Iowa State spent much of last season as college football’s plucky underdog.
After a strange and sluggish start to 2018, the Cyclones appear ready to burst back onto the national scene. They looked more dominant than endearing in throttling West Virginia.
Iowa State (3-3, 2-2 Big 12 Conference) dismantled the Mountaineers (5-1, 3-1) on Saturday night in a 30-14 victory that was much more one-sided than the final score indicated.
The Cyclones held one of the nation’s best offenses to just 152 yards and one third-down conversion. They sacked Will Grier seven times and forced a team that had punted just 12 times in five previous games to do so eight times.
Source: The Associated Press