Behind Enemy Lines: Iowa State


Kyle Kempt emerged as the Cyclones starting quarterback last year, leading the team to their first bowl game victory since 2009.  Second year head coach, Matt Campbell, recognizes the significance of having Kempt back next year, and that he brings a lot more to the table, than just his skills at quarterback.

“…I almost think it was a turning point in our program when he came in,” Matt Campbell said.  “For me, it’s not just getting a guy back, it’s who’s coming back in terms of leadership.”

Iowa State ran the ball a little over 40% of the time last year, and plan to use the run game more in 2018, with first string returner, David Montgomery.

“I think we’re getting closer to that point, having the option is key…” Campbell said.

The Cyclones lost two big play makers from their secondary, but are returning a solid group of veterans, with three on the top of the depth chart. The four remaining starting spots are up for grabs.

“…what’s their growth, that’s the exciting part for us…” Campbell said.

Baylor plays Iowa State on Saturday, November 10th, at Jack Trice Stadium.

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