Iowa State left Lawrence, Kansas with a 27-3 victory on Saturday moving the Cyclones to 5-3 on the season right before a match up with Baylor at home this coming Saturday. Before we move on to that game, let’s look at three things we learned on Saturday.
Iowa State Defense Dominates Once Again
Do we type this every week or is the Groundhog Day? We’ll become a broken record here before long because it was another week and the Iowa State defense completely shut down another opponent. Kansas was only able to muster up three points the entire afternoon, even after two trips to the Iowa State one yard line. The defense stood tall and made two magnificent goal-line stops that kept Kansas out of the end zone. This is certainly a group Matt Campbell can count on to make a big play.
Special Teams Off Again
Aside from the 47 yard field goal make by Connor Assalley, the special teams was just a bit off once again. Assalley missed one other field goal on the afternoon, and Corey Dunn just can’t quite get things figured out on his end. Iowa State will need to count on their special teams in their upcoming stretch run, and Matt Campbell will want to get these things smoothed out before then.
Brock Purdy On Record Watch
As of Saturday, Brock Purdy is officially on record watch. The single season record mark for Iowa State passing touchdowns in a single season is 20. Brock Purdy has 12, with three guaranteed regular season game, a fourth game in the Big 12 Championship or against Incarnate Word, and likely a bowl game. The fact that Purdy is challenging single season passing records after missing the first four games of the season (not counting Akron) is incredible.