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Iowa State Cyclones College Football Betting

Iowa State Cyclones NCAA Football Betting

There are few programs in all of college football with both the history and the reputation of being a coaching graveyard than the Iowa State Cyclones. Which is why so many members of the football community were shocked when Matt Campbell left the Toledo Rockets for the ISU job. Most questioned his sanity. But Campbell could obviously see what others couldn’t. Campbell has become the most successful coach in Iowa State history since Earl Bruce patrolled the sidelines in the mid to late 1970’s. Of course, with that success has come the natural speculation that Campbell would eventually leave Ames for a “better” job. So far, he has shown no indication of doing so but that day is likely to come sooner rather than later. But what Campbell has proven is that nothing is impossible and that Iowa State can compete for the Big 12 title as well as beat the best that the league has to offer.

Iowa State Cyclones Weekly Odds

Iowa State Cyclones -7

West Virginia Mountaineers +7

Total 50.5

Iowa State Cyclones Weekly Matchup

On Saturday, December 5, 2020 the Iowa State Cyclones will host the West Virginia Mountaineers at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa. Kickoff time and television coverage is to be determined.

West Virginia hasn’t played since November 14 when they beat the TCU Horned Frogs 24-6 as 3-point home chalks with the game going under the total of 44.5. With the win the Mounties improved to 5-3 straight up, 6-2 against the spread and 4-4 with totals.

The Mountaineers rank 35th in the country for total offense, 24th for passing, 72nd for rushing, 62nd for scoring, and 95th for turnovers. Defensively West Virginia ranks fourth in the country, first against the pass, 21st against the rush, 14th for points allowed, and 15th for takeaways.

West Virginia has covered four of their last six games against Iowa State. Five of the last six games between these teams have gone under the total.

Iowa State Cyclones Weekly Recap

Iowa State is coming off a 23-20 Black Friday win at the Texas Longhorns as 1-point road chalk with the game going under the total of 58.5. As a result, the Cyclones are 7-2 straight up, 5-4 against the spread and 4-5 under the total.

Overall national rankings have the Cyclones 38th for total offense, 55th for passing, 37th for rushing, 38th for scoring, and 80th for turnovers. Defensively Iowa State is 29th in the country, 68th against the pass, 20th against the rush, 27th for points allowed, and 33rd for takeaways.

Running back Breece Hall has been the star of the Cyclones. Hall has 1260 yards rushing with 6.3 yards with 16 touchdowns. Brock Purdy threw for 312 yards and a touchdown against Texas. Purdy has thrown for 14 touchdowns and six interceptions on the season.

At the onset of the 2020 season all of the hype and hopes of Cyclone nation were pinned on Brock Purdy. And that is one of the great ironies of the 2020 season. Purdy has been solid for sure, but hardly spectacular and nowhere near the video game type of QB that Spencer Rattler is for the Oklahoma Sooners. Instead Purdy has been the benefactor of the best running backs in America.

Breece Hall has taken the 2020 season by storm with a sensational campaign that has him in the conversation for All Big 12 if not All-American honors. Hall is only a sophomore that broke out for a great season that has transformed the Cyclones into a serious Big 12 title contender. He has cleared the 100-yard rushing mark in every game but one this season. Last year Hall ran for 897 yards, 4.8 yards per carry and 9 touchdowns which, while impressive, did not lead Iowa State to believe he would become a dominant back.

Equally impressive and important has been the Iowa State defense which has been having one of its best seasons in history.

Campbell has done what nobody thought possible at Iowa State. Should he decide to stay he has everything in place to not just maintain success but build upon it.

2020 Iowa State Cyclones Schedule

Date Opponent Score
Sep 12 vs Louisiana L 14-31
Sep 26 @ TCU W 37-34
Oct 3 vs Oklahoma W 37-30
Oct 10 vs Texas Tech W 31-15
Oct 24 @ Oklahoma State L 21-24
Oct 31 @ Kansas W 52-22
Nov 7 vs Baylor W 38-31
Nov 21 vs Kansas State W 45-0
Nov 27 @ Texas W 23-20
Dec 5 vs West Virginia -
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