Iowa State Cyclones
OVER 8 Wins?? -125
The Cyclones are returning 14 novices and are led by one of the hottest head coaching commodities in college football today and that’s Matt Campbell. Campbell was sought after by groups from the NFL but feels as though he’s building something .
Iowa State is one of just two teams at the Big 12 (another being the Oklahoma Sooners) to win at least eight games in each of the previous two seasons. This group contains five players that are preseason All-Americans plus also a quarterback in Brock Purdy who headed The Big 12 in passing efficiency effort.
You heard Brock Purdy needed a better efficacy than Heisman winner Kyler Murray of Oklahoma along with Heisman hopeful Sammy Ehlinger of both Texas. Purdy turned this team around from the second half of this season because he added 14 additional points a match when he was named the starter.
From the backfield the Cyclones will overlook NFL-bound David Montgomery however have newcomers Jirehl Brock along with Breece Hall to fill the emptiness.
The Cyclone defense directed the Big 12 in total defense and will probably be extremely strong. They allowed only 3.3 yards per carry, a mark which has been ninth-best in the nation. Since the convention was founded in 1996, Iowa State had never finished first in scoring defense till they eventually did it in’ 18 in their turnaround year that was magnificent.
Tons of strong players reunite such as standout safety Greg Einsworth (directed team with 87 tackles), defensive end DaQuan Bailey (8 sacks, 14.5 tackles for a loss), and linebackers Marcel Spears and Mike Rose.
Campbell’s team has high expectations and completed the season by winning seven of its final eight matches. Now getting to wins isn’t just something however there is a conference championship match in their reach.
Within their non-conference schedule they have just two”cake” games, vs Northern Iowa and also Louisiana-Monroe, but gap involving those games that they have their in-state rivals, the Hawkeyes of Iowa. It is time for the Cyclones to create an early-season announcement plus a win over the Hawkeyes (Iowa has won four straight in this series) can do precisely that.
Their street conference competitions are Baylor, West Virginia, Texas Tech (at AT&T Stadium) and Kansas State, all teams the Cyclones beat a year ago. They do play another street game and that is vs Oklahoma. The Cyclones stunned the Sooners and Heisman winner Baker Mayfield 38-31 before you count that as a loss, don’t forget in Norman.
The week following that game the Longhorns venture into Jack Trice Stadium in the match which will determine who gets a tiebreaker. Although Texas has a head coach in Tom Herman plus a powerful crime, the Longhorns yield 3 starters and also won’t be able to keep up by the end of game.
Things are changing in the Big 12 and the Iowa State Cyclones are the No. 1??shift that is going to 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
Two – Oklahoma State
Odds as of August 22??at BetOnline