Matt Campbell

Iowa State coach Matt Campbell expects to see continued growth with the Cyclone program. ISU posted its second straight eight win season after a 28-26 loss to 13th ranked Washington State in the Alamo Bowl and a large number of starters return.

“There are a lot of guys who have played a lot of football in this upcoming senior class that have had a huge impact”, said Campbell. “So I think our leadership has got a chance to be really special.”

Campbell says he will remember this year’s team as “gutsy” after bouncing back from a 1-3 start.

“If you look at the teams that started the season 1-3 around the country and the teams that had the ability to recover like this group did it is really powerful.”