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Times sure do change.

Iowa State has played a lot of programs during its 125 years of playing football, but many of the opponents have been largely unchanged since the creation of the Big Six conference in 1928.

One team the Cyclones did their fair share of battles with was Grinnell College. Iowa State leads the series between the two programs 20-10-3 with the last game between the two coming in 1934.

Iowa State won that game 26-6 on its way to a 5-3-1 season that was highlighted by a 31-6 win over Iowa. The 1934 game was the culmination of an annual series of the then-Missouri Valley Conference rivals.

Grinnell moved to the Midwest Conference for the 1935 season, which it still plays in today, ending the annual series between the two teams.

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.