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2008 Iowa State Cyclones Season
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Posted Jan 18, 2009


2008 Iowa State Cyclones Season, Game Recaps, Scores and Reviews

2008 Iowa State Cyclones

Nov. 22
Kansas State 38 … Iowa State 30
Josh Freeman threw four touchdown passes with three of them coming in the second quarter, but Kansas State wasn’t able to pull away for good until a five-yard Deon Murphy touchdown catch late in the third quarter. Iowa State got a huge day from QB Austen Arnaud, who threw three touchdown passes including two to R.J. Sumrall from 19 and five yards out, but he also threw two interceptions as the Cyclones lost three turnovers. Iowa State outgained KSU 626 yards to 451.
Player of the game: Kansas State QB Josh Freeman completed 17-of-30 passes for 279 yards and four touchdowns, and he ran 11 times for 62 yards
Stat Leaders: Iowa State - Passing: Austen Arnaud, 31-45, 440 yds, 3 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: Alexander Robinson, 15-73. Receiving: R.J. Sumrall, 7-118, 2 TD
Kansas State - Passing: Josh Freeman, 17-30, 279 yds, 4 TD
Rushing: Lamark Brown, 17-74, 1 TD. Receiving: Brandon Banks, 7-116, 1 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... After two years of the Gene Chizik era, Iowa State is firmly entrenched as the Big 12’s worst program. On a 10-game losing streak to close out the season, and with no defense whatsoever to rely on, year three will become very, very interesting if the Cyclones get off to a cold start. The offense moved the ball on Kansas State, with Austen Arnaud once again trying to carry the whole load, but the running game continues to be a problem and points have been too hard to come by for all the yards. In the off-season, getting Arnaud more help will be job one.

- 2008 Iowa St Preview
- 2007 Iowa St Season

2008 Schedule
CFN Prediction:
6-6
2008 Record:
2-10

Aug. 30 S Dakota St W 44-17
Sept. 6 Kent State W 48-28
Sept. 13 at Iowa  L 17-5
Sept. 20 at UNLV L 34-31 OT
Sept. 27 OPEN DATE
Oct. 4 Kansas L 35-33
Oct. 11 at Baylor L 38-10
Oct. 18 Nebraska L 35-7
Oct. 25 Texas A&M L 49-35
Nov. 1 at Oklahoma St L 59-17
Nov. 8 at Colorado L 28-24
Nov. 15 Missouri L 52-20
Nov. 22 at Kansas State L 38-30
Nov. 29 OPEN DATE

2007 Schedule
CFN Prediction:
4-8
2007 Record: 3-9

Aug. 30 Kent State L 23-14
Sept. 8 No. Iowa L 24-13
Sept. 15 Iowa W 15-13
Sept. 22
at Toledo L 36-35
Sept. 29 at Nebraska L 35-17
Oct. 6 at Texas Tech L 42-17
Oct. 13 Texas L 56-3
Oct. 20 Oklahoma L 17-7
Oct. 27 at Missouri L 42-28
Nov. 3
Kansas State W 31-20
Nov. 10 Colorado W 31-28
Nov. 17 at Kansas L 45-7

Nov. 15
Missouri 52 … Iowa State 20
Missouri earned a spot in the Big 12 title game with a 24-point second quarter blowing open the win over Iowa State. The Tigers held a 31-7 halftime lead as Williams Moore returned an interception 17 yards for a score and Derrick Washington ran for a two-yard score and took off on a 52-yard dash late in the half. Jeremy Maclin took a Chase Daniel pass 42 yards for a third quarter touchdown to keep the Tigers comfortable ahead, but Iowa State kept fighting as Austen Arnaud threw two touchdown passes including a 25 yarder to Collin Franklin to pull within 18 early in the fourth. But the Tigers wouldn’t have a problem as Jimmy Jackson scored on two short runs to make it a blowout.
Player of the game: Missouri QB Chase Daniel completed 32-of-40 passes for 328 yards and two touchdowns with an interception
Stat Leaders: Iowa State - Passing: Austin Arnaud, 36-54, 326 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: Alexander Robinson, 11-59. Receiving: Darius Darks, 8-59
Missouri - Passing: Chase Daniel, 32-40, 328 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Derrick Washington, 11-128, 2 TD. Receiving: Jeremy Maclin, 8-103, 1 TD

Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... At least the coaching staff knows Austen Arnaud can throw. While it was mostly in comeback mode against Missouri, Arnaud kept the pressure on by bombing away 54 times in the loss. He struggled to generate points and didn’t get much of anything deep, but the sophomore at least looked like he has the potential to build around for next year. Now he needs some defensive help and better run blocking for a decent stable of backs. In the season finale against Kansas State next week, it’ll be interesting to see if the coaching staff wants to see him continue to throw, just to see how he handles carrying the workload some more after doing it for most of the year.

Nov. 8
Colorado 28 … Iowa State 24
Colorado hung on as Iowa State got down to the Buff one with time running out, but D.J. Dykes stopped Alexander Robinson on a final run to seal the win. After filling in for an ineffective Tyler Hansen, Cody Hawkins threw four touchdown passes including two in the final 7:05, including a five-yarder to Cody Crawford with 1:30 to play, to pull the Buffs into the lead for good. Iowa State took a 24-13 lead midway through the fourth quarter on Alexander Robinson’s second touchdown run of the game, and then Hawkins took over. Ryan Walters made 16 tackles for Colorado.
Player of the game: Colorado QB Cody Hawkins completed 20-of-29 passes for 226 yards and four touchdowns.
Stat Leaders: Iowa State - Passing: Austen Arnaud, 16-28, 215 yds
Rushing: Alexander Robinson, 23-101, 2 TD. Receiving: Darius Darks, 8-69
Colorado - Passing: Cody Hawkins, 20-29, 226 yds, 4 TD
Rushing: Darrell Scott, 19-87. Receiving: Cody Crawford, 8-79, 1 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... Now we’ll get to see what kind of mental toughness Iowa State has. On a seven-game losing streak following the heartbreaking last second loss to Colorado, the bowl dream is long gone with Missouri and a trip to Kansas State to close things out. There are positive signs to take away from the loss. Austen Arnaud had a nice day and Alexander Robinson ran extremely well. However, the offense couldn’t close out the game. It was as tough a loss as they come, but an upset over Missouri would erase this week in a hurry.

Nov. 1
Oklahoma State 59 … Iowa State 17
Oklahoma State cranked out 682 yards of total offense with Dez Bryant catching touchdown passes from one, 11, 26, and 80 yards out and Jeremy Broadway taking a Zac Robinson pass 95 yards for a score. The Cowboys got up 28-7 in the first half and were never threatened, but Iowa State got a huge day from kickoff returner Leonard Johnson, who set the NCAA record with 319 yards on nine returns. However, the Cyclones had a hard time taking advantage with penalties and turnovers stalling drive after drive. OSU got 263 rushing yards highlighted by a 36-yard scoring dash from Kendall Hunter on the first drive of the second half.
Player of the game: Oklahoma State WR Dez Bryant caught nine passes for 171 yards and four scores
Stat Leaders: Iowa State - Passing: Austen Arnaud, 20-35, 240 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: Alexander Robinson, 15-68, 1 TD. Receiving: Darius Darks, 7-113
Oklahoma State - Passing: Zac Robinson, 18-27, 395 yds, 4 TD
Rushing: Kendall Hunter, 13-104, 1 TD. Receiving: Dez Bryant, 9-171 yds, 4 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... The offense continues to have problems finding anything that works. The defense is going to be a work in progress, especially against the high-octane attacks like Oklahoma State’s, so the best thing the team can do is get the offense rolling. That didn’t happen as the running game sputtered too much early on, and the team didn’t take advantage of all the opportunities Leonard Johnson was providing on kickoff returns. Fortunately, Colorado, the one team in the Big 12 that doesn’t have any semblance of an offense, outside of Iowa State, is up next before dealing with Missouri.

