2006 Iowa State Cyclones

Posted Dec 30, 2006

2006 Iowa State Cyclone Season, Game Reviews, Scores and Recaps

Nov. 18
Iowa State 21 ... Missouri 16
Ryan Kock ran for a 179 yards and touchdown runs from one and nine yards out and Todd Blythe caught a nine-yard scoring pass as Iowa State shocked Missouri to send head coach Dan McCarney out a winner. Missouri made a comeback with a seven-yard Tony Temple touchdown run and moved down to the Iowa State 11 with a chance to win, but Shawn Moorehead ended the game with a sack of Chase Daniel. Daniel hit Martin Rucker with an eight-yard touchdown pass on the way to a 10-0 Tiger lead before the Cyclones went on a 21-point run.
Player of the game ... Iowa State RB Ryan Kock ran for a career-high 179 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries.
Stat Leaders: Missouri - Passing: Chase Daniel, 29-44, 310 yds, 1 TD
Rushing: Tony Temple, 6-36, 1 TD  Receiving: Tommy Saunders, 7-72
Iowa State - Passing: Bret Meyer, 15-27, 153 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Ryan Kock, 32-179, 2 TDs  Receiving: Todd Blythe, 4-48, 1 TD

Whoopty doo. What does it all mean Basil? ...
Where was this offensive line all year? The Cyclones struggled all season long to move the ball on the ground, and then it rolled over Missouri with an inspired effort. In the last game of Dan McCarney's tenure, the team played at a level it hadn't been at all season long on both sides of the ball. With a ground game, the pressure was off QB Bret Meyer to carry the offense, and it showed. It's a shame it couldn't happen sooner.  

2006 Schedule
CFN Prediction:
2005 Record:
Preview 2005 predicted wins

8/31 Toledo W 45-43 3OT
9/9 UNLV W 16-10
9/16 at Iowa L 27-17
9/23 at Texas L 37-14
9/30 Northern Iowa W 28-27
10/7 Nebraska L 28-14
10/14 at Oklahoma L 34-9
10/21 Texas Tech L 42-26
10/28 at Kansas State L 31-10
11/4 Kansas L 41-10
11/11 at Colorado L 33-16
11/18 Missouri W 21-16

2005 Schedule
CFN Prediction: 6-5
2005 Record: 7-5

Preview 2005 predicted wins

9/3 Illinois State W 32-21
9/10 Iowa W 23-3
9/24 at Army W 28-21
10/1 at Nebraska L 27-20 2OT
10/8 Baylor L 23-13
10/15 at Missouri L 27-24 OT
10/22 Oklahoma St W 37-10
10/29 at Texas A&M W 42-14
11/5 Kansas State W 45-17
11/12 Colorado W 30-16
11/19 at Kansas L 24-21 OT
12/31 Houston Bowl
TCU L 27-24

Nov. 11
Colorado 33 ... Iowa State 16
Bernard Jackson threw two touchdown passes, ran for a five-yard score, and Mason Crosby hit four field goals as Colorado rolled past Iowa State in a stunningly easy win. The Cyclones tied it at seven in the first quarter on a 21-yard Jon Davis catch, but wasn't able to get back in the end zone until late in the fourth quarter on a five-yard Ryan Kock run. Crosby's field goals came from 47, 38, 41 and 42 yards out.
Player of the game ... Colorado QB Bernard Jackson completed 13 of 19 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns and ran nine times for 69 yards and a touchdown
Stat Leaders: Iowa State - Passing: Bret Meyer, 17-28, 190 yds, 1 TD
Rushing: Ryan Kock, 18-82, 1 TD. Receiving: Milan Moses, 5-38
Colorado - Passing: Bernard Jackson, 13-19, 200 yds, 2 TD
Mell Holliday, 18-126  Receiving: Alvin Barnett, 4-77, 1 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean Basil? ... It's sad how the Dan McCarney era is going to end on such a disaster. He put Iowa State football on the map over the last several years, but injuries and ineffectiveness on both sides of the ball proved too costly as things have gone from bad to worse on a brutal six-game losing streak and with a winless Big 12 season almost a certainty with Missouri coming up next week. The biggest problems have been a lack of a pass defense and no help for Bret Meyer. McCarney's biggest issue this year was the high expectation that his team could've been a player in the Big 12 race.

