2020 Iowa State Cyclones football team

American college football season

2020 Iowa State Cyclones football
Fiesta Bowl champion
Big 12 Championship Game,
L 21–27 vs. Oklahoma
Fiesta Bowl, W 34–17 vs. Oregon
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 9
Record9–3 (8–1 Big 12)
Head coach
  • Matt Campbell (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorTom Manning (4th season)
Offensive schemePro spread
Defensive coordinatorJon Heacock (5th season)
Base defense3-high safety[1]
Home stadiumJack Trice Stadium
Seasons
← 2019
2021 →
2020 Big 12 Conference football standings
  • v
  • t
  • e
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 9 Iowa State y   8 1     9 3  
No. 6 Oklahoma y$   6 2     9 2  
No. 20 Oklahoma State   6 3     8 3  
No. 19 Texas   5 3     7 3  
TCU   5 4     6 4  
West Virginia   4 4     6 4  
Kansas State   4 5     4 6  
Texas Tech   3 6     4 6  
Baylor   2 7     2 7  
Kansas   0 8     0 9  
Championship: Oklahoma 27, Iowa State 21
  • $ – Conference champion
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll.

The 2020 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented Iowa State University in the 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cyclones competed as members of the Big 12 Conference and were led by fifth-year head coach Matt Campbell. They played their home games at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa. Breece Hall became the first unanimous all-American in school history. After starting the season with a loss to Louisiana, Iowa State won eight out of nine Big 12 Conference games, finishing the season with the best record in the Big 12 and earning a spot in the program's first ever Big 12 Championship Game. Despite falling to Oklahoma, Iowa State was given a bid to the Fiesta Bowl, the Cyclones first ever appearance in a New Year's Six Bowl Game, where they defeated the Oregon Ducks, and due to the COVID 19 shortened season, became one of only eleven teams in the nation to have at least nine wins.

Preseason

Seating plans

On May 26, 2020, Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard announced that single-game tickets would not be sold for Iowa State football games for the 2020 season and that only the 30,000 season ticket holders would be permitted to attend games, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.[2]

Big 12 media Days

The Big 12 media days were held on July 21–22, 2020 in a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3]

Big 12 media poll

Big 12 media poll[4]
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Oklahoma 80
2 Oklahoma State 6
3 Texas 4
4 Iowa State
5 Baylor
6 TCU
7 Kansas State
8 West Virginia
9 Texas Tech
10 Kansas

Schedule

Spring game

The Cyclones announced they would cancel spring practice in March and April 2020 and would not hold a spring game.[5]

Spring practices were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regular season

Iowa State released its 2020 schedule on October 22, 2019. On July 9, 2020, it was announced that the Big Ten Conference would only play games against conference teams, leading to the cancellation of the September 12 game between Iowa State and Iowa.[6] The Cyclones added Ball State to the schedule to replace in-state rival Iowa.[7] On August 6, 2020, Iowa State's game against UNLV was canceled and rescheduled for the 2030 season.[8] The Cyclones announced a reconfigured schedule on August 12, 2020, with the addition of Louisiana as their non-conference opponent. On December 5, after Oklahoma State and Kansas State lost their respective games, Iowa State officially clinched a spot in their very first Big 12 Championship Game.[9]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 1211:00 a.m.Louisiana*No. 23ESPNL 14–310
September 2612:30 p.m.at TCUFS1W 37–3411,852
October 36:30 p.m.No. 18 Oklahoma
  • Jack Trice Stadium
  • Ames, IA
ABCW 37–3013,724
October 102:30 p.m.Texas TechdaggerNo. 24
  • Jack Trice Stadium
  • Ames, IA
ABCW 31–1513,502
October 242:30 p.m.at No. 6 Oklahoma StateNo. 17FOXL 21–2414,671
October 3111:00 a.m.at KansasNo. 23FS1W 52–229,652
November 76:00 p.m.BaylorNo. 17
  • Jack Trice Stadium
  • Ames, IA
FS1W 38–3113,535
November 213:00 p.m.Kansas StateNo. 17
  • Jack Trice Stadium
  • Ames, IA (rivalry)
FOXW 45–00
November 2711:00 a.m.at No. 17 TexasNo. 13ABCW 23–2016,555
December 52:30 p.m.West VirginiaNo. 9
  • Jack Trice Stadium
  • Ames, IA
ESPNW 42–614,256
December 1911:00 a.m.vs. No. 10 OklahomaNo. 6ABCL 21–2718,720
January 21:00 p.m.vs. No. 25 Oregon*No. 10ESPNW 34–170
Schedule Source:[10]

Roster

2020 Iowa State Cyclones Football

Quarterback

  • 10 Blake Clark - Redshirt Sophomore (6'2", 199)
  • 12 Hunter Dekkers - Freshman (6’3”, 234)
  • 14 Aidan Bouman - Freshman (6’6”, 242)
  • 15 Brock Purdy - Junior (6'1", 212)
  • 18 Devin Larsen - Redshirt Freshman (6’4”, 243)
  • 20 Hayes Gibson - Freshman (6’1”, 193)

Running back

  • 3 Kene Nwangwu - Redshirt Senior (6'1", 210)
  • 4 Johnnie Lang - Redshirt Junior (5'8", 185)
  • 6 Rory Walling - Redshirt Junior (5'11", 189)
  • 21 Jirehl Brock - Redshirt Freshman (6’0”, 200)
  • 28 Breece Hall - Sophomore (6’1", 215)
  • 34 Blaze Doxzon - Freshman (5’9”, 190)
  • 35 Tyler Moen - Freshman (5’11”, 185)