Oct. 25
Texas A&M 49 … Iowa State 35
Jerrod Johnson threw four touchdown passes and ran for a five-yard score to keep A&M one step ahead of Iowa State in the shootout. The two teams combined for 1,083 yards of total offense with Iowa State moving the ball at will, it didn’t punt, but two turnovers proved costly and there was no answer for Johnson. Jamie McCoy caught a 37-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, and he caught a 12-yard scoring pass eight minutes later to give the Aggies the lead for good. Austin Arnaud ran for a fourth-quarter touchdown from nine yards out and threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Collin Franklin, but it wasn’t nearly enough. The two teams converted 22-of-30 third down chances.
Player of the game: Texas A&M QB Jerrod Johnson completed 31-of-39 passes for 381 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 16 yards and a score
Stat Leaders: Iowa State - Passing: Austen Arnaud, 26-41, 371 yds, 1 TD
Rushing: Alexander Robinson, 16-85, 1 TD. Receiving: R.J. Sumrall, 9-143
Texas A&M - Passing: Jerrod Johnson, 31-39, 381 yds, 4 TD
Rushing: Cyrus Gray, 14-69, 1 TD. Receiving: Jeff Fuller, 8-95, 1 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... The offense was fantastic against Texas A&M, but the defense wasn’t even close. There was no pass rush, little from the defensive back seven, and no stops. The offense showed up with Austen Arnaud spreading the ball around to 11 different receivers while running well, and Alexander Robinson established himself as the team’s lead back once again. The offense will have to keep things rolling in an almost certain shootout against Oklahoma State next week.

Oct. 18
Nebraska 35 … Iowa State 7
Nebraska dominated on both sides of the ball as Marlon Lucky ran for two second quarter touchdowns and Joe Ganz hit Nate Swift for a 19-yard touchdown pass and ran for a score. Iowa State only managed 218 yards of total offense with 67 of them coming on a third quarter touchdown run from Alexander Robinson, Quentin Castille closed it out with a 19-yard touchdown run for the Huskers.
Player of the game: Nebraska QB Joe Ganz completed 27-of-37 passes for 328 yards and a touchdown and he ran for a score
Stat Leaders: Iowa State - Passing: Austen Arnaud, 16-29, 113 yds
Rushing: Alexander Robinson, 11-87, 1 TD. Receiving: R.J. Sumrall, 6-44
Nebraska - Passing: Joe Ganz, 27-37, 328 yds, 1 TD
Rushing: Marlon Lucky, 15-74, 2 TD. Receiving: Nate Swift, 8-112, 1 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... Iowa State couldn’t get the offense going for a second game in a row. It’s not like Nebraska was doing anything out of the ordinary, but the Cyclones couldn’t keep the chains moving, converting just 2-of-13 third down chances, with Austin Arnaud failing to get the passing game going. Now on a five-game losing streak, the Cyclones have to beat Texas A&M at home next week or it’ll take a monumental upset to win another game.

Oct. 11
Baylor 38 … Iowa State 10
Baylor QB Robert Griffin set a team record by completing .875% of his passes with one going to Kendall Wright for a 34-yard first quarter touchdown and a 51-yarder to Wright in the fourth on the way to a 38-3 lead. Griffin and Jay Finley each ran for scores, and Mikail Baker took the opening kickoff of the second half 93 yards for a score. Iowa State wasn’t able to get into the end zone until late in the fourth on a nine-yard Sedrick Johnson catch.
Player of the game: Baylor QB Robert Griffin completed 21-of-24 passes for 278 yards and two touchdowns, and he ran for a score
Stat Leaders: Iowa State - Passing: Austen Arnaud, 21-41, 176 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: J.J. Bass, 6-36. Receiving: Darius Darks, 5-18
Baylor - Passing: Robert Griffin, 21-24, 278 yds, 2 TD
Rushing: Jeremy Sanders, 10-33. Receiving: Kendall Wright, 7-132, 2 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... Did the drama over the loss of backup quarterback Phillip Bates matter to the team’s psyche going into the Baylor game? Probably not all that much, but it was still the team’s worst overall performance of the year. The defense didn’t do nearly enough to throw BU QB Robert Griffin off his game, there wasn’t any running game, and Austen Arnaud didn’t keep the attack moving. The 10 penalties didn’t help. Now on a four-game losing streak, the Cyclones have to take advantage of winnable home games against Nebraska and Texas A&M coming up.

