th at 126 yards per game.

14-14

Iowa State's red zone conversions in Big XII conference play, which which ties them with Kansas State in percentage and attempts, and West Virginia in percentage (WVU is 11-11).

10th

Iowa State's ranking in scoring... on defense... with 41.5 points per game allowed in conference play.

6th

Iowa State's ranking in scoring on offense, with 30.2 points per game.  Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Texas, and Kansas are all lower.

17.6

Yards per kick return for the Cyclones, which ranks 9th in conference play.  Surprisingly, only Kansas State is lower.

0

Iowa State's turnover margin in conference play.  That ranks sixth in conference and is five giveaways vs five takeaways.

5

Games left, starting with Oklahoma next Saturday.  Five more opportunities to impress, and believe it or not, five more opportunities to sneak in to the postseason.