Wide receiver

  • 1 Tarique Milton - Redshirt Junior (5’10", 185)’’'
  • 2 Sean Shaw Jr. - Redshirt Sophomore (6’6”, 212)
  • 8 Xavier Hutchinson - Junior (6’3”, 207)
  • 9 Joseph Scates - Redshirt Sophomore (6'2", 191)
  • 10 Darien Porter - Redshirt Freshman (6’4”, 180)
  • 16 Daniel Jackson - Freshman (6’2”, 210)
  • 17 Darren Wilson - Junior (6’3”, 206)
  • 19 Beau Coberley - Redshirt Sophomore (5'11", 175)
  • 23 Parker Rickert - Redshirt Junior (5'11", 193)
  • 26 Michael Tweten - Freshman (5'11", 174)
  • 81 D’Shayne James - Freshman (6’3”, 224)
  • 82 Landen Akers - Redshirt Senior (6'0", 191)
  • 84 Ezeriah Anderson - Redshirt Freshman (6’5”, 208)
  • 85 Aidan Bitter - Freshman (6’2”, 182)
  • 87 Ryan Pritchard - Redshirt Freshman (6’3”, 200)

Placekicker

  • 90 Alex Probert - Redshirt Senior (5’9”, 188)
  • 93 Eddie Ogamaba - Redshirt Junior (6’1”, 200)
  • 94 Cameron Shook - Redshirt Sophomore (6’3”, 185)
  • 96 Connor Assalley - Redshirt Senior (6'0", 195)
  • 97 Drake Nettles - Redshirt Freshman (5’11”, 181)
 

Tight end

  • 11 Chase Allen - Redshirt Senior (6'7", 240)
  • 40 Will Zahradnik - Freshman (6’6”, 206)
  • 43 Jared Rus - Redshirt Sophomore (6’2”, 232)
  • 44 Dan Sichterman - Redshirt Junior (6’3”, 260)
  • 80 Skylar Loving-Black - Redshirt Freshman (6’3”, 231)
  • 83 DeShawn Hanika - Redshirt Freshman (6’6”, 236)
  • 86 Jacob Hillman - Redshirt Sophomore (6’2”, 220)
  • 87 Easton Dean - Redshirt Freshman (6’6”, 251)
  • 88 Charlie Kolar - Redshirt Junior (6'6", 257)
  • 89 Dylan Soehner - Redshirt Senior (6'7", 272)

Offensive Lineman

  • 52 Trevor Downing - Redshirt Sophomore (6’4”, 314)
  • 54 Jarrod Hufford - Redshirt Freshman (6’5”, 308)
  • 55 Darrell Simmons Jr. - Redshirt Freshman (6’3”, 306)
  • 56 Anthony Smith - Freshman (6’3”, 282)
  • 57 Colin Newell - Redshirt Junior (6'4", 304)
  • 59 Jack Hester - Freshman (6’4”, 249)
  • 60 Owen Terwilliger - Redshirt Freshman (6’5”, 303)
  • 61 Evan Kilstrom - Redshirt Freshman (6’5”, 302)
  • 62 Noah Juergensen - Redshirt Senior (6'4", 309)
  • 64 Derek Schweiger - Redshirt Junior (6'3", 311)
  • 65 Sam Rengert - Freshman (6’7”, 295)
  • 66 Tyler Miller - Freshman (6’9”, 317)
  • 67 Grant Treiber - Redshirt Freshman (6’6”, 323)
  • 68 Zach Ross - Redshirt Sophomore (6’2”, 297)
  • 70 Joe Lilienthal - Freshman (6’6”, 306)
  • 72 Jake Remsburg - Redshirt Freshman (6'6", 315)
  • 73 Brady Petersen - Freshman (6’5”, 290)
  • 74 Hayden Pauls - Freshman (6’5”, 288)
  • 75 Sean Foster - Redshirt Senior (6'8", 318)
  • 76 Joey Ramos - Redshirt Sophomore (6’5”, 303)
  • 77 Robert Hudson - Redshirt Junior (6’7”, 360)
  • 78 Nick Lawler - Freshman (6’3”, 338)

Defensive Lineman

  • 3 JaQuan Bailey - Redshirt Senior (6’2”, 261)
  • 8 Cordarrius Bailey - Redshirt Junior (6’3”, 253)
  • 9 Will McDonald IV - Redshirt Sophomore (6’4”, 230)
  • 44 Johnny Wilson - Freshman (6’2”, 272)
  • 45 Corey Suttle - Redshirt Freshman (6’4”, 247)
  • 55 Zach Petersen - Junior (6’5”, 267)
  • 56 Latrell Bankston - Junior (6’0”, 301)
  • 58 Eyioma Uwazurike - Redshirt Senior (6'6", 310)
  • 71 Alex Kleinow - Redshirt Junior (6’6”, 317)
  • 90 Joshua Bailey - Redshirt Senior (6’2”, 288)
  • 91 Blake Peterson - Redshirt Freshman (6’4”, 255)
  • 92 Matt Seres - Redshirt Sophomore (6’0”, 319)
  • 93 Isaiah Lee - Redshirt Sophomore (6’0”, 301)
  • 94 Kyle Krezek - Redshirt Freshman (6’3”, 248)
  • 95 Tucker Robertson - Redshirt Junior (6’3”, 296)
  • 96 J.R. Singleton - Freshman (6’2”, 288)
  • 97 Kaden Sutton - Freshman (6’0”, 278)
  • 98 Seth Greiner - Freshman (6’3”, 245)
 

Linebacker

  • 20 Aric Horne - Redshirt Freshman (6’1”, 223)
  • 21 Cole Pedersen - Freshman (6'3", 220)
  • 22 Kade Lynott - Freshman (6’1”, 200)
  • 23 Mike Rose - Junior (6’4”, 245)
  • 32 Gerry Vaughn - Redshirt Sophomore (5'11", 225)
  • 34 O'Rien Vance - Redshirt Junior (6’2”, 248)
  • 35 Jake Hummel - Senior (6’1”, 228)
  • 38 Levi Hummel- Redshirt Freshman (5’11”, 228)
  • 38 Ar’Quel Smith - Freshman (5’11”, 209)
  • 40 Hunter Zenzen - Freshman (6’2”, 223)
  • 42 Jack Tiarks - Freshman (6’3”, 220)
  • 43 Dae’Shawn Davis - Redshirt Freshman (6’0”, 218)
  • 47 Kendall Jackson - Redshirt Sophomore (5’11”, 225)
  • 51 Stevo Klotz - Freshman (6’4”, 215)
  • 53 Derek Greiner - Redshirt Junior (5'11", 237)

