2015 Iowa State Cyclones Football Schedule

Record: 3-9, 2-7 (Big 12)
Date   Opponent Time/TV Tickets
Sep. 5
Panthers Northern Iowa Panthers
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA
Won 31-7
Sep. 12
Hawkeyes Iowa Hawkeyes
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA
Lost 31-17
Sep. 19
Rockets at Toledo Rockets
Glass Bowl, Toledo, OH
Lost 30-23
Sep. 26
Open Date
Oct. 3
Jayhawks Kansas Jayhawks
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA
Won 38-13
Oct. 10
Red Raiders at Texas Tech Red Raiders
Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX
Lost 66-31
Oct. 17
Horned Frogs TCU Horned Frogs
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA
Lost 45-21
Oct. 24
Bears at Baylor Bears
McLane Stadium, Waco, TX
Lost 45-27
Oct. 31
Longhorns Texas Longhorns (HC)
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA
Won 24-0
Nov. 7
Sooners at Oklahoma Sooners
Gaylord Family OK Mem. Stadium, Norman, OK
Lost 52-16
Nov. 14
Cowboys Oklahoma State Cowboys
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA
Lost 35-31
Nov. 21
Wildcats at Kansas State Wildcats
Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS
Lost 38-35
Nov. 28
Mountaineers at West Virginia Mountaineers
Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV
Lost 30-6
Dec. 5
Open Date

Iowa State Headlines

    2015 Big 12 Football Schedule Announced

    By Kevin Kelley -
    1. Tully
      November 19, 2014 at 3:29 pm

      In 2015 59 of the 63 teams which make up the P5 teams will have one bye week. And then there is Big 12 scheduling. WVU, KSU, Texas and Baylor will be the only teams in all of the P5 teams to have two bye weeks.

      Smooth move Big 12. Even within the conference WVU, KSU, Texas and Baylor have an advantage over the other six teams. Add in KSU and Baylor have no P5 OOC games and this scheduling looks even worse.

      • Travis B
        November 19, 2014 at 4:36 pm

        Yep and the extra bye week is a definite advantage.

        The OOC is pretty much garbage. OU, TEX, and WVU are the only B12 teams that consistently play challenging OOC schedules. (I know others do sometimes but they do every year)

      • Mason
        November 20, 2014 at 10:00 am

        Because the Big12 doesn’t have a championship game, they can schedule games on the weekend when the other conferences hold their conference game, thus the extra bye week.

      • Kevin
        July 21, 2015 at 5:01 pm

        In regards to these teams having an advantage because they are the only teams with two byes. WVU, KSU, Texas and Baylor. I haven’t looked at the rest of the P5 schedules but these 4 teams play on a Thursday and have the Saturday before off as you cant play Saturday, Thursday, Saturday. WVU has a bye in week three which was a result of joining the Big12 and had to cancel a game that week and then plays at Baylor, gets the next week off and then goes at TCU on Thursday night and since they travel more than any other team in all of college football for conference games (maybe besides Hawaii) this was also a factor for fairness.

    2. Kyle
      November 19, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      They need to all play the first weekend in December. This can really hurt them and waste a bye week.

    3. Ricky W
      November 19, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      The OOC schedules for Baylor, Oklahoma St and Kansas St are a disgrace. That’s why these programs will never earn a playoff berth. Those weak schedules weaken the overall XII strength of schedule, negative impacting the XII programs who dare to schedule stronger opponents. Texas, Oklahoma, West Virginia and TCU should be pressing their fellow brethren to get their ship into shape.

      Also without a conference championship, the XII will forever remain behind the Pac-12 which plays 9-game schedule AND a conference championship. The B1G will be going to a 9-game conference schedule in 2016.

      The XII needs to be true to their name and get back to 12. But if not suffer the consequences.

    4. Ricky W
      November 19, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      No XII championship game is the rason for the bye.

      But looking at the disgraceful OOC schedules for Baylor, Oklahoma St and Kansas St. those three programs effectively have more then two byes. And each are playing for nothing more than a bowl game. Potential recruits be aware!

