2014 Iowa State football

IOWA STATE CYCLONES 2014 Schedule NDSU 34  ISU 14 9/1 vs K-STATE 9/13 @ Iowa 9/27 Baylor 10/4 @ Oklahoma State 10/11 Toledo 10/18 @ Texas 11/1 Oklahoma 11/8 @ Kansas 11/22 Texas Tech 11/29 West Virginia 12/6 @ TCU

NDSU 34 ISU 14
9/1 vs K-STATE
9/13 @ Iowa
9/27 Baylor
10/4 @ Oklahoma State
10/11 Toledo
10/18 @ Texas
11/1 Oklahoma
11/8 @ Kansas
11/22 Texas Tech
11/29 West Virginia
12/6 @ TCU

0-1 (0-0 Big 12)

Location:  Ames, Iowa
Enrollment:  33,241
Colors:  Cardinal and Gold
Conference:  Big 12
Stadium:  Jack Trice Stadium (56,800)
2013 Overall Record:  3-9
2013 Conf. Record/Finish: 2-7/t7th
Postseason:  None
All time series: ISU leads 44-49-4
Last Meeting:  Iowa State 7  K-State 41 (2/11/13)  
Twitter: @CylconeATH@CycloneFB

Head Coach Paul Rhodes

Head Coach Paul Rhoads

Head Coach: Paul Rhoads

  • Overall Record (Yrs):  27-37 (5)
  • Record at School:  Same
  • Record vs. K-State:  0-5

Paul Rhoads was born and attended high school in Ankeny, Iowa, just 10 minutes from Jack Trice Stadium. After playing defensive back at Missouri Western, he worked his way through the coaching ranks, including stops as defensive coordinator at Pitt and Auburn.

In his first head coaching position, he started out with a winning record at Iowa State, going 7-6 in 2009.  The team averaged 6 wins over his first 4 years, but last year had a huge setback and finished 3-9 (2-7 Big 12).  At his point, you can’t say he’s on the hot seat, but that seat is looking pretty warm… especially with a capable and experienced head coaching candidate already on his staff.

Offensive Coordinator Mark Mangino

Offensive Coordinator Mark Mangino

Cyclone Offense

  • Passing Offense: 98th in FBS; 151.0  yards
  • Rushing Offense: 96th in FBS; 102.0 yards
  • Scoring Offense: 101st in FBS; 14.0 ppg

Offensive Coordinator Mark Mangino

K-State fans know Mark Mangino well. Former assistant under Bill Snyder, Bob Stoops, and head coach at Kansas. After accusations of abusing players at Kansas, he’s making his way back up the ranks, and joined Iowa State as the offensive coordinator and tight ends coach in the off-season.  Fox Sports 1 loves that story line. Expect to see non stop shots of him in the booth on Saturday.

Injuries Out of the Gate

Early in the game against North Dakota State on Saturday, Iowa State’s offense suffered two key injuries. Last year’s leading wide receiver, Quenton Bundrage went down with a knee injury. No official word, but it looks like he could be lost for awhile. Their senior center and preseason All Big 12 selection, Tom Farniok also went down with an injury. Rhoads said today that he expects him to play Saturday against K-State. After that combination of injuries Iowa State was held scoreless the remainder of the game.

The Ups and Downs of QB Sam Richardson

After starting 8 of Iowa State’s games in 2013, Sam Richardson found his way down to 3rd on the depth charts during spring ball. Even the 2014 Iowa State media guide has him listed as a backup to sophomore Grant Rohach. Richardson started against North Dakota State and was 20-31 with 2 INT and no TDs. He did hurt NDSU on the ground at times with 15 carries for 58 yards.  That was enough to be the leading rusher in the game.

#11 TE  E.J. Bibbs

The one star left on the offense for Iowa State on offense has to fall to senior tight end E.J. Bibbs, though he had only one reception on Saturday.

Sophomore Defensive Back Nigel Tribune

Sophomore Defensive Back Nigel Tribune

Cyclone Defense

  • Points against: 90th in FBS, 34.0 ppg

Nigel Tribune

It’s not easy to find bright spots in this Iowa State defense. Nigel Tribune is the one you have to point to. Tribune was the first true freshman to play for Iowa State since 2011 when he saw action in 10 games and started 7 a year ago. He was the leading tackler in Saturday’s North Dakota State game, as well. Which shows how often the Bison were able to push back this defense.

Who needs a defensive line?

Iowa State returns only 2 starters on the defensive line this year, and one of them has been pushed down the depth charts. North Dakota State’s offensive line was able to manhandle Iowa State’s front on Saturday, and it’s safe to expect a healthy K-State line (if there is a healthy K-State line) will have no trouble doing the same on Saturday.

And then there’s this…

  • K-State has won the last 6 meetings between the two teams. Last year the K-State defense held Iowa State to 249 total yards.
  • Rhoads was asked in today’s Big 12 conference call if Jake Waters had been on his radar as a kid from Iowa. Rhoads said that they were watching him in high school, but after he went the juco route, they weren’t looking for a quarterback at that time.
  • Iowa State’s last win over K-State dates back to 2007, with a 20-31 win in Ames over that coach that we pretend never happened.
  • Last time the game was played in September was a 27-20 Wildcat win played in Arrowhead in 2010. The last time K-State made the trip to Ames in September was in 1999, when a stunned #15 K-State team trailed 28-7 at the half. Adam Helm scored in the 3rd, and then David Allen returned a punt for a touchdown, and there was no looking back. Adam Helm scored the go ahead touchdown with just over 2 minutes left and the Cats stayed undefeated 35-28.

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