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Purdy named Big 12 offensive player of the week

Nov 23, 2019; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy (15) celebrates after a touchdown against the Kansas Jayhawks at Jack Trice Stadium. The Cyclones beat the Jayhawks 41 to 31. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications.

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State sophomore quarterback Brock Purdy was named the Big 12’s Offensive Player of the Week, announced today by the league office.

It’s Purdy’s second weekly honor by the Big 12 this season, winning offensive player of the week accolades after the ULM game.

Purdy was sensational in guiding the Cyclones to their second-straight fourth-quarter comeback victory in a win over Kansas (41-31).

A native of Gilbert, Ariz., Purdy threw for 372 yards (29-42) and four touchdowns, and had a rushing touchdown in the victory. It marked the third time this season Purdy was responsible for five or more touchdowns in a game.

The Cyclones were down by three points heading into the fourth quarter, but Purdy got hot in the final stanza, completing all 10 pass attempts for 135 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for a TD in the final quarter to secure the win.

His 372 passing yards is the 11th-best single-game effort in school history and increased his school record season total of 300-yard passing games to six. 

Purdy set the following season school records in the game: passing yards (3,575), completions (280), total offense (3,843) and consecutive games with a touchdown pass (11).

Purdy, who is a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award, ranks in the top-four nationally in the following categories: completions (3rd, 25.5), passing yardage (4th, 325.0) and total offense (4th, 349.4).

Jared Stansbury

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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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