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2018 Schedule
1-2, 6th in Big 12
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Iowa State holds off Akron 26-13

Zeb Noland threw for 233 yards and a touchdown, David Montgomery had 107 yards rushing and a score and Iowa State held off Akron 26-13 on Saturday for its first win of the season.

Iowa State honors slain golfer before game (0:48)
Iowa State WR Butler goes airborne for 24-yard TD (0:33)
Akron's Williams hauls in 26-yard TD (0:29)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley on Iowa State, which is 0-2: "They're going to give people fits." Riley said the play of Cyclones' QB Zeb Noland was "eerily similar" to Kyle Kempt's performance in beating OU last year in Norman.

Oklahoma holds off feisty Iowa State (1:43)
Motley INT seals Sooners' win (0:40)
Noland's 4th down strike keeps Iowa State drive alive (0:17)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa State is going to make this a four-quarter game against Oklahoma. The Cyclones have shown zero dropoff offensively with Zeb Noland in command. And if there's one running back in this game you want in a competitive fourth quarter, he's not on the OU sideline. It's David Montgomery, who scored to bring ISU within one touchdown here in the third.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyler Murray at halftime in the heat at Iowa State: 13-of-17 passing for 268 yards and three touchdowns. The Cyclones made a push. Murray and the fifth-ranked Sooners pushed back harder.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Through the first quarter here at Iowa State, Oklahoma looks set to replace Rodney Anderson with more than one man. Trey Sermon played the opening series; Marcelias Sutton handled the next drive at running back, though Kyler Murray and Marquise Brown have taken care of all the heavy lifting as OU built a 10-0 lead.

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8dKyle Sherman

Hurt Iowa St. QB Kempt out vs. OU, next week

Iowa State QB Kyle Kempt did not play in a 37-27 loss to No. 5 Oklahoma after getting hurt in last week's opener. He also has been ruled out of next week's game.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa State has found an opponent for Dec. 1. The Cyclones will host Incarnate Word as long as the potential visitor does not qualify for the FCS playoffs, and Iowa State isn't playing in the Big 12 title game. ISU's scheduled opener against South Dakota State was cancelled on Sept. 1. Iowa State has agreed to pay Incarnate Word $300,000 for the visit and provide a charter flight to Des Moines. Here's AD Jamie Pollard:

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13dJake Trotter

Iowa St. QB Kempt (ankle) unsure for OU game

Iowa State quarterback Kyle Kempt is day-to-day with an ankle injury, and his availability for Saturday's game against No. 5 Oklahoma is up in the air.

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22dMitch Sherman

Nebraska, ISU openers canceled due to weather

A lightning strike near Memorial Stadium forced officials to halt play immediately after the opening kickoff of Saturday's Akron-Nebraska opener. The game, which was eventually canceled, was one of several across the country affected by severe weather.

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Iowa State QB Kempt embraces top job

For the first time in a career spanning six seasons and three schools, Iowa State's Kyle Kempt will finally enter a campaign as a No. 1 quarterback.

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47dJake Trotter

What you need to know about the Big 12

Gearing you up for kickoff with the biggest conference games, strongest position groups, team with the most to prove and more around the Big 12.

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Former Buckeyes coach Earle Bruce, 87, dies

Earle Bruce, who won at least a share of four Big Ten titles at Ohio State during a college career that spanned 21 seasons, has died. He was 87.

Team Stats

Passing Yards254.052nd
Rushing Yards79.3129th
Points For18.7121st
Points Against21.0Tied-41st

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