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    ISU Bowl Game Fun Facts

    The Cyclones have worn cardinal jerseys in 9 of 11 previous bowl games, the only games where Iowa State has worn white were the 1977 Peach Bowl and the 2002 Humanitarian Bowl.

    3 of the 11 Iowa State bowl games have been decided by one point ... ISU lost to both Georgia Tech (31-30) and Alabama (14-13), Cyclones defeated Minnesota 14-13.

    The Cyclones are 0-5 in bowl games where the attendance is less than 40,000, Iowa State is 3-3 in bowl games with attendance greater than 40,000, including wins in 3 of last 4.

    The most attended Iowa State bowl game was the 1972 Liberty Bowl in Memphis vs. Georgia Tech (50,021)

    The least attended Iowa State bowl game has been the 2002 Humanitarian Bowl at Boise State (30,446)

    The most points ever scored by the Cyclones in a bowl game was 37 vs. Pittsburgh in the 2000 Insight.com Bowl in Phoenix.

    The least points scored by the Cyclones in a bowl game was 12 vs. Texas A&M at the 1978 Hall of Fame Bowl in Birmingham.

    The least points given up by the Cyclones in a bowl game was 13, twice ... vs. Minnesota at the 2009 Insight Bowl and vs. Miami University in the 2004 Independence Bowl.

    The most points given up by the Cyclones in a bowl game was 34 at Boise State in the 2002 Humanitarian Bowl.

    The Cyclones are 2-2 in the Mountain time zone, 1-4 in the Central time zone, 0-2 in the Eastern time zone, and have never played a bowl game in the Pacific time zone.

    Please add your fun facts, stories, photos, comments, etc. regarding the previous 11 Iowa State bowl games.


    Date Game Location Result Jersey Attend. Time Zone
    12/18/71 Sun Bowl El Paso, TX L, 15-33 vs. LSU Cardinal 33,530 Mountain
    12/18/72 Liberty Bowl Memphis, TN L, 30-31 vs. Georgia Tech Cardinal 50,021 Central
    12/31/77 Peach Bowl Atlanta, GA L, 14-24 vs. NC State White 37,733 Eastern
    12/20/1978 Hall of Fame Bowl Birmingham, AL L, 12-28 vs. Texas A&M Cardinal 41,500 Central
    12/28/2000 Insight.com Bowl Phoenix, AZ W, 37-29 vs. Pittsburgh Cardinal 41,813 Mountain
    12/27/2001 Independence Bowl Shreveport, LA L, 13-14 vs. Alabama Cardinal 45,627 Central
    12/31/2002 Humanitarian Bowl Boise, ID L, 16-34 vs. Boise State White 30,446 Mountain
    12/28/2004 Independence Bowl Shreveport, LA W, 17-13 vs. Miami Univ. Cardinal 43,076 Central
    12/31/2005 Houston Bowl Houston, TX L, 24-27 vs. TCU Cardinal 37,286 Central
    12/31/2009 Insight Bowl Tempe, AZ W, 14-13 vs. Minnesota Cardinal 45,090 Mountain
    12/30/2011 Pinstripe Bowl Bronx, NY L, 13-27 vs. Rutgers Cardinal 38,328 Eastern


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    Re: ISU Bowl Game Fun Facts

    thinking about that bowl game against alabama again makes me want to punch a baby goat



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    Re: ISU Bowl Game Fun Facts

    How can they be 0-5 with attendance under 40,000 and 3-3 when it's over 40,000, when they've played 11 bowls?

    3-5 over 40,000, I suppose?



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    Re: ISU Bowl Game Fun Facts

    Agree w/ that, but also that 02 Humanitarian bowl. What a crock of **** that was. Playing Boise St in Boise, cold n snowy, and that dam blue field!



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    Re: ISU Bowl Game Fun Facts

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    How can they be 0-5 with attendance under 40,000 and 3-3 when it's over 40,000, when they've played 11 bowls?

    3-5 over 40,000, I suppose?
    umm, 5+3+3=11



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    Re: ISU Bowl Game Fun Facts

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    How can they be 0-5 with attendance under 40,000 and 3-3 when it's over 40,000, when they've played 11 bowls?

    3-5 over 40,000, I suppose?
    Let me do the math for you 0+5+3+3=11

    edit: cyrob beat me to it



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    Re: ISU Bowl Game Fun Facts

    Peach Bowl 1977
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    Re: ISU Bowl Game Fun Facts

    Quote Originally Posted by aauummm View Post
    Peach Bowl 1977
    ERMAHGERD THUR IS SOMEONE INSIDE O CY!!!



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    Re: ISU Bowl Game Fun Facts

    Quote Originally Posted by iacyguy View Post
    ERMAHGERD THUR IS SOMEONE INSIDE O CY!!!
    That's back when we had a "real" CY!



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    Re: ISU Bowl Game Fun Facts

    3 of the 11 Iowa State bowl games have been played in current or former MLB stadiums ...

    Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium ... Braves 1966-96

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    Re: ISU Bowl Game Fun Facts

    3 of the 11 Iowa State bowl games have been played in current or former NFL stadiums ...

    Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium ... Falcons 1966-91

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    Re: ISU Bowl Game Fun Facts

    Iowa State Cyclone motor homes lined up outside of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium for the 1978 Peach Bowl and ISU fans getting their seats early:
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