Iowa State Football: Quenton Bundrage Wins Most Outstanding Newcomer Award

Oct 20, 2012; Stillwater OK, USA; Iowa State Cyclones wide receiver Quenton Bundrage (9) runs for yardage against Oklahoma State Cowboys cornerback Justin Gilbert (4) during the first quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Rowe-USA TODAY Sports

The Iowa State Cyclones gave freshman wide receiver Quenton Bundrage their own Dury Moss Award, congratulating him on a great debut season with the football team.

The Dury Moss Award is voted on by the Cyclone team after every season, given to the most outstanding individual that impacted the team during their first season. Other winners of the award include Kirby Van Der Kamp, Scott Stephenson, and Todd Blythe.

Bundrage had 20 catches for 232 yards and scored two touchdowns. His best game came against the Oklahoma State Cowboys, where he picked up a long reception early in the game. He totaled four catches for 62 yards.

One touchdown was scored in the game against the Texas Longhorns and the other in the regular season finale against the West Virginia Mountaineers. Unfortunately, the Cyclones lost all three of those games.

What exactly is the Dury Moss Award? It’s named after Durwood “Dury” Moss, the Cyclones’ quarterback from 1914-1915. He was one of the early greats in the history of Iowa State football, back when they were in the Missouri Valley and known as “Iowa State College.”

Here is an excerpt from an article at Cyclones.com detailing the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes in 1915:

On Saturday, Nov. 13, the Cyclones rode a special interurban car to Iowa City, where 1,000 Iowa State students had come from Ames on a special train to greet them.  A crowd of over 11,000 fans had gathered for the fourth Homecoming game in the history of the University of Iowa.  Iowa was a 7-point favorite as the two schools met for the 17th time, on a “beautiful afternoon for football.” Pictures of the game include the image of fans who had climbed trees and telephone poles outside the Iowa field to watch the game without paying. That risk would cost one climber his life when he slipped and fell to the ground during the game.

The game on the gridiron was all Iowa State.  ISC silenced its critics with a convincing 16-0 victory.  The Cyclones, aided by Hawkeye Iowa turnovers, outgained the Hawkeyes 267-216 to push their record to 5-2.

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