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Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy holds the offensive player of the game award after the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 2 in Glendale, Ariz. Iowa State won 34-17. Content Exchange

AMES, Iowa — In 2017, Iowa State coach Matt Campbell talked a lot about that senior class laying the foundation for the future of Iowa State football.

It was the Allen Lazard class, who was the best receiver in Iowa State history. It was the Joel Lanning class, who switched from quarterback to linebacker and became an All American. It was the Kyle Kempt class, who was a third-string, walk-one Junior College transfer who took over at quarterback and led the Cyclones to the Liberty Bowl.

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