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Iowa State QB Zeb Noland transferring to North Dakota State

Former Iowa State quarterback Zeb Noland announced Wednesday he is transferring to North Dakota State. (Scott Morgan/Freelance)
Former Iowa State quarterback Zeb Noland announced Wednesday he is transferring to North Dakota State. (Scott Morgan/Freelance)

Former Iowa State quarterback Zeb Noland has found a new home.

The redshirt sophomore tweeted Wednesday that he is transferring to FCS power North Dakota State. NDSU has won five of the last six national titles and will play for another next month against Eastern Washington.

Noland announced in October that he was leaving the Cyclones after losing the starting job to freshman Brock Purdy.


Noland took over for Kyle Kempt when Kempt went down with a knee injury during a 13-3 loss to Iowa on Sept. 8. Noland started three games for Iowa State this season. He went 1-2 as a starter, beating Akron and losing to Oklahoma and TCU.

Noland got the first series of the Oklahoma State game, but was benched after going three-and-out on the first drive and replaced by Purdy.

Noland completed 63 percent of his passes for 722 yards and four touchdowns. He only threw one interception.

“I want to thank Zeb for his time at Iowa State,” Iowa State Coach Matt Campbell said in a statement released by the school when he announced his intention to transfer on Oct. 29. “He notified me of his decision to transfer in order to find more playing time. I respect Zeb’s decision and we will assist him in his process of finding another school.”

Noland will compete in the Missouri Valley Football Conference with another former Iowa State quarterback. Devon Moore announced last week he is transferring to South Dakota.

Gazette correspondent Ben Visser contributed to this report

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