Northern Iowa Panthers vs. Iowa State Cyclones: Live stream, start time, TV info, and more


September 3, 2011; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones fans during the game against the Northern Iowa Panthers at Jack Trice Stadium. The Cyclones defeated the Panthers 20-19. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

The Iowa State football team opens up the season facing two of their in-state rivals. Their first matchup is against FCS opponent Northern Iowa, who’s been giving FBS opponents nothing but problems in recent years.

UNI last defeated Iowa State in 2007, and since has come close to defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes multiple times. If it wasn’t for a Steele Jantz miracle two seasons ago, the Cyclones would have suffered a loss to the Panthers as they trailed late in the game.

[Also see: Five players to watch during UNI vs ISU]

While the season wasn’t up to UNI standards last year, plenty of their offense returns including running back David Johnson, who will be the team’s biggest threat on offense. Iowa State will try to counter with a solid stable of running backs of their own, including Shontrelle Johnson and James White.

Here’s all the information you need on how to watch the game. No national TV network picked up the game, but this will be the only game that will be a Mediacom exclusive. For those that don’t have the cable provider, the game can be purchased at

  • Date: August 31st
  • Start Time: 7:00 PM CT
  • Location: Jack Trice Stadium; Ames, Iowa
  • TV Info: Mediacom (HD ch. 798, SD ch. 165*)
  • Live Stream:**

*Also available on digital channels 59.2, 57.2, or 74.2 in some areas.

**Must be a subscriber to watch the game. For those that don’t have Mediacom cable, the best course of action to watch the game is purchasing a monthly subscription for about $10.