Iowa State Cyclones vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane football: By the numbers


Dec 31, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA; Iowa State Cyclones wide receiver Aaron Horne (3) carries the ball up the field against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in the Liberty Bowl at Liberty Bowl Stadium. Tulsa won 31-17. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports


391: Number of days that Iowa State and Tulsa have met three total times.

1961: The only year that both teams have met each other previously (ISU won 27-6)

29: Total margin of victory for both teams last year in both meetings. Iowa State won 38-23 in Ames and Tulsa won 31-17 in the Liberty Bowl.

157: Difference in total yards given up by the Cyclones’ defense (160 yards on 34 carries in the season opener compared to 317 yards on 60 carries in the bowl game).


0: Number of fumbles lost by Iowa State this season.

3.5: Number of penalties the Cyclones average this season (rank 12th nationally).

18: Number of penalties Tulsa opponents have had collectively.

Tulsa notables

16: Number of red zone attempts by Tulsa opponents, and the number of successful red zone scores.

179: Number of yards the Golden Hurricanes have given up on special teams in eight punts.

The running game

98: Total amount of yards that Iowa State ran for in the Liberty Bowl against Tulsa. That was the second-lowest output of the season; they had 65 total yards against Kansas State.

475: Total amount of yards that the Cyclones had in the Kansas and West Virginia games combined right before the bowl game.

101: Least amount of yards that Iowa State picked up on the ground in any road game from 2012 (Iowa).


1: Number of times Iowa State has had a 100-plus-yard receiver in four consecutive games. The feat was accomplished by Ed Williams and Ty Watley in 1997. Ernst Brun, Justin Coleman, and Quenton Bundrage have consecutively had more than 100 receiving yards dating back to last season.