Football

JaQuan Bailey named Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Sep 22, 2018; Ames, IA, USA; Akron Zips offensive lineman Trevor Brown (59) beats Iowa State Cyclones defensive end JaQuan Bailey (3) to the fumble recovery at Jack Trice Stadium. The Cyclones beat the Zips 26 to 13. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

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

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State junior defensive end JaQuan Bailey was named Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week after his performance in Iowa State’s 30-14 win over No. 6 West Virginia on Saturday.

A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Bailey spearheaded a dominating defensive effort, limiting the previously unbeaten Mountaineers to just seven offensive points and 152 yards of total offense, their lowest output in 23 years.

Bailey had two of ISU’s school-record-tying seven sacks, as the Cyclones boast back-to-back seven-sack games. Bailey also was instrumental in helping the Cyclones register a safety late in the fourth quarter, forcing a holding call with the quarterback in the end zone.

Bailey ranks third in the Big 12 in TFL (9.5) and fourth in sacks (4.5). His career 15.0 sacks ties for fourth in school history.

It marks the second week in a row a Cyclone earned the honor. Safety Braxton Lewis was the recipient last week.

Jared Stansbury

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