Iowa State improved to 5-2 on Saturday with a dominant 31-13 win over Texas Tech in Lubbock — sending the Cyclones to a road-win streak that they have not seen in more than half a century.
Iowa’s triumph over Texas Tech marked the first time since 1960 to 1961 that the Cyclones recorded four straight victories on the road. Iowa State won 5 straight road games during that stretch — giving them the chance to match that mark versus West Virginia in two weeks.
The Cyclones won their final road game of the year against Kansas in 2016 before defeating Akron, Oklahoma and Texas Tech in the team’s first three road games of 2017.
It wasn’t the only milestone for Iowa State. At 5-2, the Cyclones are three wins over the .500 mark for the first time since the 2012 campaign. Iowa State is also 3-1 in Big 12 play for the first time since 2002.
With a win over Oklahoma on Oct. 7 and still at just one Big 12 loss, Iowa State’s conference chances are suddenly — and bizarrely — very much alive through seven games played. If that wasn’t weird enough, the Cyclones could very likely be ranked on Sunday — providing for an unexpected top 25 showdown against No. 4 TCU in Ames on Oct. 28.
In a season full of unexpecteds, Iowa State suddenly looks like a team to be taken seriously after winning just three games one season ago. Give credit to Matt Campbell, because the Cyclones might just be back to their winning ways for a while.
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