Defensive back

  • 1 Isheem Young - Redshirt Freshman (5'10", 200)
  • 2 Datrone Young - Redshirt Junior (5’9”, 170)
  • 4 Arnold Azunna - Redshirt Senior (6'0", 199)
  • 11 Lawrence White - Redshirt Senior (6'0", 197)
  • 12 Greg Eisworth - Redshirt Sophomore (6'0", 198)
  • 13 Tayvonn Kyle - Redshirt Sophomore (5’11”, 174)
  • 14 Michal Antoine Jr. - Freshman (6’0”, 180)
  • 16 Answer Gaye - Redshirt Sophomore (5’10”, 173)
  • 17 Shane Starcevich - Redshirt Sophomore (6'0", 182)
  • 19 Kym-Mani King - Sophomore (5’10”, 169)
  • 24 D.J. Miller Jr. - Sophomore (5’11”, 176)
  • 25 Tyler Rodgers - Redshirt Freshman (5’11”, 182)
  • 25 T.J. Tampa - Freshman (6’2”, 178)
  • 26 Anthony Johnson Jr. - Junior (6’0”, 192)
  • 27 Craig McDonald - Freshman (6’3”, 199)
  • 29 Vonzell Kelley III - Redshirt Freshman (6’0”, 182)
  • 31 Virdel Edwards II - Redshirt Freshman (6’1”, 205)
  • 33 Mason Chambers - Freshman (6’3”, 206)
  • 36 Mason Cassady - Redshirt Freshman (6’0”, 187)
  • 37 Jordyn Morgan - Freshman (6’0”, 184)
  • 48 Benjamin Dunkleberger - Redshirt Sophomore (6’0”, 168)

Long snappers

  • 41 Koby Hathcock- Freshman (5’10”, 212)
  • 49 Trey Fancher - Redshirt Freshman (6’4”, 191)
  • 59 Connor Guess - Redshirt Sophomore (5’11”, 223)

Punter

  • 7 Joe Rivera - Redshirt Senior (6'2", 200)
  • 13 Corey Dunn - Redshirt Senior (6’0”, 198)

Coaching staff

Name Position Year at Iowa State Previous job
Matt Campbell Head coach 5th Toledo (HC)
Jon Heacock DC 5th Toledo (DC)
Tom Manning OC/TE 4th Indianapolis Colts (TE)
Nathan Scheelhaase WR 3rd Illinois (offensive analyst)
Joel Gordon Passing game coordinator/QB 5th Ferrum (OC)
D.K. McDonald Defensive passing game coordinator/SAF 5th Toledo (CB)
Eli Rasheed DL 5th Toledo (DL)
Tyson Veidt AHC/LB 5th Toledo (LB)
Jeff Myers OL 5th Toledo (graduate assistant)
Matt Caponi CB 2nd West Virginia (DB)
Mick McCall RB 1st Northwestern (OC/QB)

source:[11]

Game summaries

Vs. Louisiana

Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (0–0) vs. #23 Iowa State Cyclones (0–0)
Period 1 2 34Total
Louisiana 0 10 71431
No. 23 Iowa State 0 14 0014

at Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA

  • Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m. CDT
  • Game weather: cloudy, Temperature: 67°F
  • Game attendance: 0
  • Referee: Tuta Salaam
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Tom Hart, Mike Golic, Cole Cubelic
  • Pregame line: Iowa State −13.0
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
  • (4:28) ISU – Kene Nwangwu 1 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 8 plays, 49 yards, 3:24; ISU 7–0)
  • (4:14) LA – Chris Smith 95 Yd Kickoff Return (Nate Snyder Kick) (Tied 7–7)
  • (1:17) ISU – Breece Hall 11 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 7 plays, 69 yards, 2:57; ISU 14–7)
  • (0:00) LA – Nate Snyder 30 Yd Field Goal (Drive: 9 plays, 61 yards, 1:17; ISU 14–10)
Third Quarter
  • (2:02) LA – Peter LeBlanc 78 Yd pass from Levi Lewis (Kenneth Almendares Kick) (Drive: 1 play, 78 yards, 0:12; LA 17–14)
Fourth Quarter
  • (13:58) LA – Eric Garror 83 Yd Punt Return (Kenneth Almendares Kick) (LA 24–14)
  • (0:10) LA – Trey Ragas 2 Yd Run (Kenneth Almendares Kick)) (Drive: 11 plays, 56 yards, 7:01; LA 31–14)
Statistics LA ISU
First downs 14 18
Total yards 272 303
Rushes/yards 118 158
Passing yards 154 145
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 13–21–0 16–35–1
Time of possession 27:41 32:19
Team Category Player Statistics
Louisiana Passing Levi Lewis 13–21, 154 yds, 1 TD
Rushing Trey Ragas 14 CAR, 49 yds, 1 TD
Receiving Peter LeBlanc 5 REC, 82 yds, 1 TD
Iowa State Passing Brock Purdy 16–35, 145 yds, 1 INT
Rushing Breece Hall 20 CAR, 103 yds, 1 TD
Receiving Xavier Hutchinson 4 REC, 43 yds

