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...

The Sunday After: Kansas State

Nov 25, 2017; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats running back Justin Silmon (32) runs by Iowa State Cyclones safety Kamari Cotton-Moya (5) and several other Cyclones defenders during the third quarter of a game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The Wildcats...

The Sunday After: Baylor

Nov 18, 2017; Waco, TX, USA; Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Zeb Noland (4) throws a pass against the Baylor Bears at McLane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports A little different perspective today. A bit more personal if you will indulge me. ...

The Sunday (?) After: Oklahoma State

Nov 11, 2017; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones running back David Montgomery (32) runs the football against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the third quarter at Jack Trice Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Cyclones 49-42. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY S...

JORDAN: Armchair offense

Nov 4, 2017; Morgantown, WV, USA; Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Kyle Kempt (17) hands the ball off to Iowa State Cyclones running back David Montgomery (32) during the third quarter against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credi...

The Sunday After: West Virginia

Nov 4, 2017; Morgantown, WV, USA; Iowa State Cyclones running back David Montgomery (32) runs the ball during the third quarter against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports A little different approach...