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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Iowa State will be missing defensive backs Kamari Cotton-Moya and Evrett Edwards for the Liberty Bowl against No. 19 Memphis on Saturday.
Iowa State athletic department spokesman Mike Green says Edwards was ineligible for the game and Cotton-Moya was suspended for a violation of team rules. The reason for Edwards' ineligibility wasn't specified.
Both players are fifth-year seniors, effectively ending their college careers.
Cotton-Moya has recorded 250 career tackles, including 60 this season. He has a team-high three interceptions this season. Edwards has 51 tackles this season.
Their absence hampers an Iowa State defense trying to limit a Memphis team that averages 47.7 points.