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Cyclones lack firepower in Stillwater

The college football season is like a 12-episode soap opera. Within every program, there are ups and there are downs. If you follow things closely (if you’re reading this right now, chances are you do), you keep up on the drama. It’s rare that after a win or...
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Williams: Disappointing, not devastating

AMES --- Iowa State’s 27-21 loss to No. 6 Kansas State was disappointing but not devastating.Collin Klein and the Wildcats are like that 70-year old man on the golf course. You constantly out-drive him by 75  yards but at the end of the day, his stone cold ac...
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Missed opportunities cost Cyclones against Wildcats

AMES – Four years, four heartbreakers.Kansas State continues to be a thorn in the side of Iowa State. On Saturday, the Cyclones nearly pulled an upset of the No. 6 Wildcats (6-0, 3-0), but Kansas State’s all-everything quarterback Collin Klein made sure that...
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Inside the Numbers: The first quarter

Believe it or not, a quarter of the 2012 Iowa State football regular season is already behind us. Oh how time flies when you’re 3-0 right?Being that Iowa State’s bye week is upon us, I thought this would be a perfect time to really dig deep inside the numbe...
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Monday Musings: Sept. 17, 2012 Edition

This 3-0 feels different…Hear me out. Iowa State entered Big 12 play a year ago unbeaten but very, very shaken. That 3-0 was the result of three frantic comeback victories – one at home over an FCS opponent, a thriller vs. rival Iowa and one on the road agai...
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Williams: A workmanlike win

AMES --- Ho humm.That’s about all I can come up with for a lead after Iowa State’s 37-3 beat down of Western Illinois on Saturday night.It was a game in which it’s impossible to be upset with the outcome. Sure – Iowa State probably could have dropped 60 po...
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Williams: An ugly road win? No such thing

IOWA CITY --- Let’s get this straight right now Fanatics. There is no such thing as an ugly win in Iowa City – or anywhere outside of Ames, Iowa for that matter. You dig?Iowa State and Iowa came out of the gates on Saturday and looked like the 2000 St. Louis Ra...
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Iowa State defense steps up in Kinnick

IOWA CITY --- Jake Knott simply made an instinctive football play, right?Umm, think again.Yes, Knott used his fantasic athletic ability, but the interception that sealed Iowa State's 9-6 victory over Iowa was more of a result of his brain than his legs and ar...