Iowa State football’s hot start to Big 12 conference play has been one of the better underdog stories in college football this season. And most importantly, the Iowa State defense has been playing with some style.
Through four games in conference play, Iowa State has only allowed a total of 17 second-half points. It’s the best mark of any team in the entire conference thus far.
— Cyclone Football (@CycloneFB) October 21, 2017
The Cyclones surrendered 7 second-half points in their Big 12 opener against Texas before doing the same against Oklahoma one game later. Iowa State then shutout Kansas before holding Texas Tech to just 3 second-half points on Saturday.
Iowa State is 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the Big 12 for the first time since 2002. Iowa State only won three games one season ago — which included Texas Tech, marking the Cyclones’ second straight triumph over the Red Raiders.
Iowa State will prepare for a home game against No. 4 TCU on Oct. 28 in which could be a top-25 matchup. Iowa State received votes in the most recent AP Poll on Oct. 15, but failed to crack the Top 25.
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