At TCU

Iowa State Cyclones (0–1) vs. TCU Horned Frogs (0–0)
Period 1 2 34Total
Iowa State 0 16 71437
TCU 0 7 141334

at Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX

  • Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020
  • Game time: 12:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: •sunny, Temperature: 77°F
  • Game attendance: 11,852
  • Referee: Brandon Cruse
  • TV announcers (FS1): Joe Davis, Mark Helfrich
  • Pregame line: Iowa State −4
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
  • (9:50) ISU – Breece Hall 75 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 3 plays, 87 yards, 1:20; ISU 7–0)
  • (6:37) TCU – Quentin Johnston 37 Yd pass from Matthew Downing (Griffin Kell Kick) (Drive: 9 plays, 76 yards, 3:13; Tied 7–7)
  • (1:41) ISU – Connor Assalley 24 Yd Field Goal (Drive: 9 plays, 68 yards, 4:56; ISU 10–7)
  • (0:53) ISU – Darren Wilson Jr. 17 Yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley PAT failed) (Drive: 2 plays, 17 yards, 0:11; ISU 16–7)
Third Quarter
  • (13:50) TCU – La'Kendrick Van Zandt 24 Yd Fumble Return (Griffin Kell Kick) ( ISU 16–14)
  • (12:39) ISU – Kene Nwangwu 49 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 3 plays, 75 yards, 1:11; ISU 23–14)
  • (0:23) ISU – Taye Barber 27 Yd pass from Max Duggan (Griffin Kell Kick) (Drive: 2 plays, 35 yards, 0:35; ISU 23–21)
Fourth Quarter
  • (12:52) ISU – Breece Hall 1 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:31; ISU 30–21)
  • (6:51) TCU – Artayvious Lynn 48 Yd pass from Max Duggan (Griffin Kell Kick) (Drive: 3 plays, 62 yards, 0:55; ISU 30–28)
  • (2:54) ISU – Breece Hall 32 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 3 plays, 39 yards, 1:02; ISU 37–28)
  • (0:00) TCU – Blair Conwright 31 Yd pass from Max Duggan (Drive: 13 plays, 92 yards, 2:54; ISU 37–34)
Statistics ISU TCU
First downs 14 27
Total yards 423 498
Rushes/yards 28–212 44–99
Passing yards 211 399
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 18–23–0 27–40–1
Time of possession 26:58 33:02
Team Category Player Statistics
Iowa State Passing Brock Purdy 18–23, 211 yds, TD
Rushing Breece Hall 18 CAR, 154 yds, 3 TD
Receiving Landen Akers 2 REC, 60 yds
TCU Passing Max Duggan 16–19, 241 yds, 3 TD, INT
Rushing Emari Demercado 8 CAR, 39 yds
Receiving Taye Barber 5 REC, 82 yds, TD

Vs. No. 18 Oklahoma

#18 Oklahoma Sooners (1–1) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (1–1)
Period 1 2 34Total
#18 Oklahoma 10 7 31030
Iowa State 3 10 101437

at Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA

  • Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: broken clouds • Temperature:55°F
  • Game attendance: 13,724
  • Referee: M. Vandervelde
  • TV announcers (ABC): Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Todd McShay
  • Pregame line: Oklahoma −8
Game information
First Quarter
  • (11:36) OKLA – Gabe Brkic 18 yard field goal (Drive: 7 plays, 74 yards, 3:24; OU 3–0)
  • (08:36) ISU – Connor Assalley 35 yard field goal (Drive: 9 plays, 57 yards, 2:58; Tied (3–3)
  • (3:59) OKLA – Spencer Rattler 5 yard rush, Gabe Brkic kick (Drive: 10 plays, 85 yards,4:33; OU 10–3)
Second Quarter
  • (14:45) ISU – Connor Assalley 26 yard field goal (Drive: 11 plays, 63 yards, 4:08; (OU 10–6)
  • (11:49) OKLA – Spencer Rattler 4 yard pass to Jeremiah Hall, Gabe Brkic kick (Drive: 7 plays, 67 yards, 2:51; OU 17–6)
  • (3:53) ISU – Breece Hall 2 yard rush, Connor Assalley kick (Drive: 6 plays, 85 yards, 3:44; OU 17–13)
Third Quarter
  • (8:19) ISU – Connor Assalley 32 yard field goal (Drive: 11 plays, 58 yards,6:32; OU 17–16)
  • (2:01) OKLA – Gabe Brkic 33 yard field goal (Drive: 11 plays, 49 yards, 6:01; OU 20–16)
  • (1:18) ISU – Brock Purdy 65 yard pass to Xavier Hutchinson, Connor Assalley kick (Drive: 3 plays, 75 yards, 0:43; ISU 23–20)
Fourth Quarter
  • (12:48) OKLA – Gabe Brkic 51 yard field goal (Drive: 9 plays, 41 yards, 3:30; Tied 23–23)
  • (8:17) OKLA – Spencer Rattler 3 yard pass to Jeremiah Hall, Gabe Brkic kick (Drive: 4 plays, 39 yards, 1:51; OU 30–23)
  • (7:26) ISU – Brock Purdy 2 yard rush, Connor Assalley kick (Drive: 2 plays, 13 yards, 0:38; Tied 30–30)
  • (4:06) ISU – Breece Hall 8 yard rush, Connor Assalley kick (Drive: 4 plays, 55 yards, 1:56; ISU 37–30)
Statistics OKLA ISU
First downs 22 23
Total yards 414 417
Rushes/yards 33–114 31–135
Passing yards 300 282
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 25–36–1 13–25–0
Time of possession 33:34 26:26
Team Category Player Statistics
Oklahoma Passing Spencer Rattler 25–36, 300 yds, 2 TD, INT
Rushing Seth McGowan 12 car, 47 yds
Receiving Austin Stogner 5 car, 74 yds
Iowa State Passing Brock Purdy 12–24, 254 yds, TD
Rushing Breece Hall 28 car, 139 yds, 2 TD
Receiving Xavier Hutchinson 3 rec, 83 yds, TD

Vs. Texas Tech

Texas Tech Red Raiders (1–2) vs. #24 Iowa State Cyclones (2–1)
Period 1 2 34Total
Texas Tech 7 0 0815
No. 24 Iowa State 7 14 7331

at Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA

  • Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Clear • Temperature: 75°F
  • Game attendance: 13,502
  • Referee: Kevin Hassell
  • TV announcers (ABC): Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek
  • Pregame line: Iowa State −10
Game information
First Quarter
  • (8:00) TT – Zech McPhearson 90 Yd Return of Blocked Field Goal (Trey Wolff Kick) (TT 7–0)
  • (4:31) ISU – Breece Hall 11 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 8 plays, 68 yards, 3:22; Tied 7–7)
Second Quarter
  • (14:23) ISU – Chase Allen 2 Yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 9 plays, 62 yards, 3:59; ISU 14–7)
  • (5:31) ISU – Breece Hall 1 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 13 plays, 80 yards, 6:09; ISU 21–7)
Third Quarter
  • (3:06) ISU – Charlie Kolar 13 Yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 12 plays, 70 yards, 5:17; ISU 28–7)
Fourth Quarter
  • (12:07) ISU – Connor Assalley 26 Yd Field Goal (Drive: 11 plays, 67 yards, 4:23; ISU 31–7)
  • (4:54) TT – Erik Ezukanma 18 Yd pass from Henry Colombi (Xavier White Run for Two-Point Conversion) (Drive: 12 plays, 88 yards, 3:41; ISU 31–15)
Statistics TTU ISU
First downs 15 29
Total yards 270 516
Rushes/yards 22–58 43–214
Passing yards 212 302
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 23–34–0 32–43–0
Time of possession 19:09 40:41
Team Category Player Statistics
Texas Tech Passing Henry Colombi 10–12, 115 yds, TD
Rushing Xavier White 7 car, 21 yds
Receiving Erik Ezukanma 5 rec, 61 yds, TD
Iowa State Passing Brock Purdy 32–43, 302 yds, 2 TD
Rushing Breece Hall 27 car, 135 yds, 2 TD
Receiving Xavier Hutchinson 9 rec, 77 yds

At No. 6 Oklahoma State

#17 Iowa State Cyclones (3–1) vs. #6 Oklahoma State Cowboys (3–0)
Period 1 2 34Total
No. 17 Iowa State 7 0 7721
No. 6 Oklahoma State 7 7 7324

at Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK

  • Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Cloudy • Temperature: 54°F
  • Game attendance: 14,671
  • Referee: Tuta Salaam
  • TV announcers (FOX): Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman
  • Pregame line: Oklahoma State University −2.5
Game information
First Quarter
  • (6:57) ISU – Brock Purdy 11 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 3 plays, 26 yards, 1:52; ISU 7–0)
  • (0:55) OSU – Jelani Woods 34 Yd pass from Spencer Sanders (Alex Hale Kick) (Drive: 3 plays, 69 yards, 0:52; Tied 7–7)
Second Quarter
  • (09:50) OSU – Chuba Hubbard 32 Yd Run (Alex Hale Kick) (Drive: 12 plays, 79 yards, 4:17; OSU 7–14)
Third Quarter
  • (10:12) ISU – Breece Hall 66 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 4 plays, 74 yards, 1:59; Tied 14–14)
  • (08:44) OSU – Spencer Sanders 14 Yd Run (Alex Hale Kick) (Drive: 4 plays, 67 yards, 1:28; OSU 14–21)
Fourth Quarter
  • (11:27) OSU – Alex Hale 31 Yd Field Goal (6 plays, 32 yards, 1:28; OSU 14–24)
  • (0:49) ISU – Xavier Hutchinson 20 Yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley Kick) (10 plays, 83 yards, 2:34; OSU 21–24)
Statistics ISU OKST
First downs 18 24
Total yards 389 461
Rushes/yards 227 226
Passing yards 162 235
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 19–34–1 20–29–2
Time of possession 29:56 30:04
Team Category Player Statistics
Iowa State Passing Brock Purdy 19–34, 162 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Breece Hall 20 CAR, 185 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving Xavier Hutchinson 8 REC, 68 YDS, 1 TD
Oklahoma State Passing Spencer Sanders 20–29, 235 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Chuba Hubbard 25 CAR, 139 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving Tylan Wallace 5 REC, 76 YDS

At Kansas

#23 Iowa State Cyclones (3–2) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (0–5)
Period 1 2 34Total
#23 Iowa State 13 7 151752
Kansas 0 7 7822

at David Booth Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS

  • Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Clear • Temperature: 57°F
  • Game attendance: 9,652
  • Referee: Brad Van Vark
  • TV announcers (FS1): Eric Collins and Ben Leber
  • Pregame line: Iowa State −27
Game information
First Quarter
  • (10:46) ISU – Kene Nwangwu 11 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 6 plays, 80 yards, 2:29; ISU 7–0)
  • (8:07) ISU – Brock Purdy 1 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick failed) (Drive: 3 plays, 35 yards, 1:13; ISU 13–0)
Second Quarter
  • (9:01) KU – Daniel Hishaw 5 Yd Run (Jacob Borcila Kick) (Drive: 7 plays, 59 yards, 3:11; ISU 13–7)
  • (4:00) ISU – Charlie Kolar 3 Yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 13 plays, 64 yards, 5:00; ISU 20–7)
Third Quarter
  • (7:27) ISU – Xavier Hutchinson 36 Yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 7 plays, 62 yards, 3:46; ISU 27–7)
  • (7:12) KU – Kenny Logan 100 yd kickoff return (Jacob Borcila Kick) (ISU 27–14)
  • (3:14) ISU – Breece Hall 7 Yd Run (Brock Purdy Pass to Charlie Kolar for Two-Point Conversion) (Drive: 7 plays, 77 yards, 3:49; ISU 35–14)
Fourth Quarter
  • (11:02) ISU – Connor Assalley 40 Yd Field Goal (7 plays, 25 yards, 1:53; ISU 38–14)
  • (7:34) KU – Jalon Daniels 12 Yd Run Andrew Parchment Pass to Kwamie Lassiter II for Two-Point Conversion) (Drive: 9 plays, 63 yards, 3:17; ISU 38–22)
  • (5:05) ISU – Breece Hall 58 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 1 plays, 58 yards, 0:11; ISU 45–22)
  • (2:14) ISU – Joe Scates 30 Yd pass from Hunter Dekkers (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 2 plays, 55 yards, 0:37; ISU 52–22)
Statistics ISU KAN
First downs 26 15
Total yards 552 240
Rushes/yards 35-258 34-73
Passing yards 294 167
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 25–36–1 18–33–1
Time of possession 31:13 28:47
Team Category Player Statistics
Iowa State Passing Brock Purdy 23–34, 239 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Breece Hall 21 CAR, 185 YDS, 2 TD
Receiving Xavier Hutchinson 5 REC, 87 YDS, 1 TD
Kansas Passing Jalon Daniels 16–29, 165 YDS, 1 INT
Rushing Jalon Daniels 16 CAR, 36 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving Kwamie Lassiter II 5 REC, 66 YDS

