Iowa State coach Matt Campbell says he is not thinking about next year and wants the Cyclone seniors to experience success in the final few weeks of the season. The Cyclones are on the road this week to play Kansas in a battle of teams still in search of their first Big-12 victory.
“I’m not playing for next year”, said Campbell. “I’m playing for right now. We are not quitting on those seniors and I want to do everything in my power to give those guys an opportunity to win each and everyone of their remaining football games.”
Both the Cyclones and Jayhawks are 1-8 overall and Kansas may have a different starting quarterback. Montell Cozart left Saturday’s 48-21 loss to West Virginia with concussion-like symptoms in the third quarter and redshirt freshman Carter Stanley led the Jayhawks to three second half touchdowns.
“He was ready to play and that was what I was most impressed with”, said Kansas coach David Beaty. “Montell is concussion protocol right now and we will continue to get them all ready to go and whoever gives us the best chance to win will be the guy.”