Jeff Woody

Iowa State’s upset win over then second-ranked Oklahoma State in last season is the focus of a promotional campaign this fall for the football team.

Runningback Jeff Woody scored the winning touchdown in overtime against the Cowboys, and although they won that game and went on to a bowl game, Woody says they haven’t arrived at where they want to be yet.

“We were predicted to (have) three wins by most of the major polls, so I would say arrived isn’t the right term,” Woody says. Woody says this year will be the same as last and the predictions about wins won’t matter.

“What we believe our team is is gonna be reflected in how we play the season,” Woody says, “like we have the past three seasons, we’ll take the goals we have set and kind of not listen to everyone else.” Those goals are to be in every game and to compete for the conference title.

“We want to be at team that contends and we don’t want to be one upset and the rest of them are just forgettable games. We want to be a winning championship team instead of just one week a year,” according to Woody.

The junior from Southeast Polk will be one of several backs involved in the Cyclone offense. He see himself getting the call when they need tough yards.

Woody says he is 45 bigger than any of the other backs and his body type is conducive to wearing down the defense and getting the tough short yards. “Alot of what I do is very different than what those guys provide, which is where I think my niche is,” Woody explains. They Cyclones open the season at home September first against Tulsa.