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  TRACKING TOP DRAFT PROSPECTS - WEEK 2: 30. Will McDonald IV, rSr, DE, Iowa State, 6-3, 245, 1,...McDonald was active and effective while finishing with one tackle and one assist in a dramatic, 10-7, won over Iowa in the annual Cy-Hawk game. Previous week, No. 31: McDonald, who had 11.5 sacks last season and 10.5 in 2020, failed to add another in Iowa State's 42-10 romp over Southeastern Missouri State. He did have one tackle as the Cyclones held the Redhawks to 320 total yards, including 98 rushing. Fresh off the big win over SEMO, Iowa State will travel to Iowa City next week for the annual Cy-Hawk matchup against Iowa. - Frank Cooney/NFL Draft Scout

rSr/2023 DE Will McDonald IVIowa State
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  SEPT 12 BIG 12 CO-NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK: Iowa State's Colby Reeder picked off a pass and had a pair of quarterback hurries as the Cyclone defense limited Iowa to just 58 yards rushing and 150 yards of total offense in a 10-7 win. The senior LB tacked on four tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage for a loss. He has recorded five quarterback hurries through the first two games this season. - Big 12 Football

rSr/2023 OLB Colby ReederIowa State
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  Xavier Hutchinson caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Hunter Dekkers in the fourth quarter, completing a 99-yard drive to lead Iowa State past Iowa, 10-7, on Saturday. The 21-play possession that started in the third quarter took 11 minutes, 49 seconds off the clock, and helped the Cyclones (2-0) end a six-game losing streak to the Hawkeyes (1-1). "Our whole mindset was, "One play at a time," Hutchinson said. "When the ball comes to you, just make a play." Iowa State survived three turnovers and two blocked punts to gain their first road win in the in-state rivalry since 2014, forcing three Iowa turnovers and holding the Hawkeyes to 150 yards of offense. "It's a game of imperfection," Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said. "For our kids to have the character and resiliency to keep playing, those are traits that will continue to serve us well." Still, the Hawkeyes had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds. Two penalties on Iowa State after what appeared to be a game-ending turnover by the Hawkeyes gave Iowa the ball at the Cyclones' 39-yard line with nine seconds left. Quarterback Spencer Petras threw a 9-yard pass to tight end Sam LaPorta to get Iowa into field-goal range, but Aaron Blom's 48-yard field goal attempt was wide left as time expired. - Iowa State/AP College Football

rSr/2023 WR Xavier HutchinsonIowa State
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  TRACKING TOP DRAFT PROSPECTS - WEEK 1: 31. Will McDonald IV, rSr, DE, Iowa State, 6-3, 245,...McDonald, who had 11.5 sacks last season and 10.5 in 2020, failed to add another in Iowa State's 42-10 romp over Southeastern Missouri State. He did have one tackle as the Cyclones held the Redhawks to 320 total yards, including 98 rushing. Fresh off the big win over SEMO, Iowa State will travel to Iowa City next week for the annual Cy-Hawk matchup against Iowa. - Frank Cooney/NFL Draft Scout

rSr/2023 DE Will McDonald IVIowa State
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  Hunter Dekkers made his debut as Iowa State's starting quarterback Saturday and threw for 293 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-10 rout of Southeast Missouri. Dekkers, who completed a total of 25 passes in two seasons as the Cyclones' backup, finished 25 of 31 against the Redhawks, helping Iowa State to its most lopsided season-opening win since 2001. Xavier Hutchinson caught a career-best three touchdowns, finishing with 128 yards on eight receptions. The Cyclones' running game got off to a sluggish start, but Jirehl Brock rushed for 99 of his 104 yards in the second half, scoring on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter to give Iowa State a 35-10 lead. Paxton DeLaurent was Southeast Missouri's most consistent offensive performer, running and passing for 296 yards. The Cyclones scored on their first three possessions, and after a couple of hiccups late in the second quarter, regained control in the third and cruised to victory. Dekkers' only big gaffe was an interception just before halftime. He was the first quarterback other than Brock Purdy to start for Iowa State since 2018. - Iowa State/AP College Football

