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NOTEBOOK: Sean Foster’s perseverance helps drive ISU’s growth on the O-line

Sep 12, 2020; Ames, Iowa, USA; Iowa State Cyclones offensive lineman Sean Foster (75) blocks Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns linebacker Chauncey Manac (17) at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports The shoutout initially seemed odd. One name stood out prominently when Iowa State star defensive end JaQuan Bailey thanked numerous teammates and coaches …
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NOTEBOOK: JaQuan Bailey smashes sacks record, Joe Scates shows big-play ability and more

Iowa State defensive end JaQuan Bailey forced and recovered a fumble in Saturday’s win at TCU. Photo courtesy Russell Luna/Iowa State University Athletics Communications JaQuan Bailey tried to deflect credit. It was a nice gesture from Iowa State’s now stand-alone all-time sacks king, but the senior defensive end deserved full credit for his backfield blow-ups …
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IN GOOD HANDS: ISU star linebacker Mike Rose’s clutch interception sets stage to seal win at TCU

Sep 26, 2020; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Iowa State Cyclones linebacker Mike Rose (23) and linebacker O’Rien Vance (34) react to an interception in the fourth quarter against the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports  Iowa State star linebacker Mike Rose’s outstretched and overturned left hand grazed …
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NO PANIC: The Cyclones’ penchant for bouncing back helps buoy hopes for Big 12 opener

Sep 12, 2020; Ames, Iowa, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Matt Campbell watches the clock expire after his team lost to the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns at Jack Trice Stadium. The Ragin Cajuns beat the Cyclones 31 to 14. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports The confidence and determination oozed through the speakers.  A hint …
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NOTEBOOK: ISU’s D-line play one of a handful of bright spots in 31-14 season-opening loss

Sep 12, 2020; Ames, Iowa, USA; Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns running back Trey Ragas (9) is tackled by Iowa State Cyclones defensive lineman Joshua Bailey (90) at Jack Trice Stadium. The Ragin Cajuns beat the Cyclones 31 to 14. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports Dissecting game video of Iowa State’s season-opening loss to Louisiana provided …
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ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla on a “golden era” at Iowa State, Steve Prohm and a possible bounceback season

Fran Fraschilla laughs as he recalls the memory. The longtime ESPN college basketball analyst and commentator — and Big 12 guru — said there’s no place like Hilton Coliseum when Iowa State is reviving from life support and the crowd roars, the building seems to shake and a seismic shift is occurring. “I love Allen …
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NOTEBOOK: Purdy not in “rhythm,” Kolar, Downing injury updates and more

Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy throws a pass in Saturday’s 31-14 loss to Louisiana. Photo credit: Russell Luna/Iowa State University Athletics Communications AMES — There were five or six drops, a couple of missed pass interference calls and no big plays. But Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy placed the blame for a lackluster passing game …
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GRAY: Ragin’ Cajuns show “utter domination” over ISU in season opener

AMES — Utter domination. In those two words — and what they represented — all the hope that infused No. 23 Iowa State’s season opener Saturday against talented, but unranked Louisiana, vanished into ether.  The final score: Ragin’ Cajuns 31, Cyclones 14.  The stark reality for Iowa State: Louisiana used both explosive plays and grind-it-out …
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A “100%” Dylan Soehner could mean even more production from ISU’s tight ends room

Nov 9, 2019; Norman, OK, USA; Iowa State Cyclones tight end Dylan Soehner (89) celebrates with wide receiver Sean Shaw Jr. (2) after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Don’t sleep on Dylan Soehner. Iowa State football …