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The Mid-Morning Dump: A Season of Progression

Iowa State has position groups all over the field that have found their stride.

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COMING ALONG Trevor Downing has progressed quickly over the first few games of the season, and credits some of his improvement to his one-on-one meetings with quality control coach John Morookian.

THE BELT Cedar Rapids-native O’Rien Vance is having his own breakout season at the middle linebacker spot.

KEEPING IT TIGHT Iowa State’s trio of tight ends are blossoming this season, and becoming huge part of the offense in critical situations.

NOT SO DIFFERENT The Dallas Morning News sees a lot of parallels between the Iowa State and Baylor football programs.

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