Iowa State Cyclones

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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4 Cy-Hawk Myths: Legislation forced series renewal

IOWA CITY — From the point of inception through moments of contention, legends die hard in college football.

Like many sports rivalries, the Iowa-Iowa State series has witnessed its share of high-profile squabbles. The most pre [...]

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Rhoads doesn’t need outside noise to know ‘it’s a huge game’

AMES — It may be a week filled with fans of Iowa and Iowa State engaging nonstop in Cy-Hawk rivalry debates and conversations, but Paul Rhoads isn’t paying attention to the outside noise.

All he knows is what is going on [...]

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Five keys to an ISU victory

1. Establish consistency in the running game. Iowa State will have to find a way to run the football to succeed on offense. The Cyclones haven’t produced big numbers running the ball and backs Aaron Wimberly and DeVondrick Nealy, as well as [...]

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Hey ISU-Iowa: Real rivalries are more than a trophy


Let's be honest. As football rivalries go, Iowa State-Iowa is pretty weenie, to borrow the phrase of the old barfly commenting on the gang at “Cheers” after they mistakenly continue »

4 Cy-Hawk Myths: Bad relations stymied early days of rivalry

IOWA CITY — Iowa and Iowa State failed to meet on the football field after 1934 through until 1977, and relations weren’t always cozy between the institutions.

But in the early years of football, the schools actually were cons [...]

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ISU’s Miller makes switch to the middle

AMES — After each game, Iowa State football coaches put together performance-grading sheets determining how well each member of the team played.

In Jevohn Miller’s case, he was feeling pretty good after looking at his sheet, co [...]

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4 Cy-Hawk Myths: Iowa doesn’t care

IOWA CITY — Back in the late 1980 and well into the mid-1990s, the juice Iowa squeezed from the Iowa State rivalry spewed like the last drops from a bottle of laundry detergent. Most of the time it was enough to get the job done, but you wo [...]

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Hlas Podcast: Sage Rosenfels

This week's guest on the Mike Hlas Podcast is former Iowa State/NFL quarterback Sage Rosenfels, who now writes for

Sage talks about Saturday's Iowa State-Iowa game, and about a piece he wrote for his site that was b [...]

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4 Cy-Hawk Myths: ISU’s Super Bowl

AMES — Paul Rhoads has beaten Iowa twice as Iowa State’s head coach and both ended in dramatic fashion. But when the Cyclones’ leader was asked for his favorite moment in the Cy-Hawk Series, he didn’t mention either of [...]

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