Bill Carey
Tuesday August 21st, 2012

Iowa State upset No. 2 Oklahoma State last season. (Reese Strickland/Getty Images)

Steele Jantz has been named Iowa State's starting quarterback, the school announced on Tuesday.

Jantz, a senior, had split the job with Jared Barnett last season, but he beat out the sophomore this offseason.

Barnett was leading the Cyclones when the team upset then-No. 2 Oklahoma State last season. The win cost Oklahoma State a shot at the national title, and Iowa State fans stormed the field.

But Barnett struggled in the Pinstripe Bowl, and Jantz earned another shot to take back the starting job he had held for the first seven games of last season. "Steele has demonstrated the skill set that I think is ideal for our offense," coach Paul Rhoads said in a statement. "The main point is that we have depth at the quarterback position with two men who led us to a second bowl game appearance in three years."

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