Nov. 4
Kansas 41 ... Iowa State 10
Kansas took four Iowa State turnovers converting them into 20 points while Kerry Meier threw two touchdown passes and Todd Reesing ran for a score and throwing for a touchdown. Derek Fine caught two touchdown passes, but the big score came from a 50-yard Brian Murph scoring pass for an early 7-3 lead. Iowa State started off the scoring on a 36-yard Bret Culbertson field goal and ended it with a one-yard Ryan Kock touchdown run to stop a 41-point KU run. The Cyclones only managed 213 yards of total offense.
Player of the game ... Kansas QB Kerry Meier completed 17 of 22 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns and ran 14 times for 19 yards.
Stat Leaders: Kansas - Passing: Kerry Meier, 17-22, 199 yds, 2 TD
Rushing: Jon Cornish, 17-79
 Receiving: Jonathan Lamb, 5-76
Iowa State - Passing: Bret Meyer, 16-31, 180 yds, 1 INT
Ryan Kock, 6-31, 1 TD  Receiving: Milan Moses, 9-109
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean Basil? ...
Poor Bret Meyer; he doesn't have a chance. With top RB Stevie Hicks and WRs Jon Davis and Todd Blythe out against Kansas, Iowa State's already struggling offense had a nightmare of a time moving the ball. The Cyclone secondary has been awful all year long and did nothing whatsoever to break up Kerry Meier's near-perfect day. One of the few bright lights in a five-game losing streak and a nightmare of a season has been LB Alvin Bowen, who came up with 18 tackles and forced a fumble.

Oct. 28
Kansas State 31 ... Iowa State 10
Iowa State jumped out to a 10-0 first quarter lead on a six-yard Jason Scales run and a 48-yard Bret Culbertson field goal, and then it was all Kansas State scoring 31 unanswered points as Josh Freeman threw his first touchdown pass on a two-yard play to John McCardle, James Johnson ripped off a 32-yard touchdown run and Leon Patton sped for a 37-yard score. Devin Anderson and the defense put an exclamation point with a 30-yard Devin Anderson interception return for a score.
Player of the game ... Kansas State RB James Johnson ran 22 times for 115 yards and a touchdown
Stat Leaders: Kansas State - Passing: Josh Freeman, 14-20, 161 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: James Johnson, 22-115, 1 TD. Receiving: Yamon Figurs, 4-49
Iowa State - Passing: Bret Meyer, 23-41, 280 yds, 1 INT
Jason Scales, 12-67, 1 TD  Receiving: Milan Moses, 5-96
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean Basil? ...
It's official: Iowa State is one of the year's biggest disappointments. With things going well at Kansas State with an early lead, the offense couldn't convert decent drives into points with Bret Meyer failing time and again to get the big play needed to turn the momentum. The pass defense had no prayer against Texas Tech last week, and didn't do anything against the Wildcat running game this week. As ugly as the year has been on both sides of the ball, if the offense can finally find some sort of a consistent spark in the passing game, the Kansas and Colorado games are winnable going into the season-finale against Missouri. However, another performance like this week and dreams of a bowl bid will be gone in a hurry.

Oct. 21
Texas Tech 42 ... Iowa State 26
Graham Harrell threw six touchdown passes including three to Joel Filani, but Texas Tech wasn't able to pull away until late in the third quarter. Filani scored from 30 and seven yards out for a 14-0 lead, and put the game away on a 16-yard catch with 1:28 to play. Iowa State stayed alive early on a five-yard Ben Barkema touchdown catch, a 52-yard Bret Culbertson field goal, and a ten-yard Bret Meyer scoring run, but Harrell proved to be two effective with two scoring passes to Danny Amendolo in the second quarter keeping Tech ahead. Jason Scales scored on a five-yard touchdown run midway through the third to pull within two, but Meyer's two-point conversion attempt failed and the Cyclones wouldn't be close again. Tech put it away on the ensuing drive culminating with a 32-yard Shannon Woods score.
Player of the game ... Texas Tech QB Graham Harrell, completed 31 of 40 passes for 368 yards and six touchdowns
Stat Leaders: Texas Tech - Passing: Graham Harrell, 31-40, 368 yds, 6 TD
Rushing: Shannon Woods, 15-93. Receiving: Joel Filani, 7-89, 3 TD
Iowa State - Passing: Bret Meyer, 14-34, 146 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
Stevie Hicks, 10-56  Receiving: R.J. Sumrall, 4-38
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean Basil? ... The
offensive line came up with another awful game giving Bret Meyer no protection in the loss to Texas Tech and not getting any push for Stevie Hicks and the running game. Somehow, the Cyclones were able to stay in the game early even though everything was going wrong, and Meyer did the best he could under the pressure. The defense didn't get nearly enough of a pass rush to disrupt Graham Harrell, and the porous, depleted secondary got picked clean. With Kansas State, Kansas and Colorado ahead before facing Missouri, winning three of the final four is possible to become bowl eligible, but the lines will have to play far, far better.

