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Iowa State out to earn rare win at Kansas State

Oct. 14, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Iowa State has had varying levels of success against everybody in the Big 12 over the years, whether it's been upset wins over heavyweights such as Oklahoma and Texas or regular victories over schools such as Kansas. One place the Cyclones haven't...

Like a paisley tie, solid Big 12 defenses are trendy again

Oct. 12, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

Gary Patterson compare efforts by defenses to keep pace with changing offenses to the on-and-off fashion cycle of the paisley tie. In the nearly four decades that Patterson has been in college football, including two decades as TCU’s head coach, he’s seen great...

'Punting Is Winning' shirts symbolize No. 2 Hawkeyes' season

Oct. 12, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Tory Taylor is selling a T-shirt for charity that bears the three-word slogan “Punting Is Winning.” Yes, it is. No. 2 Iowa enters its home game against Purdue on Saturday with records of 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the Big Ten...

Purdy's 4 1st-quarter TDs spark Iowa St rout of Kansas, 59-7

Oct. 02, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Brock Purdy threw four touchdown passes in the first quarter as Iowa State rolled past Big 12 Conference rival Kansas 59-7 on Saturday night. The 28 points was the most ever scored by the Cyclones in an opening period, helping coach Matt Campbell's...

Oklahoma State, Baylor unbeaten heading into Top 25 showdown

Sep. 30, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

Oklahoma State and Baylor quietly have compiled unbeaten records heading into their showdown on Saturday. Baylor went 2-7 last year, but this year’s squad is much improved. The Bears (4-0, 2-0 Big 12) pulled off a 31-29 stunner over then-No. 14 Iowa State last week....

Leipold says Jayhawks' goal is to become 'next Iowa State'

Sep. 30, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

Lance Leipold looks at Iowa State and sees what he hopes will be the future of his Kansas football program. Before Matt Campbell took over the Cyclones in 2016, only once since 1989 did they have an above-.500 record in conference play. They came into this season off the...

Big 12 quarterback play full of struggles and surprises

Sep. 28, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

There have been boos in Oklahoma and frustration in Iowa. And down in Texas, a gigantic new scoreboard is lighting up like an old pinball machine. Much of the quarterback play in the Big 12 so far this season is not what anyone expected. The league's best are struggling,...

Baylor beats No. 14 Iowa St 31-29 after failed 2-point try

Sep. 25, 2021 21:15 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said his defense was just a little bit off with its detail early in Saturday’s game against Baylor. The Bears took full advantage with a fast start, then held on as their special teams and defense handled the rest. ...

No. 14 Iowa State opens Big 12 play at running 3-0 Baylor

Sep. 23, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Preseason AP All-America running back Breece Hall is scoring touchdowns at a record pace for No. 14 Iowa State while opposing rushers are having a difficult time gaining yards against the Cyclones defense. The Cyclones (2-1) head into their Big 12...

No. 14 Iowa State looks to slow down rushing 3-0 Baylor

Sep. 23, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

No. 14 Iowa State (2-1, 0-0 Big 12) at Baylor (3-0, 1-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (Fox). Line: Iowa State by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Baylor leads 10-9. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Iowa...