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THE BRIDGE BUILDERS: ISU’s seniors create a “fairy tale ending” in their last game at Jack Trice Stadium

Iowa State senior quarterback Brock Purdy celebrates a 48-14 win over TCU on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. © Bryon Houlgrave/The Register / USA TODAY NETWORK AMES — There’s a famous poem called “The Bridge Builder,” by Will Allen Dromgoole. You may be familiar with it. It concludes as follows: “Good …
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Brock Purdy’s senior day message to Cyclone Nation: The best may be yet to come

Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy (15) hi-fives with fans as running to the locker room after winning 30-7 over Texas at Jack Trice Stadium, Nov. 6, 2021, in Ames, Iowa. © Nirmalendu Majumdar/Ames Tribune / USA TODAY NETWORK We can celebrate his mind-blowing 15-1 mark as a starting quarterback at Jack Trice Stadium.  We can …
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NOTEBOOK: Don’t “blink” and “miss” what could be Breece Hall’s final game as a Cyclone

Nov 20, 2021; Norman, Oklahoma, USA; Iowa State Cyclones running back Breece Hall (28) warms up before the game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports AMES — There is precisely one thing that won’t surprise you about star Iowa State tailback Breece Hall’s career. His record-setting …
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ROAD RECAP: Cyclones lose another heartbreaker to Oklahoma in Norman

Nov 20, 2021; Norman, Oklahoma, USA; Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy (15) throws the ball during the second half against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Same script. Same outcome. Same heartbreak. Iowa State made mistakes and paid for them. They Cyclones still fought back. And …
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GRAY: “Anything is possible” when ISU meets Oklahoma, which, frankly, is quite remarkable

Oct 7, 2017; Norman, OK, USA; Iowa State Cyclones wide receiver Landen Akers (82) congratulates Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Kyle Kempt (17) after defeating the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Who can forget Kyle Kempt’s smile on that blissful autumn day? The grin that …
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NOTEBOOK: On Charlie Kolar facing his hometown Sooners again, Will McDonald’s injury and more

Nov 13, 2021; Lubbock, Texas, USA; Iowa State Cyclones tight end Charlie Kolar (88) reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the second half at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports  AMES — Charlie Kolar gets why the question is always asked, but doesn’t buy its …
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The Cyclones are unbeaten in November since 2019. A key reason? The presence of Dave Andrews

Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy (15) runs the ball as the Longhorns take on the Cyclones in Ames, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. © Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Register / USA TODAY NETWORK AMES — Much has been made of Iowa State’s success in October in recent years — and for good reason.   But it’s how the …
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NOTEBOOK: Mike Rose feels “good” after returning to starting lineup, Coach Campbell on Texas Tech and more

Oklahoma State senior running back Jaylen Warren slips out of the reach of Iowa State senior linebacker Mike Rose in the first quarter on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. © Bryon Houlgrave/The Register / USA TODAY NETWORK AMES — Someone had to lose. And it wasn’t going to be Matt …