Kickoff times set for 2021 non-conference matchups

Jan 2, 2021; Glendale, AZ, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Matt Campbell holes up the trophy after defeating the Oregon Ducks 34-17 at the 50th PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-Arizona Republic via USA TODAY Network

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications.

AMES, Iowa – The Big 12 Conference today announced kickoff times and television broadcast assignments for Iowa State football non-conference games, as well as a date change for the Iowa State-TCU game.

Iowa State’s season-opener vs. UNI (Sept. 4) at Jack Trice Stadium will be a 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff on Big 12 Now on ESPN+. The following week (Sept. 11) will also be a 2:30 p.m. CT start, as Iowa State plays host to Iowa in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series on ABC. 

Iowa State travels to UNLV on Sept. 18 to face the Rebels at Allegiant Stadium. The game will kickoff at 9:30 p.m. CT on the CBS Sports Network.

The Iowa State-TCU game originally scheduled for Nov. 27 at Jack Trice Stadium is now slated for the Friday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 26). Kickoff time will be either 3 or 3:30 p.m. CT on Fox or FS1. 

Iowa State returns 19 starters and 10 players who have earned first or second team All-Big 12 recognition a total of 18 times from last year’s team that tied a school record for overall wins (9), broke the school mark for conference victories (8) and won the school’s first-ever New Year’s Six Bowl (Oregon, 34-17). 

Among Iowa State’s top returners are the reigning Big 12 Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year from 2020 in running back Breece Hall and linebacker Mike Rose.

Iowa State’s 24 Big 12 wins since 2017 is the second-most in the league during that span.

2021 Iowa State Football Schedule
Sept. 4                UNI (Big 12 Now on ESPN+) – 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 11              %IOWA (ABC) – 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 18              at UNLV (CBS Sports Network) – 9:30 p.m. 
Sept. 25              *at Baylor – TBA
Oct. 2                  *KANSAS – TBA
Oct. 16                *at Kansas State – TBA
Oct. 23                *OKLAHOMA STATE – TBA
Oct. 30                *at West Virginia – TBA
Nov. 6                 *TEXAS – TBA
Nov. 13               *at Texas Tech – TBA
Nov. 20               *at Oklahoma – TBA
Nov. 26               *TCU (Fox or FS1)  – 3 or 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 4                  &at Big 12 Championship 
*Big 12 Conference game
%Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series
&Arlington, Texas

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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