Oct. 14
Oklahoma 34 ... Iowa State 9
Oklahoma beat Iowa State with no problem thanks to two Paul Thompson touchdown passes to Malcolm Kelly and two Adrian Peterson touchdown runs, but lost Peterson for the season with a broken collarbone suffered when diving into the end zone following a 53-yard scoring dash late in the fourth. Iowa State was held to 238 yards of total offense getting its only touchdown on a 31-yard Todd Blythe catch in the first quarter. Kelly caught touchdown passes from nine and 15 yards out with the second one coming in the final minute of the first half. Tyrone McKenzie made 15 tackles for the Cyclones.
Player of the game ... Oklahoma RB Adrian Peterson ran 26 times for 183 yards and two touchdowns and caught three passes for 45 yards.
Stat Leaders: Iowa State - Passing: Bret Meyer, 149 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: Stevie Hicks, 13-83. Receiving: Todd Blyhthe, 3-60, 1 TD
Oklahoma - Passing: Paul Thompson, 16-27, 195 yds, 2 TD
Adrian Peterson, 26-183, 2 TD  Receiving: Malcolm Kelly, 4-50, 2 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean Basil? ... Where's the offense? Where's the passing game? Stevie Hicks ran well against Oklahoma, but the passing attack, considering it has Todd Blythe, Austin Flynn and Jon Davis in the receiving corps, and a veteran in Bret Meer throwing, has to be far more explosive and far better. Part of the problem has been a line that isn't pass protecting as well as it should be, but part of the problem is Meyer not making enough big plays. Converting one of 12 third down chances against a team like Oklahoma isn't going to get it done.

Oct. 7
Nebraska 28 ... Iowa State 14
Nebraska outrushed Iowa State 251 yards to 53 with Brandon Jackson rushing for 120 yards and a score and Cody Glenn tearing off 148 yards with scoring runs from three and five yards out. A one-yard Bret Meyer touchdown run tied it at seven, but the Cyclones didn't get back on the board until a 13-yard scoring pass to Todd Blythe with six seconds to play. The Husker passing game got into the act with a 27-yard scoring play to Maurice Purify, while the offense held on to the ball for almost 37 minutes.
Player of the game ... Nebraska RBs Cody Glenn and Brandon Jackson combined for 264 yards and three touchdowns on 41 carries
Stat Leaders: Iowa State - Passing: Bret Meyer, 18-39, 262 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Bret Meyer, 13-26, 1 TD. Receiving: Todd Blythe, 6-96, 1 TD
Nebraska - Passing: Zac Taylor, 17-21, 131 yds, 1 TD
Cody Glenn, 19-148, 2 TD  Receiving: Marlon Lucky, 3-28
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean Basil? ...
The loss to Nebraska can't be a shock in any way considering the problems the Cyclones have been having lately. The run defense got rolled over, while Stevie Hicks and the Cyclone running attack were nowhere to be found. The game was in the hands of Bret Meyer, and while he put up some nice yards though the air, he didn't generate nearly enough meaningful drives. There's a chance for an awful stretch here with a road trip to Oklahoma followed up by a date with Texas Tech. A bowl trip is still possible even with a slide, but a win in the next two weeks would go a long way to salvaging a dying season.

