OFFICIAL: Cyclones are headed to San Antonio for the Alamo Bowl

Pack your bags for Texas.

No. 24 Iowa State is headed to San Antonio to take on No. 13 Washington State in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Dec. 28. The Cyclones will be seeking their second nine-win season in school history, hoping to match the historic 2000 team for the most wins in a single-season.

Iowa State’s 16 wins in the past two seasons match the program record for a two-year span.

Washington State enters the game with a 10-2 record led by Mike Leach and star quarterback Gardner Minshew. It will be the first meeting between the two programs while Leach went 3-1 against the Cyclones during his time as the head coach at Texas Tech.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on this story.

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.