Iowa State Football: 3 bold predictions vs. TCU in Week 4

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1. Brock Purdy gains 400 total yards

There’s no secret that Brock Purdy struggled against Louisiana’s defense and was never able to gain momentum. His passes appeared to be off target multiple times and trended in the direction of overthrowing his receivers with big-play potential. Purdy finished with 145 yards and one interception.

No one is more determined to have a better second game than Purdy who is known as one of the best quarterbacks in the country. Bad games happen to the great ones, but it’s always the bounce back game that determines how good they are.

Purdy has TCU’s number as last season, he exploded for one of his best games of his collegiate career. In Iowa State’s 49-24 win to the Horned Frogs last year, Purdy threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns while also adding 102 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in the process.

TCU is only returning one starter in the secondary and four total in the defense, it should be a great way to Purdy to gain his confidence back. This is TCU’s first game of their season after the SMU opener was postponed and need a fast start. They’re facing a quarterback who’s ready for redemption.

With Purdy’s arm and mobility, he could be in for a big day on Saturday. 400 total yards of offense is not out of the realm of possibility especially since an inexperienced defense has to play one of the best quarterbacks in college football.