Ames, Iowa — Emotions will be running high Friday afternoon when Iowa State closes the regular season at home against TCU.
It will be the final home game for a large senior class that has been part of a turnaround that saw the Cyclones go from 3-9 in Matt Campbell’s first season as head coach to a Fiesta Bowl win following the 2020 season.
That is safety Greg Eisworth who says even though this season’s 6-5 record is disappointing the program is set for long term success.
Eisworth credits the younger players who had to wait longer to get on the field because so many seniors made the decision to return.
ISU quarterback Brock Purdy says the seniors are trying to savor this final home game.
Purdy says the seniors believed in the vision for the program.
Purdy believes the foundation has been set for sustained success.
Leading receiver Xavier Hutchinson was a junior college transfer but has always felt like a valued member of the senior class.
Hutchinson says he felt welcomed on day one.
Hutchinson is proud to be part of a senior class that has led the turnaround.