The 2018 Iowa State offense was led by quarterback Kyle Kempt and running back David Montgomery. Kempt threw for 1,870 yards and 15 touchdowns while Montgomery rushed for 1,216 yards and 11 touchdowns. Wide receiver Hakeem Butler was a key contributor as well, catching 60 passes for 1,318 yards and 9 touchdowns. The offense was known for its big-play capability, with Butler and Montgomery both averaging over 15 yards per catch and the team finishing the season with an average of 7.2 yards per play. The offense was balanced and efficient, finishing the season with a scoring average of 28.1 points per game.