Cyclone speedster named Big 12 POW

RVING, Texas – After his 137-yard performance in a win over Tulsa last Thursday, Iowa State junior running back Aaron Wimberly earned Big 12 co-Offensive Player of the Week honors.

The announcement was made by the Big 12 Monday.

Wimberly needed just 19 carries to gain the 137 yards as the Cyclones won their first game of the season following a 38-21 victory over the Golden Hurricane.

His 35-yard run in the first quarter was Iowa State’s longest rush of the year and it set up the Cyclones’ first touchdown of the game. Wimberly also had a 31-yard catch and a 32-yard kickoff return to help give him 200 all-purpose yards in the win.

Wimberly is the first Cyclone to eclipse the 100-yard mark since Shontrelle Johnson did in the season opener against Tulsa last year. It was the first time an Iowa State player had reached 200 all-purpose yards since 2010.

The Cyclones return to Jack Trice Stadium on Thursday when they host Big 12 rival Texas at 6:30 p.m.