2019 Football Preview – Big 12- Cyclones
Looking for 2019 Iowa State Cyclones predictions? Iowa State has had a lot of success since Matt Campbell arrives in Ames. Sure that is a bit relative at Iowa State so now the question is how high this program can really go. There is a lot of excitement for this season and with good reason.
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2019-20 College Football Preview – Iowa State Cyclones
Head Coach: Matt Campbell
2018 Record: 8-5
Iowa State Cyclones Odds to win the 2019 FBS Championship: 100/1
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One interesting note is that Iowa State actually has better odds than Iowa to win it all this season. Not sure that has ever happened.
2019 Iowa State Cyclones Predictions: Team Strengths
Purdy is Pretty Good: Brock Purdy is the best quarterback in the conference. That might be a bold statement but it is defensible.
Purdy took over mid way through last season and all he did was rank third in yards per attempt and 6th in passer rating…nationally.
I am not an NFL scout but based on those numbers Iowa State can feel as good about their quarterack situation as any team in the conference.
With playing time and a whole offseason to have the system tailored to his strengths there is every reason to believe he can be just as good or better in 2019.
Well Protected: Iowa State lost their top running back and top receiver to the pros but nearly all of their offensive line returns.
They are returning 98% of the starts from a year ago. There is every reason to see this line as one of the best in the conference and nationally.
They might not be a group of five star recruits but this area has been the focus of the coaching staff since they got to Ames and now it is a strength.
2019 Iowa State Cyclones Predictions: Team Weaknesses
Change up in Skills?: Over their recent run of success the Cyclones had two things, a running back who could make people miss and a big target who could go get the ball.
Purdy looks like a really good player and he line is solid but they need to find those replacements for the offense to continue at its recent level.
This season they might be incorporating the TE more. They have some really big targets there and it gives them more diversity in their running and passing game.
This appears to the be season for the Cyclones to take the next step…but will they?
They have been knocking at the door and scaring teams and definitely become a team that nobody wants to play but can they just start winning and do it with ease.
One of the challenges that Campbell is going to have this year is living up to expectations. They are not plucky any more and nobody is overlooking them on their schedule. .
Iowa State Cyclones Prediction: 10-2
Full disclosure Iowa State has never won 10 games in a season.
This is a comment on how good the team is and the schedule this year which lines up near perfectly for them achieving something significant.
In the nonconference the only real opponent is their annual date with Iowa. They have a bye before that one though and they get the Hawkeyes at home.
In the Big 12 the only ones I don’t like are trips to West Virginia and Oklahoma. Other road games at Baylor, at Texas Tech and at Kansas State are all winnable. they are going to benefit from TCU and Oklahoma State being a little down too. I have a feeling that Iowa State will be on Gameday this season.
2019 Iowa State Cyclones Football Schedule
Date Time vs
- 8/31/19 TBD UNI
- 9/14/19 TBD IOWA
- 9/21/19 TBD ULM
- 9/28/19 TBD @BAY
- 10/5/19 TBD TCU
- 10/12/19 TBD @WVU
- 10/19/19 TBD @TTU
- 10/26/19 TBD OKST
- 11/9/19 TBD @OKLA
- 11/16/19 TBD TEX
- 11/23/19 TBD KU
- 11/30/19 TBD @KSU
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