Vs. Baylor

Baylor Bears (1–3) vs. #17 Iowa State Cyclones (4–2)
Period 1 2 34Total
Baylor 14 7 3731
#17 Iowa State 0 10 21738

at Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA

  • Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Clear • Temperature: 66°F
  • Game attendance: 13,535
  • Referee: Scott Campbell
  • TV announcers (FS1): Brian Custer and Robert Smith
  • Pregame line: Iowa State −14
Game information
First Quarter
  • (11:07) BU – R.J. Sneed 9 Yd pass from Charlie Brewer (John Mayers Kick) (Drive: 6 plays, 89 yards, 2:45; BU 7–0)
  • (2:31) BU – Drake Dabney 9 Yd pass from Charlie Brewer (John Mayers Kick) (Drive: 6 plays, 36 yards, 2:46; BU 14–0)
Second Quarter
  • (12:52) ISU – Breece Hall 14 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 5 plays, 35 yards, 2:37; BU 14–7)
  • (7:21) BU – Jalen Pitre 30 Yd Interception Return (John Mayers Kick) (BU 21–7)
  • (2:04) ISU – Connor Assalley 42 Yd Field Goal (9 plays, 40 yards, 5:17; BU 21–10)
Third Quarter
  • (12:06) BU – John Mayers 36 Yd Field Goal (4 plays, 2 yards, 1:18; BU 24–10)
  • (11:11) ISU – Charlie Kolar 22 Yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 2 plays, 33 yards, 0:44; BU 24–17)
  • (7:37) ISU – Breece Hall 17 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 5 plays, 80 yards, 2:31; Tied 24–24)
  • (0:23) ISU – Chase Allen 10 Yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 11 plays, 71 yards, 5:17; ISU 31–24)
Fourth Quarter
  • (10:46) ISU – Breece Hall 6 Yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley Kick) (3 plays, 17 yards, 1:26; ISU 38–24)
  • (8:43) BU – Trestan Ebner 58 Yd pass from Charlie Brewer (John Mayers Kick) (6 plays, 80 yards, 1:56; ISU 38–31)
Statistics BAY ISU
First downs 17 23
Total yards 366 362
Rushes/yards 27–71 41–198
Passing yards 295 164
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 22–33–02 15–24–3
Time of possession 26:55 33:05
Team Category Player Statistics
Baylor Passing Charlie Brewer 22–33, 295 yds, 3 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Charlie Brewer 10 car, 29 yds
Receiving R.J. Sneed 6 rec, 93 yds, TD
Iowa State Passing Brock Purdy 32–43, 302 yds, 2 TD
Rushing Breece Hall 27 car, 135 yds, 2 TD
Receiving Charlie Kolar 3 rec, 45 yds, TD

Vs. Kansas State

Kansas State Wildcats (4–3) vs. #17 Iowa State Cyclones (5–2)
Period 1 2 34Total
Kansas State 0 0 000
No. 17 Iowa State 7 28 3745

at Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA

  • Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Overcast • Temperature: 41°F
  • Game attendance: 0
  • Referee: Brandon Cruse
  • TV announcers (FOX): Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman
  • Pregame line: Iowa State −13½
Game information
First Quarter
  • (12:00) ISU – Joe Scates 33 Yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 3:00; ISU 7–0)
Second Quarter
  • (14:56) ISU – Charlie Kolar 6 Yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 11 plays, 97 yards, 6:27; ISU 14–0)
  • (6:38) ISU – Xavier Hutchinson 21 Yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 6 plays, 46 yards, 3:18; ISU 21–0)
  • (4:30) ISU – Breece Hall 33 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 3 plays, 88 yards, 1:03; ISU 28–0)
  • (1:01) ISU – Breece Hall 21 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 6 plays, 38 yards, 3:16; ISU 35–0)
Third Quarter
  • (1:01) ISU – Connor Assalley 32 Yd Field Goal (Drive: 6 plays, 37 yards, 2:12; ISU 38–0)
Fourth Quarter
  • (10:55) ISU – Hunter Dekkers 12 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 3 plays, 32 yards, 0:53; ISU 45–0)
Statistics KSU ISU
First downs 9 26
Total yards 149 539
Rushes/yards 28–73 44–240
Passing yards 76 299
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 9–19–1 19–25–0
Time of possession 23:05 36:55
Team Category Player Statistics
Kansas State Passing Nick Ast 6–10, 44 yds
Rushing Deuce Vaughn 7 car, 44 yds
Receiving Chabastin Taylor 2 rec, 37 yds
Iowa State Passing Brock Purdy 16–20, 236 yds, 3 TD
Rushing Breece Hall 15 car, 135 yds, 2 TD
Receiving Xavier Hutchinson 6 rec, 111 yds, TD

At No. 17 Texas

#13 Iowa State Cyclones (6–2) vs. #17 Texas Longhorns (5–2)
Period 1 2 34Total
No. 13 Iowa State 7 3 31023
No. 17 Texas 13 0 7020

