VEGAS: Iowa State opens as a road favorite vs. Akron

The experts in the desert have tabbed Iowa State (1-1) as a 9.5 point favorite in next Saturday’s (11 a.m.) matchup vs. the Akron Zips (1-1).

Akron, who lost 52-0 to Penn State in week one, defeated Arkansas-Pine Fluff 52-3 on Saturday night.

Check out Cyclone Fanatic all week long for extensive coverage leading up to game three of the 2017 season.

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.

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