Iowa State Cyclones
OVER 8 Wins?? -125
The Cyclones are currently coming 14 starters and are directed by one of the trendiest head coaching products in college football and that is Matt Campbell. Campbell was sought after by teams from the NFL but feels like he is building something unique .
Iowa State is one of only two teams at the Big 12 (the other being the Oklahoma Sooners) to win eight games in each of the last two seasons. This group contains five players that are preseason All-Americans and also a quarterback in Brock Purdy who headed The Big 12 in passing performance last campaign.
You heard Brock Purdy needed a better efficiency than Heisman winner Kyler Murray of Oklahoma along with Heisman hopeful Sammy Ehlinger of Texas. Because he included 14 points a game when he was named the starter purdy turned this team around from the second half of the season.
In the backfield NFL-bound David Montgomery will be missed by the Cyclones however also have the emptiness to fill.
The Cyclone defense will be strong and directed the Big 12 in total defense. They allowed only 3.3 yards per carry, a marker which was ninth-best from the nation. Since the summit was founded in 1996, Iowa State had never ended first in scoring defense till they eventually did it in’ 18 within their turnaround season that was magnificent.
Plenty of sound players reunite like standout security Greg Einsworth (led team with 87 tackles), defensive end DaQuan Bailey (8 sacks, 14.5 tackles for a loss), along with linebackers Marcel Spears and Mike Rose.
Campbell’s team finished the season and has high expectations. Now becoming to eight-plus wins isn’t only something I believe that they will perform however there is a conference championship game within their reach.
In their non-conference schedule they have just two”cake” games, vs Northern Iowa and also Louisiana-Monroe, but gap involving these games that they have their in-state competitions, the Hawkeyes of Iowa. It’s time for the Cyclones to make an early-season statement and a win over the Hawkeyes (Iowa has won four straight in this series) will do just that.
Their street conference competitions are Baylor, West Virginia, Texas Tech (in AT&T Stadium) and Kansas State, all groups that the Cyclones beat a year ago. They do perform with one other street game and that’s vs Oklahoma. The Cyclones stunned that the Sooners and Heisman winner Baker Mayfield 38-31 before you count that as a loss, don’t forget in Norman.
The week after that match the Longhorns venture to Jack Trice Stadium from the match which will determine who gets a possible tiebreaker to qualify for the Big 12 championship game. Although Texas has a solid head coach in Tom Herman plus a powerful offense, the Longhorns will not be able to stay informed about the Cyclones and also return three starters.
Things are changing at the Big 12 and the Iowa State Cyclones will be the No. 1??change that will take the convention by storm.
1 – Northern Iowa
2 – Iowa
3 – Louisiana-Monroe
4 – Baylor
5 – TCU
6 – West Virginia
7 – Texas Tech
8 – Texas
9 – Kansas
10 – Kansas State
1 – Oklahoma
2 – Oklahoma State
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