Sept. 30
Iowa State 28 ... Northern Iowa 27
Iowa State battled to come back twice overcoming a 21-7 deficit to tie it early in the second half on a 22-yard touchdown catch from Todd Blythe and a 65-yard punt return by Ryan Baum before winning it with 1:05 to play on a 16-yard touchdown catch from Jon Davis. UNI got a 46-yard interception return for a touchdown from Dre Dokes and an eight-yard James Lindgren touchdown catch, but could only manage two Brian Wingert field goals in the second half to take the 27-21 lead. The defense couldn't stop Bret Meyer, who moved the offense 74 yards in six plays finishing with the Davis score.
Player of the game ... Iowa State QB Bret Meyer completed 24 of 29 passes for 323 yards and two touchdowns with an interception and ran 13 times for 25 yards.
Stat Leaders: Northern Iowa  - Passing: Eric Sanders, 23-29, 158 yds, 1 TD
Rushing: Corey Lewis, 19-84, 1 TD. Receiving: James Lindgren, 7-73, 1 TD
Iowa State - Passing: Bret Meyer, 24-29, 323 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
Stevie Hicks, 7-30 . Receiving: Jon Davis, 7-117, 1 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean Basil? ... Northern Iowa is one of the best teams in D-IAA, but that's no reason for Iowa State to have the problems it did coming up with the win. The defense can't handle the short to midrange passing game, and something has to be figured out in a hurry or Nebraska will dink and dunk like UNI was able to do all game long. While Bret Meyer is fantastic, the offense needs Stevie Hicks to be effective. Seven carries for 30 yards isn't going to get it done in Big 12 play.

Sept. 23
Texas 37 ... Iowa State 14
Texas had few problems with everything but the weather getting out to a 16-0 lead and pulling away in the second quarter on a 15-yard Limas Sweed touchdown catch and a Henry Melton two-yard scoring run. Iowa State made things interesting in the first half on two Bret Meyer touchdown passes, but the defense couldn't handle the Texas offensive balance the rest of the way. Jermichael Finley closed out the scoring for the Longhorns with a ten-yard touchdown catch. The game was delayed for over an hour by bad weather, and neither team did much after.
Player of the game ... Texas WR Limas Sweed caught seven passes for 106 yards and a touchdown
Stat Leaders: Texas - Passing: Colt McCoy, 18-23, 212 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Jamaal Charles, 17-78, 1 TD. Receiving: Limas Sweed, 7-106, 1 TD
Iowa State - Passing: Bret Meyer, 24-43, 274 yds, 2 TD,  INT
Stevie Hicks, 11-62. Receiving: Austin Flynn, 7-90
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean Basil? ... Where was the pass protection against Texas? Granted, the mobility of Bret Meyer led to a few sacks since he was trying to make plays with his feet, but there wasn't any time to make many things happen under all the pressure. The Cyclone defense couldn't come up with a big play in the second half to turn things around, and it had no hope against the consistent offensive balance. Now the team gets a shot to get back on track with a scrimmage against Northern Iowa next week, and then things might get really ugly with battles against Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas Tech. The team has to be much, much sharper on both sides of the ball, and that's what it needs the NIU game for.

Sept. 16
Iowa 27 ... Iowa State 17
Iowa bounced back from a 14-3 deficit with three Drew Tate touchdown passes including a 19-yard play to Tony Moeaki and a two-yard loft to Tom Busch as part of a 17-0 second half run. Iowa State's offense was solid early with Bret Meyer throwing an eight-yard scoring pass to Todd Blythe and running for a nine-yard score, but the Hawkeyes put the clamps down in the second half only allowing a 32-yard Bret Culbertson field goal.
Player of the game ... Iowa QB Drew Tate completed 26 of 38 passes for 274 yards and three touchdowns with an interception
Stat Leaders: Iowa - Passing: Drew Tate, 26-38, 274 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT
Albert Young, 18-57. Receiving: Dominique Douglas, 6-88
Iowa State - Passing: Bret Meyer, 15-31, 152 yds, 1 TD
Stevie Hicks, 15-74, 1 TD Receiving: Todd Blythe, 4-45, 1 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean Basil? ... Iowa State's offense simply couldn't get anything going in the second half against Iowa. There were several chances to turn around the momentum and change the game, but Bret Meyer couldn't do anything in the passing game and didn't use his legs nearly enough. Iowa made the big plays, Iowa State didn't. To have a chance at Texas next week, there has to be more consistency while the defense has to take advantage of every opportunity.

