Brock Purdy receivers numerous national honors after big performance in Stillwater

Oct 6, 2018; Stillwater, OK, USA; Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy (15) scrambles against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the first quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State Athletic Communications.

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State true freshman QB Brock Purdy earned a number of national awards after his impressive performance in Iowa State’s 48-42 victory over No. 25 Oklahoma State in Stillwater on Saturday.

He was named CBS Sports National Freshman of the Week, Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, a Star of the Week by the Manning Award and tabbed a Davey O’Brien Award Great 8 performer.

Seeing his first significant amount of snaps, Purdy responded with an incredible debut, tallying 402 yards of total offense (318 passing, 84 rushing) en route to the 8th-best single-game total offense effort in school history. He completed 18 of his 23 passes.

A native of Gilbert, Ariz., Purdy accounted for five touchdowns in the game, four by pass and one by rush. His four passing touchdowns ties for the third-best single-game total in Iowa State history and all of them were strikes of 20 yards or longer.

Purdy’s 29-yard touchdown run is the longest rush of the season by a Cyclone and his 60-yard touchdown pass to Tarique Milton in the fourth quarter is the longest play from scrimmage by ISU this season.

Purdy entered the game after the first series with the Cyclones trailing 7-0. His poise and performance helped the Cyclones claim their third-straight win over a ranked team on the road.

Purdy’s only other action was two snaps in the Akron game.

Jared Stansbury


Jared is in his seventh year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as a full-time staff writer in May 2016. He took over as the site's managing editor in January 2020. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.