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Exciting times for Cyclone football

Geoff Wood

The Cyclones take the field to battle Kansas. Photo from Iowa State Football on Facebook.It's been a roller coaster of a football season for the Cyclones. Picked for dead last int he Big 12 (as usual) many thought there is no way that second year head coach Paul Rhoads could duplicate the surprising success he had in year one. Especially in light of the fact that many online services rated our schedule as the toughest in the nation.

However, here we are just into November and Rhoads has the Cyclones almost exactly duplicated last year's success since we're a mere one game away from bowl eligibility (with three to play) and have a program defining road win that no one expected (at Texas two weeks ago).

Where does that leave us? The rest of the schedule isn't going to be easy. Lucky for us, two of the three remaining games are at home but no-so-lucky is the fact they're against Nebraska and Missouri (two teams ranked well ahead of us nationally). We have a seemingly winnable road game at Colorado in between but as anyone knows who's followed us for a few years that inexplicable losses in Boulder happen more often than not.

Speaking of those three games - if you don't have tickets you may want to check out a new ticket broker at These good folks noticed that I tend to post about my Cyclones and liked the content. They asked to advertise here and I obliged(1). So, if you need tickets, check 'em out:

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