Sept. 9
Iowa State 16 ... UNLV 10
Iowa State hung on after a wild and controversial ending that UNLV still wants answers for. On the final play of the game, UNLV's Aaron Straiten came down with a pass in the back of the end zone, but the officials ruled it was incomplete, it wasn't reviewed, and the game was over. The Rebels went nuts in protest, but to no avail. Stevie Hicks and Ryan Kock each ran for one-yard scores in the second quarter to put the Cyclones up 13-3, and Bret Culbertson came up with the winning points on a 25-yard field goal late in the third quarter. UNLV's Shane Steichen in for an injury Rocky Hinds, threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Wolfe early in the fourth.
Player of the game ... Iowa State RB Stevie Hicks ran 23 times for 109 yards and a touchdown
Stat Leaders: UNLV - Passing: Shane Steichen, 19-27, 180 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Erick Jackson, 11-31. Receiving: Casey Flair, 9-86
Iowa State - Passing: Bret Meyer, 14-21, 203 yds, 1 INT
Stevie Hicks, 19-27, 180 yds, 1 TD. Receiving: Jon Davis, 2-57
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean Basil? ... Iowa State sure likes to play with fire. For the second straight week, it took a misfire from the other team on the final play of the game for the Cyclones to pull off the win, and eventually they're not going to get the breaks. UNLV was able to hang around way too long because the Iowa State offense wasn't effective enough to put the game away in the fourth quarter. It's not going to have that luxury against Iowa next week, and it's certainly not going to be able to get away with anything less than perfection at Texas in two weeks.

Aug. 31
Iowa State 45 ... Toledo 43 3OT
Todd Blythe caught two touchdown passes in overtime and the Iowa State defense held on stopping a Toledo two-point conversion attempt to win a wild opener. The two teams traded touchdowns over each of the overtimes highlighted by Blythe's 25-yard scoring grab in the third. Jalen Parmele ran for a two-yard touchdown to get the Rockets within two, but Chris Hopkins couldn't hang on to the conversion and Iowa State escaped. Hopkins, who made three scoring grabs, caught a 21-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter to help spark a Rocket comeback completed with a Richard Davis three-yard scoring run and a two-point conversion to force overtime. ISU QB Bret Meyer ran for three scores. Toledo's new starting quarterback Clint Cochran threw for 367 yards and three touchdowns.
Player of the game ... Iowa State QB Bret Meyer completed 17 of 24 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns and ran 18 times for 68 yards and three touchdowns.
Stat Leaders: Toledo - Passing: Clint Cochran, 39-49, 370 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Jalen Parmele, 18-64, 1 TD. Receiving: Chris Hopkins, 13-148, 3 TD
Iowa State - Passing: Bret Meyer, 17-24, 238 yds, 2 TD
Stevie Hicks, 23-92, 1 TD. Receiving: Todd Blythe, 5-94, 2 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean Basil? ...
Some Cyclone fans might worry that it took three overtimes to beat a MAC team, but Toledo really is talented and as the season goes on, getting a triple overtime win proves how mentally tough the team can be to make play after play after play even when the other team is hot. Sure, there's a big concern over the pass defense after Rocket QB Clint Cochran threw for 370 yards and was unstoppable late, but this was the first game of the year and there are always going to be kinks to work out. UNLV and new quarterback Rocky Hinds will be sure to push the ISU D next week.

2006 Iowa State Preview

Iowa State Preview | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart | Further Analysis

Can't ... get ... over ... the hump.

There's not a fantastic history of success at Iowa State until recent seasons, so it's hard to get too upset about falling just short of really, really big things year after year. However, even the most patient of Cyclone fans have to be getting a little grouchy after the way the last two years ended with chances to play for the Big 12 title going bye-bye in stunning losses in the final regular season games.

Sure, there have been five seven-plus win seasons in the last six and five bowl appearances since 2000, but has the program actually gotten a win of note against anyone other than Iowa?