Oct. 4
Kansas 35 … Iowa State 33
In a tale of two halves, Iowa State got out to a 20-0 lead on a 16-yard Alexander Robinson run, an eight-yard catch from Marquis Hamilton, and two Grant Mahoney field goals. And then Kansas came out of the locker room roaring as Jake Sharp scored on a 67-yard pass play and a two-yard run, and Kerry Meier scored on catches from 23 and 21 yards out as part of a 35-7 run to go up 35-26. Iowa State got a two-yard Hamilton touchdown catch with 1:15 to play, and recovered the onside kick, but Austen Arnaud missed on all four of his passes.  
Player of the game: Kansas RB Jake Sharp ran 19 times for 79 yards and a touchdown, and caught three passes for 107 yards and a score.
Stat Leaders: Iowa State - Passing: Austen Arnaud, 27-45, 268 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing:
Alexander Robinson, 10-51, 1 TD. Receiving: R.J. Sumrall, 10-106, 1 TD
Kansas
- Passing: Todd Reesing, 18-26, 319 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing:
Jake Sharp, 19-79, 1 TD. Receiving: Kerry Meier, 7-125, 2 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... Iowa State needed to get the chains moving in the second half to slow down the Kansas momentum, and couldn’t. Austen Arnaud had a great game both rushing and passing, and he tried to get things moving in the second half, but the defense didn’t help the cause giving up too many big plays, while the line didn’t get nearly enough pressure on Todd Reesing. Now the team has to show how mentally tough it can be. After collapsing at home in a game that could’ve changed around the program, the team has to come through with a tough outing against a Baylor team good enough to pull off the win at home.

Sept. 20
UNLV 34 … Iowa State 31 OT
In a wild finish, Iowa State forced overtime with a 28-yard touchdown catch from R.J. Sumrall with just three seconds to play. Grant Mahoney gave the Cyclones the lead with a 37-yard field goal in overtime, and UNLV needed just one play to answer getting a 25-yard Phillip Payne touchdown catch for the win. The Rebels got up 21-0 in the first half on a 20-yard Omar Clayton touchdown run and scoring passes from 48 yards out to Frank Summers and three yards out to Casey Flair. But Iowa State came back with Austen Arnaud throwing two second half touchdown passes and running for two scores, but UNLV stalled the run with a 12-yard Summers scoring run at the end of the third quarter. Iowa State converted a mere 2-of-14 third down chances. UNLV converted 6-of-12.
Player of the game: UNLV QB Omar Clayton completed 15-of-21 passes for 235 yards and three touchdowns, and he ran seven times for 24 yards and a score
Stat Leaders: UNLV
- Passing: Omar Clayton, 15-21, 235 yds, 3 TD
Rushing: Frank Summers, 27-109, 1 TD. Receiving: Casey Flair, 7-92, 1 TD
Iowa State
- Passing: Austen Arnaud, 13-23, 155 yds, 2 TD
Rushing: Austen Arnaud, 10-51, 2 TD. Receiving: R.J. Sumrall, 4-99, 2 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... Iowa State lost its 13th straight road game when the comeback attempt against UNLV fell short in overtime. Patrick Bates is still a dangerous weapon, but the offense should stop the quarterback rotation and stick with Austen Arnaud, who showed he could run as well as throw. He might not be as dynamic as Bates, but he’s better. Now a running back has to take over the workload. There are too many talented options to not get more out of the backs.

Sept. 13
Iowa 17 …Iowa State 5
Shonn Greene ran for a five-yard score and Andy Brodell took a punt 81 yards for a touchdown to give Iowa 14 fourth quarter points in the defensive slugfest. Iowa State only managed a 43-yard field goal and got two points when Iowa took a safety on a punt with 26 seconds to play. The Cyclones outgained Iowa 325 yards to 244, but turned it over three times.
Player of the game:
Iowa S Tyler Sash had 12 tackles, a sack, and an interception.
Stat Leaders: Iowa State
- Passing: Austen Arnaud, 21-34, 224 yds, 2 INTs
Rushing: Alexander Robinson, 19-61. Receiving: Marquis Hamilton, 7-49
Iowa
- Passing: Ricky Stanzi, 5-14, 95 yds, 2 INTs
Rushing: Shonn Greene, 20-120, 1 TD. Receiving: Allen Reisner, 3-65

Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... Iowa State had its chances against Iowa, but penalties in key moments, three interceptions and special teams proved to be the undoing. Phillip Bates was held in check running the ball, Iowa appeared ready for him, while Austen Arnaud threw well outside of his two interceptions. This might not have been the big breakout game the Cyclones were hoping for, but the defense kept a relatively hot offense in check.

Sept. 6
Iowa State 48 … Kent State 28
Iowa State turned a blocked punt and two forced fumbles into scores, but it took a while to put Kent State away. Austin Arnaud threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to R.J. Sumrall and ran for a five-yard score, No. 2 QB Phillip Bates threw a 24-yard scoring pass to Sumrall, and Jason Scales ran for two scores including a four-yard in the final minute to finally put the game well out of reach. The Golden Flashes got a big game from Eugene Jarvis, who ran for 139 yards and scores on a 23-yard run and a 29-yard catch, while Julian Edelman finished with three touchdown passes. But four turnovers proved to be too costly.
Player of the game:
 Iowa State QB Austin Arnaud completed 12-of-15 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown and ran eight times for 25 yards and a score
Stat Leaders: Iowa State - Passing: Austen Arnaud, 12-15, 166 yds, 1 TD
Rushing: Phillips Bates, 8-83 Receiving: R.J. Sumrall, 4-104, 2 TD
Kent State - Passing: Julian Edelman, 10-22, 171 yds, 3 TD
Rushing: Eugene Jarvis, 24-139, 1 TD. Receiving: Eugene Jarvis, 4-60, 1 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... It wasn’t always pretty, and there’s a lot work needing to be done, but Iowa State cranked out 48 points against Kent State as the offense took advantage of its opportunities. The quarterback rotation of Austen Arnaud and Phillip Bates worked for the second game in a row as the two combined to complete 15-of-21 passes for 214 yards and two touchdowns. Bates ran well and was the most dangerous ground option, but Arnaud showed he could run, too. Both will keep playing, and both need to be game-planned for.

Aug. 28
Iowa State 44 ... South Dakota State 17
The Cyclone defense forced six turnovers with five interceptions to keep South Dakota State at bay all game long. ISU took a 20-0 first half lead helped by a one-yard Austen Arnaud touchdown run and a 14-yard Sedrick Johnson scoring grab. Everything kept on rolling in the second half with an 18-yard Darius Darks scoring grab and a 37-yard interception return for a touchdown from Derek Schmidgall. SDSU got two touchdowns in less than 90 seconds in the fourth quarter on a three-yard Kyle Minett run and a 76-yard JaRon Harris dash to answer an Iowa State 68-yard touchdown run from Jason Harris.
Player of the game: Iowa State LB Michael Bibbs made a team-leading nine tackles with an interception
Stat Leaders: South Dakota State - Passing: Ryan Berry, 34-37, 170 yds, 5 INT
Rushing: Kyle Minett, 22-111, 1 TD. Receiving: JaRon Harris, 7-64
Iowa State - Passing: Austen Arnaud, 8-11, 98 yds, 1 TD
Rushing: Jason Harris, 8-78, 1 TD. Receiving: R.J. Sumrall, 4-35
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... The win over South Dakota State was far better for the Cyclones than even the 44-17 final score shows. The defense was aggressive and ball-hawking, but most importantly, the quarterback rotation of Austen Arnaud and Phillip Bates worked. The two combined to complete 13 of 19 passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions, and Bates used his great speed to tear off 55 yards on nine carries. 

2008 Recruiting Class

Star of the Class

Jerome Tiller QB  6-3 185  San Antonio, Texas (Robert E. Lee)
As a junior Tiller passed for over 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns while rushing for over 450 yards and 12 touchdowns; He bench presses 275 pounds, squats 410 and power cleans 240. He is most effective on the run, where he puts so much pressure on the defense with the capability of beating you with his arm or legs. Tiller is at his best throwing on the run. He shows poise and accuracy and can throw effectively rolling to his right or left. Tiller has a good arm and can throw with tough, especially on the deeper routes. He does a nice job with play fakes and shows good ball handling skills.


