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Iowa State running back Breece Hall (28) is congratulated by wide receiver Xavier Hutchinson (8) after scoring a touchdown during an NCAA football game against TCU on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Hall 154 yards rushing, 3 TDs as Iowa State beats TCU 37-34

Sep. 26, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Breece Hall ran for 154 yards and three touchdowns, JaQuan Bailey had 3 1/2 sacks to become Iowa State’s career leader and the Cyclones opened Big 12 play with a 37-34 win at TCU on Saturday. Bailey’s strip sack and recovered fumble just before halftime set up Brock...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2019, file photo, TCU wide receiver Taye Barber (4) carries the ball against West Virginia in an NCAA college football game in Fort Worth, Texas. Barber and his TCU teammates have been together on campus for more than three months, and now jump right into Big 12 play after having their only non-conference game wiped out because of COVID-19. “Everybody has been itching to get back on the field,” said Barber, a junior receiver. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez, File)

TCU jumps into Big 12 play vs Iowa State in delayed opener

Sep. 24, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Taye Barber and his TCU teammates have been together on campus for more than three months, and now jump right into Big 12 play after having their only non-conference game wiped out because of the pandemic. “Everybody has been itching to get back on the field,” said...

Iowa State wide receiver Xavier Hutchinson (8) makes a diving attempt to catch the ball ahead of Louisiana-Lafayette cornerback Asjlin Washington, left, during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. The pass fell incomplete. Louisiana-Lafayette won 31-14. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Cyclones head into Big 12 opener at TCU in bounce-back mode

Sep. 22, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

Iowa State knows all too well about picking up the pieces after a heartbreaking loss and getting in the right frame of mind for the next game. The Cyclones are calling on that experience again heading into their Big 12 opener at TCU on Saturday following their home loss to double-digit underdog...

Kansas Jayhawk mascot sits in the empty stands during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Coastal Carolina in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Coastal Carolina defeated Kansas 38-23. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Big 12 feeling blue after 0-3 weekend against Sun Belt

Sep. 14, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Maybe the Big 12 Conference should have followed the lead of the Big Ten and Pac-12 and opted out of playing college football this fall. Or at least opted out of scheduling the Sun Belt. The lower-tier conference went 3-0 against the Power Five league over the weekend, a stunning...

Louisiana-Lafayette running back Chris Smith, center, returns a kickoff 95-yards for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Ragin' Cajuns beat No. 23 Iowa St 31-14; 1st Top 25 road win

Sep. 12, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Perseverance, confidence and two long kick returns propelled Louisiana-Lafayette to one of its biggest wins in program history, 31-14 win over No. 23 Iowa State on Saturday. The Ragin' Cajuns beat a Top 25 opponent on the road for the first time, having gone 0-26 against ranked foes away...

FILE - Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell, center, walks off the field with quarterback Brock Purdy after the Camping World Bowl NCAA college football game against Notre Dame Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. Iowa State enters this season off its second-best three-year stretch in program history and with its sights set on doing something it's never done — make the Big 12 championship game. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

No. 23 Iowa State facing stiff test against Ragin' Cajuns

Sep. 11, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

For the first time since 2012, Iowa State will open its season against an opponent from the Football Bowl Subdivision. The Cyclones originally were set to ease into the season against South Dakota of the FCS. But the coronavirus pandemic caused postponements and cancellations across college football, and the...

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Clemson's Trevor Lawrence throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State, in Clemson, S.C. Lawrence is a candidate for the 2020 Heisman Trophy award.  (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

Week 2 Preview: Trevor Lawrence launches Heisman campaign

Sep. 11, 2020 5:59 AM EDT

This college football season is already so odd that it’s unclear whether this is Week 1 or Week 2. Was Labor Day weekend Week 0, with a handful of games and no Power Five conferences involved? No matter what you call it, this pandemic-altered season is certainly ramping up — but not without...

FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy (15) throws a pass in front of Notre Dame defensive lineman Adetokunbo Ogundeji (91) during the first half of the Camping World Bowl NCAA college football game, in Orlando, Fla. Purdy, who led the most productive offense in program history, has the look of a high-round pick if he declares for the NFL draft after his junior year. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

No. 23 Iowa State faces challenging opener vs Ragin' Cajuns

Sep. 10, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

Louisiana-Lafayette at No. 23 Iowa State, Saturday at noon ET (ESPN). Line: Iowa State by 11 1/2. Series record: First meeting. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Iowa State enters the season as a team on the rise after several narrow losses in 2019. The Cyclones face a challenging opener against the two-time defending Sun...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019 file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) carries in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against South Dakota, in Norman, Okla. The coronavirus pandemic has shut down much of Division I football, but with three of the Power Five leagues still playing, there are still some big games to look forward to. Oklahoma takes on Texas on Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Big 12 opens virus-delayed 25th season with only 7 games

Sep. 10, 2020 5:01 AM EDT

Some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference during the delayed opening weekend of the league's 25th season, with just seven teams set to play their only non-conference games at home this weekend after three games were postponed because of the coronavirus: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 23 Iowa State vs....

FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy (15) throws a pass in front of Notre Dame defensive lineman Adetokunbo Ogundeji (91) during the first half of the Camping World Bowl NCAA college football game, in Orlando, Fla. Purdy, who led the most productive offense in program history, has the look of a high-round pick if he declares for the NFL draft after his junior year. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

With Purdy leading way, Cyclones look to make some history

Sep. 1, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

Iowa State enters this season coming off one of its best three-year stretches and with the belief it's ready to do something it has never done — make the Big 12 championship game. “I think we're really close,” coach Matt Campbell said. "Being really close and doing it are two different...