    5. Mason
      November 20, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      Most other P5 schools should look at Texas’ OCC schedules and do their best to emulate them. 2 P5 OCC games a year AND a nine game conference slate. Very impressive.

      • Tully
        November 22, 2014 at 10:13 pm

        This will be the first year in a very long time that Texas will play two OOC teams that are in P5 (or BCS conferences). Texas felt pressure to change how they scheduled in 2009 when they had four OOC games and none were with any teams from a BCS conference.

        In fact the Texas 2009 team and the OU 2000 teams are the only teams which made an appearance in a BCSNCG while going 0-0 in OOC games with BCS teams. Even the SEC teams which made the BCSNCG never did that.

        So let’s hold off praising Texas for doing what other teams have been doing for years.

    6. Travis B
      November 20, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      Yes we know that no CCG is the reason for the bye. It shouldn’t be though. If they don’t want a CCG, they shouldn’t be able to schedule games on CCG (postseason) weekend.

      Other conferences have to fit their 12 game regular season schedule in a 13 or 14 week period (depending on the season) and the B12 has to fit their 12 game regular season schedule in a 14 or 15 week period (cause of no CCG)

      I think this is an unfair advantage that shouldn’t be allowed. CCG weekend should be allowed for CCG’s only and teams that are playing an extra 13th, non-regular season game.

    7. Ricky W
      November 20, 2014 at 7:02 pm

      Agree with Travis.

      Should not boast about Texas schedule as they play no CCG, and get an extra bye week to rest, recover and prepare, unlike programs from other P5 conference programs.

      The XII cannot fulfill its bowl commitments this season, with OK St, Texas Tech, Kansas
      and Iowa St not playing in a bowl. And Baylor’s lightweight OOC schedule should keep them out of a major bowl.

      If the XII is not motivated to bring in two more programs, maybe its time for the XII to split up, with half going to the four other P5 conferences and and the other half to G5 conferences. And if Texas doesn’t want to share TV revenue then they can go independent, like Notre Dame.

    8. Tully
      November 23, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      A couple of examples of the absurdity of the Big 12 schedule.
      Texas Tech will play 11 games with out a bye week. After the bye week Texas Tech will play their last game of the season in week 13.
      Kansas will have a bye week in week 3, then play 10 consecutive weeks, ending their season in week 13.
      Baylor will have bye weeks in week 3 and again on week 9, ending their season on week 14
      KSU will have bye weeks4 and again on week 9, ending their season on week 14.
      Well it is funny to see Oklahoma get screwed too. One bye week on week 4 and then play nine consecutive weeks and finish their season week 13.

      I think the two bye weeks for Baylor and KSU are even more absurd as they are two of three Big 12 teams not playing any OOC games with P5 teams.

      The Big 12, where, they all play with each other, it is just some Big 12 teams a more equal than others.

    9. Debra Heston
      February 2, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      Well, I know one game I hope the Sooner’s win. The first one.

    10. Debra
      February 2, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      I am hoping that the Big 12 can get some more good college football teams in like the Big 10 did. I would enjoy seeing the playoff games again with the Big 12 name on it. Does anyone have a team or two that would like to join the Big 12. Maybe a team from California or another Texas team.

    11. Trenton
      February 8, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      Where is Memphis?

    12. Dian H Sims
      May 23, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      What ‘s does the 2017 football schedule look like in October?

    1. Dave
      May 31, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      Good on ASU for stopping the scheduling of FCS schools. Hopefully, all FBS schools will eventually do the same. Let’s agree to improve the quality of football across all divisions of college football. Best done by schools playing within their own division.

    2. Ricky W
      June 1, 2014 at 3:28 am

      Don’t see why the 39 programs consisting of the SunBelt, CUSA, MAC, Army or UMass, should care what the playoff committee thinks. In the new environment none of these programs will ever be selected for the single access bowl berth reserved for a Group of Five program. That will always go to one of the 25 programs from the MWC, AAC or BYU. Unless No Illinois slips through the cracks. I’m not saying that is fair but that is how it will be.

