Cyclones turn to revamped staff to get offense going againApril 19, 2023 GMT
Iowa State made a fast descent to the bottom of the Big 12 last season, just two years after its best football season in school history.
Iowa State OC Scheelhaase to coach QBsJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said Friday that offensive coordinator Nate Scheelhaase will coach the quarterbacks after position coach Joel Gordon left for South Florida.
Scheelhaase, who had coached running backs and receivers since he arrived in Ames in 2018, was promoted to OC last month.
Iowa State adds ex-Wisconsin aide, NAIA head coach to staffJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Former Wisconsin cornerbacks coach Hank Poteat has been hired to coach the same position at Iowa State, and the Cyclones went to the small-college ranks to bring in Jordan Langs as running backs coach and special teams coordinator.
Iowa St promotes Nate Scheelhaase to offensive coordinatorDecember 5, 2022 GMT
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Nate Scheelhaase has been promoted from Iowa State's receivers coach to offensive coordinator.
Scheelhaase replaces Tom Manning, who was fired last week after the Cyclones finished at the bottom of the Big 12 in scoring and total offense during a 4-8 season.
Campbell’s Iowa State staff shakeup ousts OC ManningDecember 2, 2022 GMT
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State offensive coordinator Tom Manning and strength and conditioning coach Dave Andrews will not return next season after the Cyclones finished 4-8 and last in the Big 12.
“Decisions such as these are never easy because of the impact they have on the lives of individuals and their families, however, in order for us to move the program forward, I felt it necessary to make these changes at this time.” coach Matt Campbell said Friday.
Undefeated No. 4 TCU not overlooking last-place Iowa StateNovember 23, 2022 GMT
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Fourth-ranked TCU and Iowa State are on the opposite ends of the Big 12 standings, like they have been in one-score games all season.
No. 4 TCU tries to wrap up perfect B12 season vs. Iowa StateNovember 23, 2022 GMT
Iowa State (4-7, 1-7 Big 12) at No. 4 TCU (11-0, 8-0, No. 4 CFP), Saturday, 4 p.m. ET (Fox)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: TCU by 9 1/2.
Iowa State pulls away from Big 12 rival West Virginia, 31-14November 5, 2022 GMT
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Hunter Dekkers threw for two touchdowns and Xavier Hutchinson caught ten passes for 123 yards and a score as Iowa State defeated West Virginia 31-14 on Saturday.
The Cyclones (4-5, 1-5 Big 12) snapped a five-game losing streak and kept alive their hopes of playing in a bowl game for the sixth straight season.
Hold your breath: Big 12 games keep coming down to the wireOctober 18, 2022 GMT
Iowa State coach Matt Campbell has seen the final minutes of four Big 12 games play out in wildly different fashions.
None of them good.
There was the conference opener against Baylor, when a failed onside kick kept the Cyclones from having a chance in a 31-24 loss.
No. 22 Longhorns take momentum into Iowa St clashOctober 13, 2022 GMT
Iowa State (3-3, 0-3 Big 12) at No. 22 Texas (4-2, 2-1), Saturday, noon ET (ABC)
Line: Texas by 16 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
No. 20 K-State’s Martinez, Vaughn face stout Iowa St defenseOctober 6, 2022 GMT
No. 20 Kansas State (4-1, 2-0 Big 12) at Iowa State (3-2, 0-2), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
Line: Kansas State by 2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Iowa State routs Ohio, 43-10, for first 3-0 start since 2012September 17, 2022 GMT
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Hunter Dekkers threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as Iowa State rolled past Ohio 43-10 and improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2012.
Dekkers completed 28 of 36 passes and ran for a touchdown.
Iowa St. uses long drive to hold off Iowa, 10-7September 11, 2022 GMT
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Xavier Hutchinson caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Hunter Dekkers in the fourth quarter, completing a 99-yard drive to lead Iowa State past Iowa, 10-7, on Saturday.
The 21-play possession that started in the third quarter took 11 minutes, 49 seconds off the clock, and helped the Cyclones (2-0) end a six-game losing streak to the Hawkeyes (1-1).
Dekkers throws for 4 TDs in starting debut to lead Iowa St.September 3, 2022 GMT
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Hunter Dekkers made his debut as Iowa State’s starting quarterback Saturday and threw for 293 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-10 rout of Southeast Missouri.
Dekkers, who completed a total of 25 passes in two seasons as the Cyclones’ backup, finished 25 of 31 against the Redhawks, helping Iowa State to its most lopsided season-opening win since 2001.