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  ESPN TOP 100 PRESEASON 2022 CFB PLAYERS (Selected Aug. 17): No. 77. Xavier Hutchinson, WR, Iowa State, Senior. Notable 2021 stats: 987 yards, 5 TDs. Last year's ranking: NR. Losing Brock Purdy isn't nothing, but Xavier Hutchinson will make the next quarterback's job easier. Hutchinson had 987 yards and five touchdowns in 2021 on 83 receptions (of which are an Iowa State single-season record). With tight ends Charlie Kolar and Chase Allen gone, Hutchinson might have a chance to break his own record with more targets possibly coming his way. - ESPN.com

rSr/2023 WR Xavier HutchinsonIowa State
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  ESPN TOP 100 PRESEASON 2022 CFB PLAYERS (Selected Aug. 17): No. 50. Will McDonald IV, DL, Iowa State, Senior. Notable 2021 stats: 36 solo tackles (24 solo) 11.5 sacks, 5 FF. Last year's ranking: 84. McDonald is a player who every quarterback in the Big 12 knows. After having 10.5 sacks in 2020, he had 11.5 in 2021, setting an Iowa State single-season record. The Cyclones' career sack leader enters 2022 looking to expand on his record, and is leading one of the team's strongest units. - ESPN.com

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  Does Thursday's confirmation that starting right tackle Jake Remsburg is out with an injury mean another round of the Iowa State offensive line shuffle? Already, line coach Jeff Myers said redshirt freshman Tyler Maro had been moved from left tackle to back up Grant Treiber, who was Remsburg's No. 2 on the right side. That's at least tackle replacing tackle, which is a positive thing - and unlike how last season went. At times during the 7-6 campaign of 2021, offensive line injuries were so significant that five guards were forced to play at the same time. That didn't happen much, but it happened. It showed the vulnerability that just one injury can cause.

Myers said "no comment" when asked if Remsburg had an MCL-related knee injury. Those types of injuries are common among offensive linemen, who are knocked every which way on each play. "Jake's day-to-day," Myers said after practice Thursday. "The goal right now is we can get him rolling back into practice and get him ready for week one. With that being said, it is a day-to-day thing, but our goal and our timeline right now is get him ready for that first week - getting him rolling back into practice and see where he's at." - Des Moines Register


rJr/2024 OT Jake RemsburgIowa State
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  2022 PRESEASON ALLSTATE AFCA GOOD WORKS TEAM NOMINEE: Anthony Johnson Jr., Iowa State University,...Johnson has consistently proven to be a positive influence inside the football program and in the community. He's done community service projects that include the CyCans Food Drive, bowling with Special Olympians, YSS and the Boys and Girls Club. - Iowa State Football

rSr/2023 FS Anthony Johnson Jr.Iowa State
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  Sanders came to Iowa State as a four-star recruit out of Chandler, Ariz. He had just nine carries as a true freshman, appearing in four games to preserve his redshirt. The limited experience on the field, though, didn't limit Sanders' ability to learn at the feet of one of the best running backs in school history. "It was great just watching his pregame, how he studies film, how he practices," Sanders said of Hall, who was a second-round pick in this spring's draft. "It's really exciting to see at that level what it takes. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication and motivation and love of the game." Sanders' explosive speed is what has stood out early. "He is a guy that can make big plays, explosive plays," Scheelhaase said. "Not only catching the ball out of the backfield, but hit some runs, run the ball downhill, finding creases in between the tackles, which is good to see. "He's got a lot that he's done already, and he's starting to feel that comfort on the college level." Sanders, though, needs to continue to work on making simple plays and his pass protection, Scheelhaase said. - Des Moines Register

