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What an incredible game by one of the most surprising teams in College football.
The Iowa State Cyclones are without a doubt the most impressive, most improved team in the entire country in this 2017 season of college football. With a win today against the fourth-ranked Horned Frogs of TCU, Iowa State looks to improve to 6-2, making their first bowl game appearance in nearly six years.The final score of this game was 14-7 Cyclones.
What was the key to this incredible victory? Grit. At the end of the day, the way these teams pull off these magnificent upsets is through grit and determination. You're not going to win a game, especially a big one, without incredible amounts of determination and dedication.
Iowa State without a doubt will be easily in the top-15 come the next rankings. If anywhere near below that spot, there needs to be a riot. Yes, this team deserves the best spot possible in this next set of top-25 national AP rankings. It makes sense, defeating two top-5 teams in the same calendar month has never been done before by any team in the history of college football. Especially two Big-12 favored champions in the same month.
The Cyclones are just completely tearing apart the Big-12 team by team, and soon, you will be hearing people call this Cyclone team Big-12 champions if this play if keeping up. This has been the best Iowa State team we've seen in a very long time.
As an Iowa Hawkeye fan, I cannot believe I am saying these words, but Iowa State is a damn good football team. Honestly, I don't think anybody in the state of Iowa would ever hear or dare to say those words in a long time. Although we all must've seen this coming with the addition of Matt Campbell as head coach of Iowa State last year. After a 3-9 finish last season, the Cyclones are predicted to finish with ten regular season wins. Yes, ten. This has been just a crazy year, man. You can count on me rooting for this in-state team for the rest of their season.