ESPN bloggers pick Cyclones to go winless in Big 12


If you are doing your best to get jacked up for the 2014 Iowa State football season, consider ESPN’s Big 12 blog a painful glass of ice cold water being tossed in your face. 

Big 12 bloggers Brandon Chatmon and Max Olson have been making their season predictions for the last couple of weeks and today, the duo concluded their picks with week 15 (and Iowa State notably getting smashed, 42-24 by the mighty Horned Frogs and TCU). 

How bad was the season prediction. 

Brace yourself, loyal Fanatic. 

The ESPN bloggers have the Cyclones going 2-10 overall and 0-9 (yikes) in the Big 12. Yes – that includes a 35-34 loss to lowly Kansas on Nov. 8. 

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.