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Purdy named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week

Dec 5, 2020; Ames, Iowa, USA; Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy (15) rushes in for a touchdown as Iowa State running back Breece Hall (28) celebrates behind him during their football game at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday. Iowa State takes a 21-0 lead over West Virginia into halftime. Mandatory Credit: Brian Powers-USA TODAY Sports

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

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week for his outstanding performance against West Virginia on Saturday.

Purdy was sensational in helping Iowa State clinch first place in the Big 12 regular-season standings and a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game for the first time in school history.

Purdy was precise and elite in the 42-6 win over West Virginia, completing 87.0 percent (20-of-23) of his passes, the second-best single-game completion rate in school history. He also accounted for four touchdowns, three through the air and one by rush, the sixth time in his career he’s been responsible for four or more touchdowns in a game.

Purdy threw for 247 yards and rushed for 38 yards. 

The Gilbert, Ariz., native is 70-of-91 (76.9 pct.) for 903 yards and 10 touchdowns and zero interceptions in his last 14 quarters.

Purdy also set or tied two school records in the win. His rushing touchdown gave him 17 in his career, tying the school mark for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback.

Purdy has now led Iowa State to 22 victories, the winningest quarterback in school history.

He owns or shares 25 school records.

Jared Stansbury

administrator

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.