Iowa State Cyclones College Football Betting
The 2022 season will go down as one of the most disappointing in the history of the Iowa State Cyclones football program. And this is the second consecutive season that the Cyclones have fallen short of expectations. Last year Iowa State was sold as a College Football Playoff contender. But they were nowhere near ready for prime time and withered under the hot lights of national attention. Iowa State had a new roster this year but has built up enough credibility that a bowl game was considered a guarantee. Except it was not. It is true that Iowa State was competitive in almost every game and should have had a much better record than they did. Indeed the Cyclones had several close calls. But the little things caught up with the Cyclones. And that is on head coach Matt Campbell. Campbell has gone from the hottest coaching prospect in the country to damaged goods.
Iowa State Cyclones Weekly Matchup
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Iowa State Cyclones Weekly Recap
Last game, the Iowa State Cyclones lost 62-14 against the TCU Horned Frogs as 9.5-point road dogs. The game went over the total of 46. Iowa State has a record of 4-8 straight up, 4-7-1 against the spread, and 3-9 over/under the total. Iowa State ranks 83rd for total offense, 37th for passing, 116th for rushing and 114th for scoring. Defensively they rank 8th overall, 12th against the pass, 16th against the rush, and 22nd for points allowed. Also, Iowa State ranks 58th for fewest turnovers lost and 100th for takeaways.
Tre'Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, Max Duggan, and fourth-ranked TCU can now look forward to the Big 12 championship game since that is next. There is even much more to play for after quite a statement to finish an undefeated regular season.
Kendre Miller ran for two touchdowns as the Horned Frogs completed the first undefeated regular season by a Big 12 team since 2009 with a blowout victory over Iowa State, getting them closer to making the four-team College Football Playoff.
Should TCU beat Kansas State in the Big 12 championship game next Saturday, there will be no question about that for TCU. In coach Sonny Dykes' first season, the Frogs are one of only three undefeated teams remaining.
A week after scoring nine points in the final 2 minutes and 7 seconds at Baylor and getting the game-ending field goal when out of timeouts and the clock running, TCU led 17-0 with scores on each of its three drives against the Big 12's top defense. Iowa State had given up 16.5 points a game, the most being 31, with only two teams scoring more than 24.
The Frogs hadn't won a game by more than 10 points since its Big 12 opener on October 1, led 24-0 at the end of the first quarter on Millard Bradford's 36-yard interception return for their first defensive touchdown this season. Josh Newton added another one with his 57-yard pick and score after halftime.
It was the most-lopsided loss for Iowa State since 55-3 in the regular-season finale at TCU in 2014, the inaugural season for the four-team playoff and when there was no Big 12 title game.
One-loss TCU went into that game No. 3 but dropped to sixth in the final CFP rankings the next day. That was one spot below one-loss Baylor, the only team to beat the Frogs. Ohio State was fourth after a 59-0 win in the Big Ten title game.
Texas was the last Big 12 team with an undefeated regular season, in 2009, when they won the conference championship game but lost in the BCS National Championship Game. Oklahoma was undefeated in Big 12 games in 2016 after starting 1-2 in non-conference games.
The Cyclones had allowed 24 points combined in the first quarter of their previous 11 games. It is their first losing record since 3-9 in Campbell's debut in 2016 after taking over a team coming off six consecutive losing seasons.
''I feel like this team has fought, scratched, and clawed every way,'' Campbell said. ''Our tank was on about E.''
2022 Iowa State Cyclones Schedule
||vs. Kansas State
||vs. West Virginia
||at Oklahoma State
||vs. Texas Tech
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