Change in air: Strong-armed Dekkers taking over at Iowa StAugust 19, 2022 GMT
It's long been a foregone conclusion that Hunter Dekkers would be Iowa State's next starting quarterback.
His teammates praise him for his leadership skills and physical tools, and his coach says he's earned the trust of everyone in the program.
Clemson, Iowa State close down seasons in Cheez-It BowlDecember 28, 2021 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When Iowa State and Clemson meet in Wednesday’s Cheez-It Bowl, it’ll be out with the old for the Cyclones and in with the new for Tigers.
Iowa State, a disappointing 7-5 after starting the season ranked No.
Hall is catalyst for Iowa State’s 48-14 romp over TCUNovember 27, 2021 GMT
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Breece Hall rushed for 242 yards and scored four touchdowns Friday night in what maybe his final game at Jack Trice Stadium, propelling Iowa State to 48-14 win over Texas Christian and setting an NCAA FBS record for consecutive games with a rushing touchdown.
Hall may be playing final Iowa St. home game when TCU visitsNovember 25, 2021 GMT
If Friday's game against TCU is Breece Hall's last at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames Iowa, well, it's been quite a run.
The Iowa State junior ranks among the top running back prospects for the 2022 NFL draft and really has nothing left to prove at the college level.
AP Top 25 Podcast: Who will fill all these coaching jobs?November 24, 2021 GMT
Florida has been added to the lengthy list of schools looking for a head coach that already includes LSU and USC.
On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Bruce Feldman from Fox joins the AP's Ralph Russo to discuss who is going to fill all these jobs.
Coaching chatter overshadows Iowa State’s trip to Texas TechNovember 11, 2021 GMT
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Iowa State's Matt Campbell is getting asked about other jobs in the Big 12, and interim coach Sonny Cumbie is finishing the season for Texas Tech with that opening now filled by somebody else.
No. 8 Cowboys put perfect record on line against Iowa StateOctober 21, 2021 GMT
No. 8 Oklahoma State (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) at Iowa State (4-2, 2-1), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (FOX).
Line: Iowa State by 7 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Hall, Purdy lead Iowa State past Kansas State, 33-20October 17, 2021 GMT
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Breece Hall rushed for 197 yards and two touchdowns and Brock Purdy was an efficient 22-of-25 for 208 yards and a score as Iowa State downed Kansas State 33-20 Saturday night.
Iowa State out to earn rare win at Kansas StateOctober 14, 2021 GMT
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.
Purdy’s 4 1st-quarter TDs spark Iowa St rout of Kansas, 59-7October 3, 2021 GMT
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 team improve its record to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the Big 12.
Leipold says Jayhawks’ goal is to become ‘next Iowa State’September 30, 2021 GMT
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.
Baylor beats No. 14 Iowa St 31-29 after failed 2-point trySeptember 26, 2021 GMT
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 BaylorSeptember 23, 2021 GMT
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.
Purdy throws for 3 TDs, No. 14 Iowa State routs UNLV 48-3September 19, 2021 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — After two lackluster offensive performances in its first two games, No. 14 Iowa State flew into Las Vegas with a sense of urgency.
The Cyclones are flying back to Ames, Iowa, with some pep back in their step.
No. 14 Iowa State looks to bounce back against winless UNLVSeptember 16, 2021 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Iowa State opened the season ranked seventh and with national championship aspirations.
But a rather sluggish 16-10 win over Northern Iowa in the season-opener and a 27-17 setback to rival Iowa last week has left the 14th-ranked Cyclones looking just to climb back into the playoff picture.
Lots of QB shuffling early in season, led by Big 12September 14, 2021 GMT
The most experienced quarterbacks in the Big 12 have already been sidelined this season for very different reasons.
Skylar Thompson was off to good start in his sixth year in Kansas State's program before a knee injury that will keep him out indefinitely.
Stay or go? Iowa’s Ferentz has been courted like CampbellSeptember 7, 2021 GMT
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Kirk Ferentz has been where Matt Campbell is in his career.
Successful college coach in his 40s, sought after by other schools and the NFL.
Ferentz decided to stay at Iowa and has become an institution in Iowa City, currently the longest-tenured head coach at one school in major college football and one of the winningest in Big Ten history.
No. 7 Iowa State survives against Northern Iowa, 16-10September 5, 2021 GMT
AMES, Iowa (AP) — After another struggle with Northern Iowa, No. 7 Iowa State can turn its attention to its top in-state rivalry.
