Iowa State Cyclones

OSU speed to test Cyclones

AMES — As Paul Rhoads sat down to watch film in preparation for Iowa State’s next game — a road contest against Oklahoma State — his first note to himself was quickly evident.

“They run very well, ve [...]

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Cyclone rushing attack sputters in loss to Baylor

AMES — Through five weeks and four games, Iowa State continues to search for answers in its rushing attack.

The Cyclones rushed for 127 yards as a team in a 49-28 loss to No. 7 Baylor on Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium. But take away [...]

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Cyclone 2-minute Drill: Baylor Bears


Iowa State has yet to find an identity in the running game, ranking last in the Big 12 in rushing yards per game (96.3). Baylor has been very effective at stopping the run, allowing just 64.3 yards pe [...]

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Petty leads ‘amazing’ Baylor attack into Jack Trice

AMES — When Paul Rhoads looks at what Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty does on the football field, one word jumps to him before all others: accuracy.

As the starting quarterback for the Bears (3-0) last season, Petty threw for 4, [...]

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Cyclones’ Meyers ‘getting the hang of’ defensive tackle

AMES — Mitchell Meyers was caught off guard when he got the news.

The sophomore walked into the Bergstrom Football Complex on Sunday before the Cyclones’ game against Iowa ready to begin another week of practice as a def [...]

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Cyclones need points in bunches to keep up with Baylor

AMES — With offensive-juggernaut Baylor on the horizon, Paul Rhoads walked into his news conference Monday well aware of the challenges his team faces Saturday.

When he was asked how many points his team most likely would have [...]

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Receiver Medders steps up for ISU

AMES — When Brett Medders stepped foot on the bus to head back to Ames after last Saturday’s Cy-Hawk game, he let all of his emotions out.

He just had to.

It hasn’t been the easiest road for the junior wide [...]

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ISU Notebook: Cyclones take home weekly hardware

AMES — Just a couple days after taking the Cy-Hawk trophy home to Ames for its win against Iowa, Iowa State nearly swept the individual Big 12 weekly awards.

Sophomore kicker Cole Netten was named the Big 12 Special Teams Playe [...]

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ISU’s Gannon: “I realized football wasn’t the problem”

AMES — Jacob Gannon thought he was done with football. He felt the stress and pressure playing the game he loved had resulted in a panic attack and the healthy thing to do was to walk away from the team.

Gannon learned it was s [...]

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Halftime thoughts: Iowa 14, Iowa State 3


1. Of all the football coaches at any level on this planet, the least-likely to go for a first down on a 4th-and-8 at the opponent's 16 with a 7-3 second-quarter lead is ...

It apparently isn't the guy who did it. Kirk Ferentz sa [...]

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Redemption for Cyclones’ Nealy

IOWA CITY — A look in the eyes and confidence from his coach was all DeVondrick Nealy needed.

Iowa State’s junior running back trotted into the locker room after fumbling the football on the goal line of Iowa with 1:28 left in [...]

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Final: Cyclones beat Iowa, 20-17

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Cole Netten made a 41-yard field goal with 0:02 remaining, and the Iowa State football team beat Iowa, 20-17.

Iowa State faced three third downs on its game-winning drive, which began with just more than 4 minutes left in [...]

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Hlas: Cyclones reboot, Hawkeyes freeze up

IOWA CITY — He grinned after he missed a 42-yard field goal that briefly seemed like it would cost Iowa State a victory over Iowa in regulation Saturday.

“I knew they had one timeout,” Cyclone sophomore kicker Cole Nette [...]

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Iowa: Home of football diversity

Imagine if Iowa were a faraway land where things are totally different.

Like Wisconsin. Or Minnesota. Or Missouri. Or, yes, Nebraska.

OK, they aren’t that far away and they have plenty of similarities with Iowa. But Satur [...]

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Fun Facts: Iowa State-Iowa

Ah, Iowa State-Iowa. It’s a truly great rivalry. In basketball, anyhow. The best way to pump some fun into the football side of it? Fun Facts, of course.

1. Over the last three years, the combined score in this series is [...]

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