Iowa State’s trip to Baylor set as 2:30 kick

Nov 7, 2020; Ames, Iowa, USA; Iowa State wide receiver Landen Akers (82) picks up a blocked punt during their football game at Jack Trice Stadium. Iowa State would go on to win 38-31. Mandatory Credit: Brian Powers-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State’s Big 12 opener will kick under the afternoon sun in Waco.

Iowa State and Baylor will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 25 and will be televised on Fox, the Big 12 announced on Monday. Iowa State will square off with UNLV in Las Vegas this week while Baylor opens Big 12 play against Kansas in Lawrence.

In last year’s meeting between the two squads, Iowa State erased a 14-point second-half deficit by scoring 21 consecutive points on a pair of Brock Purdy touchdown passes and a Breece Hall scoring run before ultimately sealing a 38-31 win at Jack Trice Stadium on a Mike Rose interception in the red zone.

The Cyclones were forced to make a comeback during the last game in Waco in 2019, too. That game saw the Cyclones fall behind 20-0 before a Jonnie Lang touchdown run and two touchdown passes from Purdy gave Iowa State a 21-20 lead late in the fourth quarter, but Baylor was able to march down the field for a game-winning field goal to cement the final score at 23-21.

Iowa State and UNLV will kickoff at 9:30 p.m. central time on Saturday from Allegiant Stadium. The game will be televised by CBS Sports Network.

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