What’s being said nationally after offensive line class leaves NFL combine as fastest since 2003
INDIANAPOLIS -- Who’s ready to talk about some 40-yard dash times from this year’s offensive line class? The offensive linemen got the on-field action at the NFL combine started Friday afternoon, and they were fast. NFL research reports there were 12 offensive linemen to run the 40-yard dash in less than 5 seconds. Boston College guard Zion Johnson was good too, hitting 32 bench-press reps. That was the most among all offensive linemen (and all players). Overheard at the NFL combine: Guns, that first paycheck and a ‘30 for 30′ on you?mlive.com
No. 12 Iowa State beats No. 25 Oregon 34-17 in Fiesta Bowl
12 Iowa State grinded out a 34-17 victory over No. Iowa State had a time of possession advantage of more than 25 minutes. Iowa State won three games its first season under Matt Campbell before playing in three straight bowl games. Iowa State took a methodical offensive approach in the Fiesta Bowl, scoring its first two touchdowns on drives of 14 and 15 plays. Iowa State will have to replace several key players on defense, but Rose is just a junior.
No. 12 Iowa State to face No. 25 Oregon in Fiesta Bowl
25 Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl. All extracurricular activities tied to the Fiesta Bowl were shelved, the sightseeing tours among them. “Our players, to have the opportunity to do the things that would typically be involved in the Fiesta Bowl would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," Iowa State offensive coordinator Tom Manning said. You would like to have the full experience of the Fiesta Bowl, but it’s the way that it’s gone this year.”The Fiesta Bowl is the culmination of what coach Matt Campbell has built during five seasons in Ames. We’ve had some great games in the past.”HALL'S IMPACT: Oregon's top priority defensive will be trying to slow Hall.
Tide's DeVonta Smith the 1st WR to win AP Player of the Year
DeVonta Smith is The Associated Press college football player of the year, becoming the first wide receiver to win the award since it was established in 1998, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. Jones received nine first-place votes and 67 points as he and Smith became the first teammates to finish 1-2 in the voting for AP player of the year. Smith is also the first Alabama player to win the award. Derrick Henry won the 2015 Heisman for the Tide, but Stanford's Christian McCaffrey was AP player of the year. ___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at https://westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/ap-top-25-college-football-podcast/___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Alabama's Jones, Smith, Harris lead 6 Tide AP All-Americans
Lawrence, the likely first pick in the next NFL draft, made AP All-America for the first time in his career. ___The 2020 AP All-America team:FIRST TEAMOffenseQuarterback — Mac Jones, junior, Alabama. Running backs — Najee Harris, senior, Alabama; Breece Hall, sophomore, Iowa State. Guards — Ben Cleveland, senior, Georgia; Tommy Kraemer, senior, Notre Dame. Safeties — Kyle Hamilton, sophomore, Notre Dame; Tykee Smith, sophomore, West Virginia.
Heisman finalists: Tide teammates plus Lawrence and Trask
(AP Photo/Brian Blanco, File)Alabama teammates Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith along with Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and Florida’s Kyle Trask have been named finalists for the Heisman Trophy. Jones and Smith are the eighth set of teammates to be finalists together since the tradition started in 1982. Smith is trying to become the first wide receiver to win the Heisman since Michigan's Desmond Howard in 1991. Jones or Smith would become Alabama's third Heisman winner, but first that is not a running back. Iowa State running back Breece Hall was sixth, followed by Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, BYU quarterback Zach Wilson, Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book and Florida tight end Kyle Pitts.
AP All-Big 12: Iowa State players and coach win top awards
Campbell, in his fifth season at Iowa State, got all 20 votes as coach of the year. Iowa State had four first-team selections for the AP All-Big 12 team, matching Oklahoma and Texas Tech for the most in league. RB — u-Breece Hall, Iowa State, 6-1, 215, So., Wichita, Kansas. G — Derek Schweiger, Iowa State, 6-3, 311, Jr., Plymouth, Wisconsin. WR — Xavier Hutchinson, Iowa State, 6-3, 207, Jr., Jacksonville, Florida.
