JAY JORDAN ANALYSIS: Speculative Preview for TCU

In the first five games of the season, Iowa State will face a salty FCS team, the defending champions from the MAC East, their in-state rival and the two championship game participants from the Big 12 (both of whom ISU beat in 2017). There will be no rest for...

JAY JORDAN ANALYSIS: Speculative preview for Akron

Dec 19, 2017; Boca Raton, FL, USA; Akron Zips quarterback Kato Nelson (1) throws a pass against the Florida Atlantic Owls in the 2017 Boca Raton Bowl at FAU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Two of the tougher games on the ISU schedule are behind them in week 4. Akron come...

JAY JORDAN ANALYSIS: Speculative preview for Oklahoma

Apr 14, 2018; Stillwater, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray (1) passes the ball during the spring game at Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Two tough games to start the season. The third game poses the best the team on the...

JAY JORDAN ANALYSIS: Speculative preview for Iowa

Sep 23, 2017; Iowa City, IA, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz (left) and defensive lineman Nathan Bazata (99) and linebacker Josey Jewell (43) and defensive back Miles Taylor (19) and teammates prepare to enter the field before the game against the Penn St...

JAY JORDAN: Post-spring Big 12 power rankings, questions

The 2017 season for the Big 12 saw a stable conference with established quarterbacks. Predicting the outcome of conference play was not difficult with one primary exception -- Iowa State. Iowa State bucked expectations, answered questions, and pulled off upsets...

JAY JORDAN: Liberty Bowl prediction

I analyzed the Memphis offense and defense and have analyzed Iowa State all season. So, I should have a pretty good feel for how the game will play out and who should win. Not so much. This is a toss up in my opinion. Both teams have advantages against the...

ANALYSIS: Scouting the Memphis Defense

The Memphis defense ranked 121st in the country in yards allowed during the regular season at a whopping 475 yards per game. Iowa State only gained more than 475 total yards in two games (Akron and Oklahoma State). Six of the Memphis opponents ranked lower than...

ANALYSIS: Scouting the Memphis offense

Dec 2, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; Memphis Tigers quarterback Riley Ferguson (4) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass to wide receiver Anthony Miller (3) against the UCF Knights at Spectrum Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports Full discl...
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