A win would secure ISU's fifth-consecutive winning season under head coach Brock Spack.
2004 All-Gateway Newcomer Team
2004: Transferred to Illinois State prior to fall camp ... turned around a slow start (four carries, two yards and two fumbles in first four games), to lead the Redbirds in rushing with 866 yards ... ranked No. 48 nationally in rushing yards per game (86.6) ... led the league in rushing for conference games only with 125.2 yards per game ... posted three straight 100-yard games with 151 against Missouri State, 152 at Western Illinois and a career best 222 yards against Youngstown State.
Iowa State 2003: Appeared in all 12 games for the Cyclones on special teams duty.
Iowa State 2002: Finished the campaign with 305 rushing yards, including four touchdowns at Iowa State ... came off the bench against Kansas and garnered 92 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns on 14 carries, all in the fourth quarter ... picked up 30 yards on seven carries and one touchdown against Missouri ... carried four times for 33 yards and a touchdown against Connecticut.
Iowa State 2001: Redshirted ... named the Iowa State Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year.
Plantation HS: Florida Class 6A District 12 first team pick ... second team All-Broward County ... team captain and MVP ... rushed for more than 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior and more than 1,100 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior ... varsity starter for two seasons ... team made the third round of the state playoffs his junior and senior seasons ... team recorded marks of 9-1 his junior year and 8-2 his senior season ... received first team all-district honors in track and field, competing in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and the 4x100 meter relay ... member of the A&B Honor Roll ... coached by Frank Helper.
Data: Born 5-26-83 in Plantation, Fla. ... son of Leon and Estella Thompson ... major: communications.