Iowa State’s Purdy Has A Record Setting Day In Blow-out Win
You could say Brock Purdy and the Cyclones had a "purdy" good day on Saturday! (like Brock's never heard that one before...lol)
The Cyclones completed their pre-conference part of the schedule by taking the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks to the proverbial "wood shed" Saturday, at Jack Trice Stadium. Iowa State sent them back south with their "spears" between their legs in a 72-20 blowout! Leading the way, was ISU sophomore QB Brock Purdy. For his outstanding efforts, he was named the Big 12's Offensive Player of the Week! A native of Gilbert, Arizona, Purdy had a record-setting day breaking the school record for total offense in a game (510), throwing for 435 yards and rushing for 75.
Purdy's 510 yards of total offense is the fourth-best effort in FBS this season and his career-high 435 passing yards fell just five yards shy of the ISU school mark.
Purdy accounted for six touchdowns in the game (three rushing, three passing), tying the school record for touchdowns responsible in a game. He is the first player in Big 12 history to have over 400 yards passing with three rushing TDs and three passing TDs. Purdy had touchdown strikes of 73 and 84 yards and did all of his damage in just three quarters.
Purdy currently ranks in the top-11 nationally in the following categories: total offense (4th, 362.3), passing yardage (7th, 329.7) and completions per game (11th, 25.0).
Iowa State starts their Big 12 season on the road at Waco, Texas vs. the Baylor Bears this Saturday, September 28th. The game kicks-off at 2:30pm and will air on ESPN.