at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX

  • Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
  • Game time: 11 a.m. CST
  • Game weather: Rainy • Temperature: 69°F
  • Game attendance: 16,555
  • Referee: David Alvarez
  • TV announcers (ABC): Matt Barrie, Mike Golic, Jr.
  • Pregame line: Iowa State −1½
Game information
First Quarter
  • (11:29) UT – Cameron Dicker 21 Yd Field Goal (Drive: 8 plays, 72 yards, 3:31; UT 3–0)
  • (7:39) UT – Sam Ehlinger 17 Yd Run (Cameron Dicker Kick) (Drive: 6 plays, 63 yards, 2:19; UT 10–0)
  • (4:45) ISU – Sean Shaw Jr. 35 Yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:54; UT 10–7)
  • (0:21) UT – Cameron Dicker 42 Yd Field Goal (Drive: 6 plays, 32 yards, 1:52; UT 13–7)
Second Quarter
  • (7:21) ISU – Connor Assalley 26 Yd Field Goal (Drive: 15 plays, 67 yards, 8:00; UT 13–10)
Third Quarter
  • (7:30) UT – Jared Wiley 7 Yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker Kick) (Drive: 8 plays, 89 yards, 3:46; UT 20–10)
  • (2:54) ISU – Connor Assalley 29 Yd Field Goal (Drive: 9 plays, 63 yards, 4:36; UT 20–13)
Fourth Quarter
  • (14:48) ISU – Connor Assalley 38 Yd Field Goal (Drive: 5 plays, 37 yards, 1:49; UT 20–16)
  • (1:25) ISU – Breece Hall 3 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick) (Drive: 5 plays, 69 yards, 1:44; ISU 23–20)
Statistics ISU TEX
First downs 25 21
Total yards 433 448
Rushes/yards 33-121 35-145
Passing yards 312 303
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 25–36–0 18–30–0
Time of possession 32:57 27:03
Team Category Player Statistics
Iowa State Passing Brock Purdy 25–36, 312 YDS, TD
Rushing Breece Hall 20 CAR, 91 YDS, TD
Receiving Charlie Kolar 6 REC, 131 YDS
Texas Passing Sam Ehlinger 17–29, 298 YDS, TD
Rushing Sam Ehlinger 15 CAR, 65 YDS, TD
Receiving Brennan Eagles 5 REC, 142 YDS

Vs. West Virginia

West Virginia Mountaineers (5–3) vs. #9 Iowa State Cyclones (7–2)
Period 1 2 34Total
West Virginia 0 0 066
No. 9 Iowa State 7 14 14742

at Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA

  • Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Clear • Temperature: 49
  • Game attendance: 14,256
  • Referee: Kevin Hassell
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Dave Pasch, Mike Golic
  • Pregame line: Iowa State -6
Game information
First Quarter
  • (5:51) ISU – Breece Hall 23 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick) (10 plays, 80 yards, 4:49; ISU 7–0)
Second Quarter
  • (14:17) ISU – Brock Purdy 10 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick) (11 plays, 44 yards, 4:31; ISU 14–0)
  • (2:49) ISU – Landen Akers 2 Yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley Kick (12 plays, 76 yards, 5:07; ISU 21–0)
Third Quarter
  • (3:10) ISU – Charlie Kolar 16 Yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley Kick) (5 plays, 73 yards, 1:40; ISU 28–0)
  • (0:07) ISU – Kene Nwangwu 47 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick (4 plays, 78 yards, 1:51; ISU 35–0)
Fourth Quarter
  • (12:00) WVU – Tyler Sumpter 32 Yd Field Goal (8 plays, 67 yards, 3:07; ISU 35–3)
  • (7:07) ISU – Breece Hall 28 Yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley Kick) (9 plays, 73 yards, 4:53; ISU 42–3)
  • (2:46) WVU – Tyler Sumpter 32 Yd Field Goal (13 plays, 49 yards, 4:21; ISU 42–6)
Statistics WVU ISU
First downs 16 26
Total yards 263 483
Rushes/yards 25-54 44-236
Passing yards 209 247
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 21-41-0 20-23-0
Time of possession 28:09 31:51
Team Category Player Statistics
West Virginia Passing Jarret Doege 21–44, 209 YDS
Rushing Leddie Brown 14 CAR, 48 YDS
Receiving Sean Ryan 5 REC, 79 YDS
Iowa State Passing Brock Purdy 20–23, 247 YDS, 3 TD
Rushing Breece Hall 22 CAR, 97 YDS, TD
Receiving Xavier Hutchinson 8 REC, 89 YDS

Vs. No. 10 Oklahoma (Big 12 Championship game)

#10 Oklahoma Sooners (7–2) vs. #6 Iowa State Cyclones (8–2)
Period 1 2 34Total
No. 10 Oklahoma 7 17 0327
No. 6 Iowa State 0 7 7721

at AT&T StadiumArlington, TX

  • Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Game attendance: 18,720
  • Referee: David Alvarez
  • TV announcers (ABC): Sean McDonough (play-by-play), Todd Blackledge (analyst), Todd McShay (reporter) and Allison Williams (reporter)
  • Pregame line: Oklahoma -5½
Game information
First Quarter
  • (12:05) OU – Chandler Morris 2 Yd Run (Gabe Brkic Kick) (7 plays, 65 yards, 2:55; OU 7–0)
Second Quarter
  • (14:52) OU – Marvin Mims 45 Yd pass from Spencer Rattler (Gabe Brkic Kick) (5 plays, 74 yards, 1:35; OU 14–0)
  • (8:35) OU – Gabe Brkic 54 Yd Field Goal (4 plays, 3 yards, 1:20; OU 17–0)
  • (1:24) ISU – Charlie Kolar 10 Yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley Kick) (6 plays, 66 yards, 2:18; OU 17–7)
  • (0:37) OU – Spencer Rattler 9 Yd Run (Gabe Brkic Kick) (4 plays, 45 yards, 0:57; OU 24–7)
Third Quarter
  • (0:12) ISU – Breece Hall 1 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick) (9 plays, 90 yards, 4:29; OU 24–14)
Fourth Quarter
  • (5:15) ISU – Breece Hall 3 Yd Run (Connor Assalley Kick) (12 plays, 87 yards, 4:20; OU 24–21)
  • (2:01) OU – Gabe Brkic 32 Yd Field Goal (9 plays, 41 yards, 3:14; OU 27–21)
Statistics OU ISU
First downs 20 20
Total yards 392 435
Rushes/yards 120 113
Passing yards 272 322
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 22-34-0 27-40-3
Time of possession 27:48 32:12
Team Category Player Statistics
Oklahoma Passing Spencer Rattler 22–27, 272 YDS, 1 TD
Rushing Rhamondre Stevenson 18 CAR, 97 YDS
Receiving Marvin Mims 7 REC, 101 YDS, 1 TD
Iowa State Passing Brock Purdy 27–40, 322 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT
Rushing Breece Hall 23 CAR, 79 YDS, 2 TD
Receiving Xavier Hutchinson 10 REC, 114 YDS

