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Iowa State’s Purdy on CFPA National Performer of the Year Midseason watch list

This news story was published on November 6, 2018.
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – Iowa State true freshman QB Brock Purdy is one of 32 players on the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Midseason National Performer of the Year watch list.

All FBS players are eligible for the award and the winner will be announced on Jan. 9, 2019.

A native of Gilbert, Ariz., Purdy has jumpstarted Iowa State’s offense in the last four games, leading the Cyclones to four-straight victories, including two over ranked opponents.

Purdy is averaging 271.3 yards passing, 320.5 yards of total offense and is completing 66.3 percent of his passes since taking over signal-calling duties.

The rookie has accounted for 13 of Iowa State’s 18 touchdowns in the last four games, including 12 through the air to break ISU’s freshman mark.

Purdy, who is second on the team in rushing with 196 yards, has tossed two or more touchdowns and thrown for over 250 yards in each of the last four games.

Purdy broke out in his debut, helping the Cyclones defeat No. 25 Oklahoma State, 48-42, with 402 yards of total offense and four touchdown passes.

He’s won or shared Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors in three of the last four games.

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