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.

West Virginia quarterback Will Grier watches from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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.

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Source: The Associated Press

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