Vs. No, 25 Oregon (Fiesta Bowl)

#25 Oregon Ducks (4–2) vs. #10 Iowa State Cyclones (8–3)
Period 1 2 34Total
No. 25 Oregon 7 10 0017
No. 10 Iowa State 7 21 3334

at State Farm StadiumGlendale, AZ

  • Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Light Clouds • Temperature: 60 (roof open)
  • Game attendance: 0 (family only)
  • Referee: David Smith
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Dave Pasch, Mike Golic
  • Pregame line: Iowa State -4½
Game information
First Quarter
  • (7:24) ISU – Breece Hall 1 Yd Run (Connor Assaley Kick) (15 plays, 75 yards, 7:36; ISU 7–0)
  • (4:14) UO – Anthony Brown 6 Yd Run (Henry Katleman Kick) (7 plays, 73 yards, 3:10; Tied 7–7)
Second Quarter
  • (10:58) ISU – Charlie Kolar 14 Yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley Kick) (14 plays, 69 yards, 8:16; ISU 14–7)
  • (3:17) UO – Anthony Brown 16 Yd Run (Henry Katleman Kick) (9 plays, 98 yards, 3:21; Tied 14–14)
  • (1:44) ISU – Brock Purdy 1 Yd Run (Connor Assaley Kick) (6 plays, 75 yards, 1:33; ISU 21–14)
  • (1:27) ISU – Breece Hall 1 Yd Run (Connor Assaley Kick) (3 plays, 27 yards, 0:17; ISU 28–14)
  • (0:13) UO – Henry Katleman 47 Yd Field Goal (8 plays, 48 yards, 1:14; ISU 28–17)
Third Quarter
  • (6:30) ISU – Connor Assalley 33 Yd Field Goal (4 plays, -2 yards, 1:33; ISU 31–17)
Fourth Quarter
  • (6:11) ISU – Connor Assalley 39 Yd Field Goal (13 plays, 55 yards, 7:33; ISU 34–17)
Statistics UO ISU
First downs 17 25
Total yards 312 384
Rushes/yards 86 228
Passing yards 226 156
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 21-28-1 20-29-0
Time of possession 17:12 42:48
Team Category Player Statistics
Oregon Passing Anthony Brown 12–19, 147 YDS
Rushing Travis Dye 8 CAR, 52 YDS
Receiving Johnny Johnson III 4 REC, 41 YDS
Iowa State Passing Brock Purdy 20–29, 156 YDS, 1 TD
Rushing Breece Hall 34 CAR, 136 YDS, 2 TD
Receiving Charlie Kolar 5 REC, 53 YDS, 1 TD

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking ██ Decrease in ranking
— = Not ranked RV = Received votes
Week
PollPre12345678910111213141516Final
AP23RV242017231717171512108129
Coaches25RV242018221716161512118129
CFPNot released1397610Not released

Awards and honors

All-American Honors
Player Selection
Offense
Breece Hall (AFCA, AP, Athletic, CBS, ESPN, FWAA, Phil Steele, TSN, USAT, WCFF)
Defense
JaQuan Bailey (FWAA, Phil Steele)
Mike Rose (Athletic, Phil Steele, USAT)

Iowa State led all Big 12 schools with nine All-Big 12 first team players.[12][13]

All-Big 12
Player Selection
Offense
Brock Purdy Coaches-1; Media-2
Breece Hall Coaches-1; Media-1
Xavier Hutchinson Coaches-1; Media-2
Charlie Kolar Coaches-1; Media-1
Colin Newell Coaches-1; Media-2
Chase Allen Coaches-2
Derek Schweiger Coaches-2; Media-2
Darrell Simmons Coaches-HM
Dylan Soehner Coaches-HM
Defense
JaQuan Bailey Coaches-1; Media-1
Will McDonald IV Coaches-1
Mike Rose Coaches-1; Media-1
Greg Eisworth Coaches-1; Media-2
Jake Hummel Coaches-HM
Anthony Johnson Jr. Coaches-HM
Tayvonn Kyle Coaches-HM
Isaiah Lee Coaches-HM
Eyioma Uwazurike Coaches-HM
Lawrence White Coaches-HM
Special Teams
Kene Nwangwu Coaches-HM

Hall was a unanimous selection.

Individual Awards
Player Award
Matt Campbell Chuck Neinas Big 12 Coach of the Year
AP Big 12 Coach of the Year
Breece Hall Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year
AP Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year
Mike Rose Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year
AP Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year
Xavier Hutchinson Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year
Isheem Young Big 12 Defensive Co-Freshman of the Year

Honorable Mention for Individual Big 12 Awards: JaQuan Bailey (Defensive Lineman of the Year), Latrell Bankston (Defensive Newcomer of the Year), Colin Newell (Offensive Lineman of the Year), Darrell Simmons (Offensive Freshman of the Year) and Rory Walling (Special Teams Player of the Year).

Weekly Awards
Player Award Date Awarded
JaQuan Bailey Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week September 28, 2020
Breece Hall Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week October 5, 2020
Breece Hall Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week October 26, 2020
Breece Hall Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week November 9, 2020
Mike Rose Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week November 9, 2020
Latrell Bankston Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week November 30, 2020
Brock Purdy Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week December 7, 2020

Players drafted into the NFL

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
4 119 Kene Nwangwu RB Minnesota Vikings

TV ratings

Opponent Outlet Viewers Rating
Louisiana ESPN 1.68M 1.0
@ TCU FS1 346K 0.19
Oklahoma ABC 3.71M 2.1
Texas Tech ABC 1.38M 0.9
@ Oklahoma State FOX 2.81M 1.6
@ Kansas FS1 247K 0.14
Baylor FS1 487K 0.28
Kansas State FOX 1.98M 1.15
@ Texas ABC 3.57M 2.1
West Virginia ESPN 1.22M 0.7
vs. Oklahoma ABC 2.99M 1.8
vs. Oregon ESPN 6.68M 3.8

All totals via Sports Media Watch.[14] Streaming numbers not included. † - Data not available.

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