      • Atlanta Mafia
        June 1, 2014 at 5:39 pm

        If you think that the MWC has some preferred status over the CUSA, SunBelt, or MAC then that is just follish thinking.

    3. Bill (the one that's commenting for years; not the newbie)
      June 1, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      I can’t see a 12-0 A-State team ever having a strong enough SOS if they are stuck playing 8 SBC teams. At there level it doesn’t matter if they play Alabama, Iowa State or Savannah St.

    4. Will
      January 24, 2015 at 12:55 pm

      I heard a small rumor Arkansas State in the big 12 now

    1. Travis
      February 27, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      must be nice having no CCG and an extra bye week. a competitive advantage over other conferences.

      hope it bites this conference in the ass for going away from the possibility of a 13th game (Conference Championship) and they get left out of the Playoff several times for it!

      still my full respects to OU, this wasn’t meant to bash on them!

      • Pa
        February 27, 2014 at 10:17 pm

        Well they put a whuppin on Alabama didn’t they? I will take my hat off to Okie’s schedule any day over the Sesleaze (SEC) schedules, 8 conference games, 2 sunbelt and a couple of division 1aa games lol.

      • Shawn
        February 27, 2014 at 11:11 pm

        Now we know how the Pac 10 felt all those years

      • Travis B
        February 28, 2014 at 9:52 pm

        yeah they did put a whuppin on Bama.

        the SEC schedules are what you said but they usually have at least ONE AQ team.

    2. Colton
      February 27, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      It’s not like they had a choice? Only 10 teams in the Big 12.

    3. Colton
      March 4, 2014 at 1:13 pm

      Well you can hate on the Big XII all you want. Not having a conference championship game actually hurts us, it doesn’t help.

    4. Jared Atha (@atha2k2)
      June 2, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Not having a CCG doesn’t hurt the Big 12. Ever since the Big 12 dropped the game, there hasn’t been an undefeated team. Once there’s an undefeated team, that team will be in the playoffs.

      If Baylor went undefeated last year, they would have been in the National Title game.

      The conference doesn’t need a CCG, I promise.

    5. Rick
      August 6, 2014 at 11:05 pm

      OU has a great chance of going all the way. Don’t lissen to all this big bad SEC hype. The big 10 has a great conference too.

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    1. PNB
      November 27, 2013 at 6:46 pm

      Good to see rivals from different conferences can play each other. ACC-SEC rivals have no problem doing this either but Texas and Kansas can’t find a way to play Texas A&M and Mizzou. Don’t give me that they left the Big 12 stuff. Georgia Tech left the SEC yet Georgia stills plays them. It can be done!

      • Josh
        November 27, 2013 at 7:38 pm

        I agree. I hate it when schools give the “well we’re in different conferences so we can’t play each other” BS. It makes them look even dumber that the southern schools and schools like Iowa-Iowa St still make it work.

    2. Luke
      November 28, 2013 at 2:13 am

      I would like to see WVU and PITT play again.

      • Herandos
        November 28, 2013 at 8:53 pm

        Wait tilk 2018, then will West Virginiat move back to an east cost conference, flying your football and basketball teams to the mid-west is very expensive.

    3. Nolebull813
      December 1, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      You would think Missouri would be banging down Kansas’ door to play. It’s a free win!

    4. Nolebull813
      December 1, 2013 at 9:53 pm

      Rivalries that should be yearly that don’t happen no more….

      Notre Dame/Michigan (ending)

    5. greg
      August 24, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      did you see that block jake long missed that tore sam bradfords acl, their season is over, cut long now, he is not an nfl caliber player, he is not worth the veteren minimum, looks like st. louis will be in the market for you brandon scherff, when you get to meet the team make sure jake long is listening and tell them theres a new scherff in town, and dont be a statue have one made after you

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