rFr/2026 RB Eli SandersIowa State
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  2022 PRESEASON ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD WATCHLIST: Will McDonald IV, Iowa State, Rs Sr DE,...McDonald, a redshirt senior from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, enters the season as one of the nation's best pass rushers with 29.0 career sacks, which is an ISU record. He earned First Team All-America honors last season and is a two-time First Team All-Big 12 selection. McDonald has forced nine fumbles and has 34.5 tackles for a loss in his career. - Iowa State Football

rSr/2023 DE Will McDonald IVIowa State
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  2022 PRESEASON ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD WATCHLIST: Trevor Downing, Iowa State, Rs Sr C,...Downing is a preseason All-Big 12 selection after earning All-Big 12 First-Team honors for his performance on the field last season. The Creston, Iowa native is making the move to center after playing mostly at right guard last season. Downing has made 26 career starts on the Cyclone offensive line and in 2021 was an anchor in helping the Cyclones record their fourth-best scoring average (31.3) and fifth-best total offensive average (424.5) in school history. - Iowa State Football

rSr/2023 C Trevor DowningIowa State
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  2022 PRESEASON WUERFFEL TROPHY (COMMUNITY SERVICE) WATCHLIST: Anthony Johnson Jr., Iowa State, Sr., DB,...He is a four-year starter for the Cyclones while playing in 50 games in his career. He's earned All-Big 12 honorable mention accolades the last three seasons and is also a three-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree. Johnson, a St. Petersburg, Florida, native, was Iowa State's first recipient of the Jack Trice Endowed Scholarship, which is given annually to a Black student-athlete on the football team who is entering his senior year. - Iowa State Football

rSr/2023 FS Anthony Johnson Jr.Iowa State
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  In his second season with the Cyclones, Xavier Hutchinson was third in the Big 12 with 987 receiving yards and had five touchdowns while averaging 75.9 yards per game. In doing so, he cemented his place as a starter in Campbell's offense. It was a rise to the top of a Power 5 program that surprised some people, but not Hutchinson's head coach. "I don't know if Xavier was ever a guy that maybe surprised me in terms of what he brought to our program," Campbell said during media day. "I think I had a really good understanding of what we were getting in Xavier Hutchinson when he came here."

This could be the season Hutchinson shows what he's fully capable of. Last year, Kolar led the team in receiving touchdowns with six. Hall had three and Chase Allen had two. Long story short, Purdy had lots of options in his receiving corps and took full advantage. With all three of those players gone, Dekkers will still have an elite receiver in Hutchinson. Should Campbell need other options for Dekkers to throw to, Sean Shaw Jr. and Jaylin Noel are two names to keep an eye on. - Des Moines Register


rSr/2023 WR Xavier HutchinsonIowa State
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  He's the highest-ranked quarterback recruit in Iowa State history - or at least since the star system captured everyone's fancy in the early 2000s. His seven-game career includes completing 25 of 43 passes for 311 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. It includes seven rushes for 73 yards and a touchdown. He completed 11 of 16 passes and a touchdown while playing the fourth quarter against Iowa last season. "Hunter is very talented," coach Matt Campbell said. "He's certainly got a strong arm. He's got great athletic ability, but a quarterback is way more than that. "It's the whole picture. And it's the whole puzzle, and what's going to be really fun is to see, even as we get through fall camp, how much Hunter grows in the offense - how much he's ready to continue to evolve and, really, be ready to capture what it takes to play the quarterback position at this level."

Dekkers is confident he'll be ready by the Sept. 3 opener against Southeast Missouri at Jack Trice Stadium. Everyone is confident. "One of the last things Brock told me, was that he hopefully taught me ways of handling both the good and the bad," Dekkers said. "That, to me, was interesting. It was very well put. "There's going to be some differences, like for sure in the vertical game, but there's more to it than just that. It's how you handle all the situations. Brock was very good at that." He'll be the first Iowan to take the first Iowa State snap in a season-opening game since Joel Lanning in 2016. He's replacing a guy who re-wrote Iowa State's quarterback record book. - Des Moines Register


rSo/2025 QB Hunter DekkersIowa State
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