Injury news mostly positive after OSU loss

Other than the final score, of course, word out of Stillwater regarding injuries is mostly positive tonight.

Star safety Kamari Cotton-Moya did not play in Iowa State’s 38-31 loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday. Wide receiver Trever Ryen went down with an apparent ankle injury in the third quarter and Allen Lazard took a huge hit from and OSU defender on the final play of the game.

It’s hard to tell how seriously we should take Campbell’s postgame injury comments because let’s face it; coaches aren’t exactly the most trustworthy creatures when it comes to such a topic.

Ryen’s injury looked pretty bad on TV though and fears of a concussion cluttered my mind after watching Lazard take that hit.

Iowa State’s defense played surprisingly well without Cotton-Moya – its best player – in the lineup.

If the Cyclones can pick themselves up again after another devastating loss, there is a major opportunity on the horizon for Iowa State’s improving offense to continue to produce.

Texas – Iowa State’s next opponent (6 p.m. next Saturday on – gave up 7.8 yards per play (and 672 yards) in Saturday’s 45-40 loss to Oklahoma.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football’s postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines’ top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO.

Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio.

When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.