Iowa State running back David Montgomery has played a crucial role in the Cyclones’ resurgence this season. The sophomore from Cincinnati, Ohio has rushed for 838 yards and 8 touchdowns this season.
Montgomery is fast, and that, combined with his physicality, has been the key to his success in 2017.
Through nine games, Montgomery has forced the most missed tackles of any FBS running back in the nation. Montgomery has made defenders miss 76 times this season — 60 times on rushes and 16 times on receptions, according to Pro Football Focus.
Counting down the FBS leaders in most total missed tackles forced on both runs and receptions – with a firm grip at the top of this list is Iowa State's David Montgomery. pic.twitter.com/tUFK9HwS4J
— PFF College Football (@PFF_College) November 9, 2017
Montgomery rushed for a season-high 3 touchdowns against Kansas on Oct. 14. He recorded a season-high 164 rushing yards in a win at Texas Tech one week later on Oct. 21.
Montgomery and the No. 24 Cyclones will face their third-straight ranked opponent on Saturday when No. 15 Oklahoma State pays a visit to Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. CT on ESPN2 and ABC by region.
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