Beating a dying Colorado late last year was nice, but you have to go back to 1993's win over Kansas State to find a
truly impressive Big 12 victory. The Cyclones have firmly established themselves as a solid, above-average program, and now it's time to come up with a few big wins to finally get to the championship game and turn the corner in the McCarney era. They'll get plenty of chances this season playing nine teams that went to bowls. More on that in a moment.

There's no reason to not be considered one of the favorites for the North title with ten starters returning to an offense that became one-dimensional last season thanks to injuries in the backfield. On the plus side, the lack of a ground game might have been a good thing for the development of QB Bret Meyer since he had to carry more of the offensive load and grow into more of a leader. He has the talent around him to be even better and even more productive against the better defenses.

The defense loses a ton of top starters off the secondary and the defensive line, but the run defense should once again be among the league's best led by Brent Curvey at tackle and DeAndre Jackson at corner. If you can stop the run, you can be a player in the Big 12 race. Iowa State can stop the run.

This should be a fun team that makes several big plays on both sides of the ball and has the makeup to annoy the heck out of top ten-caliber teams like Iowa, Texas and Oklahoma. But can it avoid the slip like last year's 23-13 home loss to Baylor? And most importantly, can there be a win over Missouri in the season finale if it turns out to be the game for the Big 12 North title? 

At the very least, Iowa State has been in the race over the last few seasons after the 2-10 disaster of 2003. One of these days, all the breaks will go the right way and McCarney's team will be on the big stage. This season's crew just might be good enough to make its own breaks and get the job done, but it'll have to deal with ...

The Schedule: It's better than it might appear considering all of the bowl teams from last year on the slate. There are some rough road games at Iowa, Oklahoma and Texas, but there's a wonderful Northern Iowa oasis between the trip to Austin and the North showdown against Nebraska. There aren't two road games in a row after the Texas game in mid-September with five of the final eight games at home.

Best Offensive Player: Junior WR Todd Blythe. He's not the most consistent receiver around, but the 6-5 speedster is one of the Big 12's most dangerous weapons with 90 catches for 1,833 yards and 18 touchdowns over his first two seasons. Forget about stopping him in the red zone unless you have a tall defensive back who can jump out of the stadium.

Best Defensive Player: Senior CB DeAndre Jackson. He deserves preseason All-America honors and should be one of the league's best all-around defenders. He hits like a safety and is a huge playmaker, but his real asset will be his experience and leadership as the only returning starter to a shaky secondary.

Key player to a successful season: Senior OT Scott Fisher. Aaron Brant is getting better on the right side, so it'll be up to the massive Fisher on the left side to grow into a better pass blocker. The Cyclones gave up 39 sacks last year and struggled a little too much in the running game. The emergence of Fisher will go a long way to emergence of the attack.

The season will be a success if ... the Cyclones win the Big 12 North. After the last few seasons and with ten returning starters on offense, anything less than a 13th game and then a bowl appearance will be a tremendous disappointment.

Key game: November 7th vs. Nebraska. Iowa State might be good, but it'll take a major upset to beat Texas in Austin and Oklahoma in Norman. A loss to Nebraska will likely mean an 0-3 Big 12 start with a battle with Texas Tech ahead. Considering the Cyclone secondary will be a concern early on, everything else had better be working or Zac Taylor and the Huskers will put up huge numbers.

2005 Fun Stats: 
- Penalties: Opponents 94 for 787 yards - Iowa State 64 for 567 yards
- Sacks: Opponents 39 for 243 yards - Iowa State 27 for 182 yards
- Average yards per carry: Opponents 3.0 - Iowa State 2.7

Last Time Iowa State…
…played in a bowl game…2005 (Houston Bowl vs. TCU)
…missed a bowl game…2003
…pitched a shutout…2004 (Northern Iowa)
…was shutout…2003 (Kansas State)
…scored 50 points…2002 (Tennessee Tech)
…went undefeated…never
…won a conference title…1912 (share, Missouri Valley)
…had a 3,000-yard passer…2002 (Seneca Wallace)
…had a 1,000-yard rusher…2004 (Stevie Hicks)
…had a 1,000-yard receiver…2005 (Todd Blythe)
…had a first-round draft choice…1973 (RB George Amundson)