AMES, Iowa - In his first meeting with his new team in January of 2009, Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads told his Cyclones they were going to win a bowl game. His players were somewhat taken aback. ISU had lost its last 10 games in 2008 and hadn't had a winning season or gone to a bowl game in four years. But Iowa State's players followed their leader to a 7-6 record that included a 14-13 win over Minnesota in the Insight Bowl.

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