What Makes or Breaks the Season- Honestly, I think the margin of error is so slim. ISU has a legitimate shot to win every single game on their schedule, but what takes this team from pretenders to contenders is the ability to manipulate the opponent’s gameplan by controlling the line of scrimmage. The defensive line is one of the best in nation, but it’s the offensive line’s improvement that could potentially lead this program to a major January bowl berth.
Overall Record – 10-2 with another Bowl Win in the Sugar Bowl
Conference Record – 7-2 with losses to WVU and OU
Offensive Team MVP – Its got to be Brock Purdy
Defensive Team MVP – Greg Eisworth
Offensive Breakout Star – WR Joseph Scates fills the big shoes left by Hakeem Butler
Defensive Breakout Star – Will McDonald shines as a pass-rushing linebacker
Breakdown of Season – Iowa State comes out to the gate HOT, beating in-state foe Iowa on their way to a 5-0 start.