Iowa State football has already matched its total in wins from one season ago. Part of that has to do with how the Cyclones are playing in the final 30 minutes of football games this season.
Through five games in 2017, Iowa State football has outscored its opponents by a combined 51 points — 105-54 — in the second half. That includes overtime against Iowa in Week 2.
The Cyclones most recently outscored Oklahoma 25-7 in the second half on Oct. 7 en route to a 38-31 upset-win over the Sooners. It was the second largest second-half edge for Iowa State this season, having outscored Akron 21-0 in the second half on Sept. 16.
Even in losses to Iowa and Texas, the Cyclones outscored the Hawkeyes and Longhorns beyond halftime — 31-30 and 7-3, respectively.
The Cyclones will look to keep up their pace with a home game against Kansas in Week 7. Kickoff for the Iowa State-Kansas game is scheduled for 11 a.m. CT at Jack Trice Stadium on Oct. 14.
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