INJURY UPDATE: Kempt “day to day,” Ryen should play

Nov 4, 2017; Morgantown, WV, USA; Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Kyle Kempt (17) passes the ball during the second quarter against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

AMES — Who will be Iowa State’s starting quarterback Saturday at Baylor?

Stay tuned.

Cyclones coach Matt Campbell said Monday that starter Kyle Kempt, who left Saturday’s 49-42 loss to Oklahoma State before halftime and didn’t return, is “day to day right now.”

“He was able to run around yesterday,” Campbell said of Kempt, who is dealing with a shoulder issue. “Didn’t throw the ball yesterday, but it’s nothing to where it needs surgery or anything that’s going to be an extended period of time, which is obviously great for Kyle and certainly great for us. We’ll kind of handle that here day to day. Probably by the time we meet on Wednesday I’ll have a lot more information for you.”

Zeb Noland stepped in Saturday and completed 17 of 28 passes for 263 yards.

He’s obviously the go-to guy at quarterback in Waco if Kempt needs more time to recover.

“I think real positive for us and our football program to be able to have a guy like Zeb be able to step in and do that for us,” Campbell said.

ISU’s coach also provided an update on receiver Trever Ryen, who was knocked out of Saturday’s game in the second half.

The Oklahoma State defender was called for targeting and a woozy Ryen didn’t return to the game after the hit.

“Trever will be ready to go,” said Campbell, who added that Ryen likely would have returned if the hit had occurred earlier in the game. “I don’t see him not being prepared to play in this game. He practiced yesterday, which was great to see.”


Rob Gray


Rob, an Ames native, joined Cyclone Fanatic in August, 2014 after nearly a decade and a half of working at Iowa's two largest newspapers. He spent 10 years at the Des Moines Register and, after a brief stint in public relations, joined the Cedar Rapids Gazette as an Iowa State correspondent three years ago. Rob specializes in feature stories for CF.