Iowa State football: Ranking the Cyclones’ toughest remaining opponents

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Oct 11, 2014; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones tight end

E.J. Bibbs

(11) celebrates with running back DeVondrick Nealy (20) and offensive lineman

Daniel Burton

(70) after scoring against the Toledo Rockets at Jack Trice Stadium. Iowa State defeated Toledo 37-30. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

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