Datrone Young had a big interception with 2:05 left in the fourth quarter and the Cyclones staved off upset-minded Northern Iowa 16-10 Saturday to avoid becoming just the second top-10 team to lose to a team from Division I's second-tier.
No. 7 Cyclones open season of high expectations against UNISeptember 2, 2021 GMT
No. 7 Iowa State (0-0) vs. Northern Iowa (0-0), Saturday at 4:30 p.m. EDT (ESPN+).
Line: No line, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
No. 7 Cyclones don’t want repeat of close call against UNISeptember 2, 2021 GMT
When Greg Eisworth looks back on Iowa State's narrow win over Northern Iowa in 2019, one vision plays on a loop in his head.
“Literally all I think about is the quarterback scrambling around the whole time, just running around and making plays,” the Cyclones' safety said.
No. 7 Cyclones looking to be more polished right out of gateAugust 31, 2021 GMT
AMES, Iowa (AP) — For all the energy Matt Campbell has brought to Iowa State, the Cyclones have been notoriously slow starters his first five years.
Northern Iowa from the FCS ranks is the opening opponent at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, and a sharp performance will be expected from a No.
Cyclone watch: Rising Iowa St done with ‘ghosts of the past’August 9, 2021 GMT
AMES, Iowa (AP) — The arc of Mike Rose's college football career is a microcosm of Iowa State under Matt Campbell.
Rose was an afterthought for most major-college recruiters when he was coming out of high school, and now he might be the best linebacker in the Big 12.
AP Top 25 Podcast: OU gets defensive; ISU goes next levelJuly 21, 2021 GMT
Oklahoma has won six straight Big 12 championships and the Sooners enter the 2021 season with the most well-rounded team coach Lincoln Riley has had.
What can stop the Sooners from making it seven straight titles?
Cyclones go back to basics in spring to build on ’20 successMay 1, 2021 GMT
Most college football teams use the spring to experiment with schemes, initiate position battles and work on fundamentals.
Coming off the best season in program history, Iowa State coach Matt Campbell sees no need to tinker with the offense or defense, and with 20 starters returning, competition for jobs is limited.
AP All-Big 12: Iowa State players and coach win top awardsDecember 24, 2020 GMT
Iowa State running back Breece Hall and linebacker Mike Rose are The Associated Press Big 12 offensive and defensive players of the year after the Cyclones' best conference season ever also earned Matt Campbell coach of the year honors...
No. 8 Iowa St vs. perennial champ Oklahoma for Big 12 titleDecember 17, 2020 GMT
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Charlie Kolar grew up a diehard Oklahoma fan but his hometown Sooners never offered a scholarship...
Humble start leads to Campbell’s historic season at Iowa StDecember 15, 2020 GMT
Jay Chapman earned his bachelor's and master's degree from Iowa State, was a member of the marching band and has attended all but one home football game since 1986...
‘Marvelous’ - Ex Iowa State coach wowed by Cyclones successDecember 2, 2020 GMT
Jim Walden once said if a football coach stays at Iowa State, two things will happen: he will lose and he will get fired.
Walden predicted in the early 1990s that the Cyclones might be headed toward dropping to Division I-AA, now known as the Football Championship Subdivision.
Hall, Purdy lead No. 23 Iowa State to 52-22 romp over KansasOctober 31, 2020 GMT
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Breece Hall usually cruises right past the turn toward the University of Kansas every time the sophomore running back makes the drive on Interstate 35 from his home in Wichita to Iowa State...
Iowa State hands No. 18 Oklahoma second straight loss, 37-30October 4, 2020 GMT
AMES, Iowa (AP) — It was another milestone win for Matt Campbell's rising program at Iowa State. For Oklahoma, it was another crushing loss.
Breece Hall scored the go-ahead touchdown on an 8-yard run with 4:06 left and Isheem Young intercepted Spencer Rattler's pass in the end zone on No.
No. 19 Iowa rallies to beat Iowa State, 18-17September 15, 2019 GMT
AMES, Iowa (AP) — In a rivalry as tight and as heated as Iowa and Iowa State, it's usually the little things that make the difference...
AP Top 25 Podcast: Who can derail Oklahoma in Big 12?August 9, 2019 GMT
Oklahoma will try to make it five straight Big 12 championships with yet another transfer quarterback, while Texas tries to build on its 2018 breakout...
ISU football: Moore healthy, ready to show Cyclones who he isAugust 10, 2018 GMT
AMES — One week.
That is the length of former Waterloo West star Devon Moore’s first season as an Iowa State football player.
Moore, the first recruit to commit to Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell, was participating in a non-contact drill a year ago when he suffered an ACL injury.