Stay tuned to see how much David Montgomery plays on Saturday.
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STILLWATER, Okla. — Iowa State’s struggling offense will likely be without one of its biggest playmakers Saturday.
Star running back David Montgomery is not expected to play Saturday against No. 21 Oklahoma State.
Montgomery traveled to Oklahoma but was not suited up for pregame warmups. He left last week’s loss in the fourth quarter with what Cyclones coach Matt Campbell called an upper arm injury. Campbell said Montgomery also was injured in Iowa State’s first game of the season against South Dakota State.
Montgomery has endured a slow start to the season, rushing for 334 yards on 82 carries in four games. But he’s coming off one of his best games of the season when he rushed for 101 yards and one touchdown.
Even with Montgomery, Iowa State’s offense has struggled mightily, averaging just 17.5 points per game, good for last among Big 12 Conference teams. Montgomery, a junior, was expected to lead the offense this season after rushing for 1,146 yards in 2017.
Sheldon Croney Jr., Johnnie Lang, Kene Nwangwu and Mike Warren are all listed as possible backups to Montgomery.
Lang has rushed for 24 yards on just eight carries. Croney has run for 20 yards on 10 carries. Nwangwu has five carries for 13 yards. Warren has yet to play in a game this season.
Source: Des Moines Register