CFTV’s Kickoff Countdown: Early Iowa analysis

In part two of our 12 part series, publisher Chris Williams and football analyst Austen Arnaud take an early look at Iowa State’s second opponent of the 2012 season, the Iowa Hawkeyes. Iowa State will invade Kinnick Stadium on Sept. 8 for a rematch of last year’s triple-overtime thriller.

What do the guys think about this one as of right now? Check out our preview above.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.