Oct 1, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones defensive back Kamari Cotton-Moya (5) forces Baylor Bears wide receiver Lynx Hawthorne (7) out of bounds at Jack Trice Stadium. The Bears beat the Cyclones 45-42. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports
Senior safety Kamari Cotton-Moya’s status for Saturday’s game against Akron is still unknown, according to Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell.
The preseason All-Big 12 honoree left last weekend’s loss to Iowa during the third quarter due to an elbow injury.
“I think still day-to-day,” Campbell said after practice Wednesday night. “I think we’ll know a lot more by the time we get to Saturday. I expect to see him at least give it a try, but we’ll see where we’re at by the time we get to Saturday.”
Cotton-Moya has recorded 11 tackles and an interception so far this season.
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Azunna’s working his way back
Redshirt freshman defensive back Arnold Azunna has started working his way back into action after being sidelined the first two weeks of the season with a high ankle sprain.
The Mansfield, Texas native has been a backup cornerback for the majority of his time with the Cyclones, but is yet to see collegiate action.
“Arnold’s kind of one of those guys who had a high ankle sprain coming out of camp,” Campbell said. “Finally, starting to get back to health a little and kind of trying to find his way a little bit in terms of where does he fit. How can he help this football team. Trying to compete to get a spot.”
It is unknown at this point whether or not Azunna will be available for this weekend’s game.