No. 12 Sooners win 6th B12 title in row, 27-21 over Iowa St
12 Sooners won their sixth consecutive Big 12 championship. The Sooners got a bit of revenge Saturday when winning another Big 12 title game, with Spencer Rattler throwing a 45-yard touchdown to fellow freshman Marvin Mims and running for another score in a 27-21 victory over the No. Oklahoma still has its 14th Big 12 title overall in the league's 25-season history, and the 50th conference championship in school history. Iowa State played in a conference championship game for the first time in school history, though fifth-year coach Matt Campbell was incensed at times. Clemson also won its sixth conference championship in a row, with a 34-10 win over Notre Dame in the ACC title game later Saturday..
Week 14: Ohio State returns and BYU-Coastal square off
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass against Indiana during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. 3 Ohio State is playing as much as who will be play playing for the Buckeyes this weekend. Ohio State seems to be on track to play at Michigan State on Saturday after a spike in COVID-19 cases in the program forced a cancellation of last week's road trip to Illinois. If Ohio State has one more game canceled it would be unable to meet the Big Ten's minimum game played to be eligible for the conference title game. UNDER THE RADARNebraska at PurdueNeither team is in the Big West race, but the interesting thing is the Boilermakers (2-3) have won two straight against the Cornhuskers (1-4).
Sanders, Hubbard lead No. 6 Oklahoma St. past Iowa St. 24-21
17 Iowa State 24-21 on Saturday. Chuba Hubbard ran for 139 yards and a touchdown for Oklahoma State (4-0, 3-0 Big 12). With Oklahoma State leading 14-7 late in the second quarter, Iowa State drove deep into Oklahoma State territory but had to settle for a field goal attempt. Oklahoma State recovered Iowa State's onside kick, and the Cowboys ran out the clock. Oklahoma State: The Cowboys learned that they can lean on their defense against a quality Big 12 opponent.
AP Top 25: Oklahoma, UCF out; BYU up; Iowa State back in
Iowa State running back Breece Hall (28) scores on an 8-yard touchdown run ahead of Oklahoma defensive back Pat Fields (10) during the second half an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State won 37-30. 24 Iowa State jumped back into the Top 25 after a day of upsets. The Sooners were involved in one of those upsets, losing at Iowa State for the first time since 1960. It has been quite an early season for the Ragin' Cajuns, who last month made their first appearance in the AP Top 25 since 1943 by winning at Iowa State.
Iowa State hands No. 18 Oklahoma second straight loss, 37-30
Iowa State won 37-30. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)AMES, Iowa – It was another milestone win for Matt Campbell's rising program at Iowa State. 18 Oklahoma's final drive, giving Iowa State a 37-30 victory Saturday night. “We've got 16 seniors who came here on a dream that we someday could turn Iowa State football around. Iowa State: Purdy completed 12 of 24 passes and the defense came up big when it had to.
Iowa State football vs. Oklahoma State: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Wide receiver La'Michael Pettway #7 of the Iowa State Cyclones celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the first half of play against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Jack Trice Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Ames, Iowa. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)AMES, Iowa - Iowa State aims for its fourth straight win while trying to avoid looking too far ahead when it hosts Oklahoma State for a Big 12 clash Saturday afternoon. ABOUT IOWA STATE (5-2, 3-1)Sophomore Brock Purdy tops Big 12 passers with 2,185 yards - 378 in last week's 34-24 win at Texas Tech. Iowa State snapped a six-game losing streak in the series with a 48-42 win at Oklahoma State last year. PREDICTION: Iowa State 39, Oklahoma State 28More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Iowa State football vs. Northern Iowa: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Quarterback Kyle Kempt #17 of the Iowa State Cyclones drops back to throw during the second half under pressure from defensive end Anthony Nelson #98 of the Iowa Hawkeyes on September 8, 2018 at Kinnick Stadium, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo byAMES, Iowa - Fourth-year coach Matt Campbell has guided Iowa State to places it has not been in 40 years. 24 Cyclones, ranked in the preseason AP poll (21st) for the first time since 1978, kick off the 2019 season with a home contest against FCS foe Northern Iowa on Saturday. Northern Iowa, picked fifth in the Missouri Valley coaches and media poll, beat the Cyclones 25-20 in the 2016 opener - one of two wins in five matchups between the teams since 2011. PREDICTION: Iowa State 38, Northern Iowa 13More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.