Potential Instant Impact Players

Jason Carlson WR  6-0 195 New Hope, Minn. (North Dakota State College of Science)
Versatile athlete that can play either wide receiver or cornerback. Ran a 4.26 forty in the spring.

Sedrick Johnson  WR 6-4  180 Troup, Texas (Arp)
As a junior Johnson caught 38 passes for just over 1,030 yards and 13 touchdowns.


Rest of the Class

Darius (Cannedy) Darks WR 6-0 180 Austin, Texas (Connally)
Ter'ran Benton DB 6-0 180 Arlington, Texas (Summit)
Carter Bykowski TE 6-7 245 Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie)
Ernest Ferguson LB 6-1 222 Royal Palm Beach, Fla. (Royal Palm Beach)
Zach Guyer K 6-3 180 Johnston, Iowa (Johnston)
Kevin Hamlin LB 6-3 215 Jupiter, Fla. (Dwyer)
Kurt Hammerschmidt TE 6-5 236 Chesterfi eld, Mo. (DeSmet)
Nathaniel "Chase" Harper ATH 6-5 230 Austin, Texas (Connally)
Scott "Adrin" Haughton OL 6-4 310 Sanford, Fla. (Seminole)
Leonard Johnson DB 5-11 180 Clearwater, Fla. (Largo)
Cleyon Laing DE 6-3 250 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Holy Trinity)
Dustin Land DB 5-11 200 Milton, Fla. (Milton)
Judah Linder DB 6-0 170 Miami, Fla. (Edison)
Roosevelt Maggitt DL 6-2 215 Riviera, Fla. (Dwyer)
Grant Mahoney K 6-1 180 Marion, Iowa (Linn-Mar)
Jake McDonough DE 6-5 250 Urbandale, Iowa (Valley)
Lonzie Range WR 6-3 190 Carrollton, Texas (Creekview)
Stephen Ruempolhamer DT 6-3 285 Tulsa, Okla. (Union)
Jeremiah Schwartz RB 5-11 230 Orlando, Fla. (Edgewater)
Ethan Tuftee OL 6-3 285 Davenport, Iowa (Assumption)
Johnny "Bo" Williams RB 6-1 220 Oakland Park, Fla. (Florida/Northeast)

2007 Recap

Recap:
The Cyclones may not have been very good in Gene Chizik’s debut in Ames, but at least they never quit on their rookie head coach.  Even at 1-8 with no hopes for the postseason, Iowa State played its best ball in November, upsetting Kansas State and Colorado in successive weeks.  It was obvious throughout the year, especially in the secondary, that Iowa State was competing with less talent than the rest of the Big 12, something Chizik and his staff have been addressing on the recruiting trail since the end of the regular season.

Offensive Player of the Year:
WR Todd Blythe

Defensive Player of the Year: LB Alvin Bowen

Biggest Surprise: After dropping the first two games to Kent State and Northern Iowa, who could have imagined this Cyclone team upending 2-0 Iowa.  Well, it happened on Sept. 15 thanks to Bret Culbertson’s five field goals, the last of which won the game for Iowa State with one tick left on the clock.  

Biggest Disappointment: With a little over five minutes left in the Sept. 22 trip to Toledo, Iowa State was up 35-24, and well on its way to reaching 2-2 after a horrible start.  The Cyclones, however, were unable to close the deal, allowing Jalen Parmele to return a kick for a touchdown and Greg Hay to recover a botched punt in the end zone for the game-winning score.  It was losses, such as the one to the Rockets, which set the tone for ISU’s 3-9 campaign.

Looking Ahead: Now that Chizik has learned more about the job, and the players have a better understanding of the coach, Iowa State fans will expect more than three wins in 2008.  Three key contributors to that improvement are expected to be QB Austen Arnaud, RB Alexander Robinson, and WR Marquis Hamilton, a trio of underclassmen.
 

 

 


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