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 is in his sixth year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He's the site's lead reporter for ISU recruiting. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as the full-time staff writer in May 2016. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.