Iowa State Football Odds: Can The Cyclones Tell Texas SEC-Ya Later?

Written By Russ Mitchell on November 5, 2021 - Last Updated on July 22, 2022
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The cattle are moving to greener SEC pastures, so Saturday may be the last time fans can wager on a Texas at Iowa State game in the Big 12. The Longhorns may be out of the conference by the time the matchup is scheduled to return to Ames in two years.

If oddsmakers are correct, the Cyclones should be able to tell the Longhorns not to let the swinging gate hit them in the rump roast on the way out. Bettors looking for Iowa State odds will be backing a two-field goal favorite in the contest.

Texas vs Iowa State Big 12 odds

Two field goal tries — one make and one miss — have decided each of the last two games in the series.

Longhorns K Cameron Dicker missed a 58-yard field goal attempt as time expired for a 23-20 ISU win in Austin last season. Iowa State K Conner Assalley made his 36-yard kick as time expired in a 23-21 Cyclone win two seasons ago.

How to watch the Texas at Iowa State Big 12 game

  • What: Texas (4-4, 2-3 in the Big 12) at Iowa State (5-3, 3-2)
  • When6:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Where: Jack Trice Stadium in Ames
  • TV: FS1

Iowa State is fourth and Texas is tied for fifth in the conference standings. Neither team can afford another loss if they want to appear in the Dec. 4 Big 12 Conference Championship game in Arlington, TX.

The Cyclones were No. 7 and the Longhorns were No. 21 in the AP preseason poll. But, both teams were left out of the initial College Football Playoff Selection Committee top 25 on Tuesday.

Iowa State coach Matt Campbell talked to reporters about the reality of a 5-3 record:

“We’re obviously expectation-aware, but we’re purpose- and process-driven. The results have never driven who we are or what we do. I think the character of your football team is always tested this time of year. And the reality is, everything we still want is right out in front of us. I’ve always believed you get as your work deserves.”

Latest Big 12 Championship odds

Iowa State bowl game 2022 projections

Iowa State becomes bowl-eligible with a win Saturday. How does Florida sound?

Orlando hosts both the Cheez-It Bowl on Dec. 29 and the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1. There’s a chance both the Cyclones and Iowa Hawkeyes make their way to the same stadium for different bowl games.

Here’s the latest for Iowa State:

Cheez-It Bowl (Dec. 29 in Orlando)

  • Jerry Palm at CBS — vs. North Carolina State
  • Mark Schlabach at ESPN — vs. Pitt
  • Bill Bender at Sporting News — vs. Virginia
  • Steven Lassan at Athlon Sports — vs. Pitt
  • Erick Smith at USA Today — vs. Wake Forest
  • Stewart Mandel at The Athletic — vs. Pitt

Alamo Bowl (Dec. 29 in San Antonio)

  • Brad Crawford at 247Sports — vs. Oregon State

Texas Bowl (Jan. 4 in Houston)

  • Kyle Bonagura at ESPN — vs. Ole Miss
  • College Football News — vs. Arkansas

Around the Big 12

11 a.m. games

  • Kansas State at Kansas (FS1)

2:30 p.m. games (unless noted)

  • No. 11 Oklahoma State at West Virginia (ESPN)
  • No. 12 Baylor at TCU (Fox)

6:30 p.m. game

  • Texas at Iowa State (FS1)

Beyond the Big 12: Top 25 odds

11 a.m. games

  • Missouri at No. 1 Georgia (ESPN)
  • No. 5 Ohio State at Nebraska (Fox)
  • No. 9 Wake Forest at North Carolina (ABC)
  • Liberty at No. 16 Ole Miss (SEC Network)
  • Illinois at No. 20 Minnesota (ESPN2)
  • No. 25 Pitt at Duke (ACC Network)

2:30 p.m. games (unless noted)

  • No. 3 Michigan State at Purdue (ABC)
  • Tulsa at No. 6 Cincinnati (ESPN2)
  • Navy at No. 10 Notre Dame (NBC)
  • No. 13 Auburn at No. 14 Texas A&M (CBS)
  • Idaho State at No. 15 BYU (ESPN3)
  • No. 21 Wisconsin at Rutgers (BTN)
  • No. 17 Mississippi State at Arkansas (3 p.m. SEC Network)
  • No. 19 North Carolina State at Florida State (3 p.m. ACC Network)

6 p.m. games (unless noted)

  • LSU at No. 2 Alabama (ESPN)
  • Tennessee at No. 18 Kentucky (ESPN2)
  • No. 22 Iowa at Northwestern (BTN)
  • Boise State at No. 23 Fresno State (CBS Sports Network)
  • No. 4 Oregon at Washington (6:30 p.m. ABC)
  • Indiana at No. 7 Michigan (6:30 p.m. Fox)

Late game

  • 10 p.m. — No. 24 San Diego State at Hawaii (FS1)
Photo by Kathleen Batten / AP
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Russ Mitchell has been covering news and sports in northwest Iowa since 1997, including 11 years as managing editor for one of the most acclaimed community newspapers in the state. He looks forward to keeping readers up to date on the growing sportsbook industry in Iowa.

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