Cyclone Country by Rob Gray

Cyclone running game finally finds its footing with Wimberly

AUSTIN, Texas — For Aaron Wimberly, it just felt like a matter of time. Sooner or later, Iowa State’s running game would produce in the way the players and coaches — and certainly fans — expected it to.

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Cyclones let one slip away against Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Standing on the Iowa State sidelineswith less than half a minute left in a tied game, Coach Paul Rhoads liked his team's odds to reach overtime.

ISU sent its defense back onto the field after knotting up the score 45- [...]

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Cyclone 2-minute drill: The Texas Longhorns


Iowa State has struggled in the running game all season, but finally got a bit more production against Toledo from running back DeVondrick Nealy. The athletic front-seven of Texas can physically impose [...]

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Cyclones moving on from controversial Texas ending

AMES — Outside of the Iowa State football program, everybody talks about last year’s controversial ending in the Cyclones loss to Texas.

The Cyclone players, frankly, are tired of it and ready to turn the page.

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Niang, ISU set sights on Kansas

KANSAS CITY — Every time he hears it, Georges Niang can feel it sting a little bit.

When he was at a camp this summer and the streak of 10 consecutive Big 12 regular season titles by Kansas was brought up. It wasn’t nece [...]

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ISU safety Cotton-Moya growing up as part of young secondary

AMES — Watching film on Sunday following a win over Toledo, Iowa State football players and coaches couldn’t help but laugh at one play.

On a fourth quarter field goal attempt by the Rockets, ISU red-shirt freshman safet [...]

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Rhoads pleased with ISU’s second-half ‘line in the sand’

AMES — It was evident to Paul Rhoads how different the energy level of his team was in the second half of Iowa State’s win Saturday. At his news conference Monday, Rhoads said it changed not because ISU coaches got after guys [...]

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Montgomery breaks through for Cyclones

AMES — It wasn’t quite how D’Vario Montgomery pictured his season would go, but he hopes his performance in Iowa State’s 37-30 win Saturday against Toledo is the start of becoming a weapon for the ISU offense.

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Richardson lights up Toledo, Cyclones win

AMES — The feeling had been itching at him for a long time.

ISU junior quarterback Sam Richardson entered Saturday’s game against Toledo with a goose egg in the win column as the starting quarterback at Jack Trice Stadium. So w [...]

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Cyclones fighting to stay confident

AMES — There are a lot of challenges Paul Rhoads must face day to day as a head coach of a Division I program.

But in a season where the wins haven’t come often, there’s another item to add to his to-do list [...]

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Cyclone 2-minute drill: The Toledo Rockets


Iowa State saw a slight uptick in its rushing attack in the loss to Oklahoma State and the Cyclones leading rusher was finally someone not named Sam Richardson. Aaron Wimberly netted 44 yards and aver [...]

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Rapid growth for Cyclones’ Campos

AMES — When Jake Campos evaluated his play after Iowa State’s loss to Oklahoma State, it was unmistakable.

He saw exponential growth in his performance.

The red-shirt freshman made his first career start against Ka [...]

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Big 12 hands Pollard largest fine in league history

AMES — Roughly 48 hours after making comments aboutg the officiating in Iowa State’s 37-20 loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday, ISU athletics director Jamie Pollard was reprimanded.

The Big 12 Conference fined Pollard $25 [...]

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Cyclone 2-Minute Drill: Oklahoma State


It’s been no secret in Ames this week that Iowa State’s rushing attack leaves a lot of be desired. Quarterback Sam Richardson has been the Cyclones’ leading rusher and against Baylor [...]

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Cyclone lineman Burton facing hometown team

AMES — The routine was the same for Daniel Burton most weekends in the fall as he was growing up in Oklahoma City.

He’d play football on Friday nights for Putnam City North, wake up early on Saturday mornings and make th [...]

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