Iowa State Cyclones News
9-22-14: The Iowa State Cyclones have a week off to prepare before hosting the 7th ranked Baylor Bears next week at home in Jack Trice Stadium in Iowa. Iowa will head into the game looking to spoil Baylor’s perfect 3-0 season as the Cyclones put their own 1-2 record on the line. This is a Big 12 matchup and the first in the conference for Baylor and the second of the young season for Iowa State. Simply looking at the stats Iowa State looks to be overmatched so this could either be a long day for Cyclones fans or one of the biggest upsets of the young college football season. If Iowa State wants to shock the nation with a win over the Baylor Bears the team will have to get away from their one dimensional offensive attack with quarterback Sam B. Richardson leading the team in passing with 591 yards and rushing with 119 yards in three games. The Cyclones offense is ranked 95th in the nation in passing yards with 206.7 yards per game, 113th in rushing yards with 96.3 yards per game, and 105th in points scored with 20.7 points per game. The defense will have to come up huge for the Cyclones next week if they want to get the victory. Get your Iowa State tickets for the Cyclones next game on October 4 against the Oklahoma State Cowboys on the road in Boone Pickens Stadium.
9-16-14: The Iowa State Cyclones went into this week’s game against the Iowa Hawkeyes still looking for their first win of the young season. The Cyclones have never had much success in recent years in Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium but this week played the Hawkeyes tough and won the game on a last second field goal as time expired. The final score was 20-17 Cyclones as overcame a 14-3 score at the half by throwing the football. Cyclones QB Sam B. Richardson threw for 255 yards and two touchdowns, both thrown in the second half, while throwing zero interceptions. Richardson got the Cyclones to a 17-14 lead before the Iowa State defense allowed a 44 yard field goal at the end of a 10 play Iowa drive. Iowa State marched right back down the field with an 11 play and 51 yard drive of their own setting up Cole Netten’s game winning 42 yard field goal to win the game for the Cyclones. Iowa State is off next week so they have an extra week to prepare for their game with the Baylor Bears from the Big 12. Get your tickets for that game now as the Cyclones look to spoil Baylor’s bid at a National Championship.
9-8-14: The Iowa State Cyclones took on the Kansas State Wildcats this week at home as the Cyclones searched for their first victory of the season. Iowa State was down 13 before they score their first points of the contest when Sam E. Richardson threw a 17 yard pass to Jarvis West for a touchdown. That drive would be the first of four consecutive trips to the end zone for Iowa State as Jarvis West returned an 82 yard punt for a touchdown, DeVondrick Nealy ran one in for a two yard touchdown, and Jarvis West threw a 29 yard passing touchdown to Allen Lazard to give the Cyclones a 28-20 lead at halftime. That Lazard receiving touchdown would be the last time the Cyclones would score this afternoon and the defense failed to hold the Wildcats down as Kansas State took down the Iowa State Cyclones 32-28. Sam E. Richardson led the throwing game going 21/30 with 185 yards and the one touchdown and one interception. The Cyclones had a three headed monster rushing today with DeVondrick Nealy getting 10 carries for 38 yards, Aaron Wimberly getting 14 carries for 37 yards, and Sam B. Richardson got 12 carries and got 32 yards. Jarvis West led the team in receiving with eight catches and 75 yards and the touchdown. The Iowa State Cyclones take on the Iowa Hawkeyes next week in a rivalry game so be sure to get your tickets for that.