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Countdown to Kickoff: Day 13

Cyclone Fanatic is counting down the days until Iowa State’s season opener against Northern Iowa by bringing you a stat, former Cyclone moment or any other random tidbits every morning to help countdown the days.

No. 13 – Iowa State’s 513 all-time wins

Iowa State enters the 2016 football season with 513 wins in the program’s history, which ranks 85th all-time at the FBS level. Some notable Power 5 programs surrounding the Cyclones are Kansas State (509), Louisville (495), Duke (492) and Indiana (468).

It might also be worth noting that the Cyclones have played four more seasons than their Farmagedon brothers, but ISU does have a higher all-time winning percentage.

Iowa State’s won 45.1 percent of its games in 124 years of football, while the Wildcats have won 44.9 percent in 120 years.

The Cyclones have won 32.4 percent of their games since 1995. The most successful several year era in Cyclones history came between 1902 and 1906 when the Cyclones won 77.7 percent of their 47 games.

Probably safe to say that reaching win No. 519 (a.k.a. six wins) in 2016 could make people pretty happy.


Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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