Iowa State football: Season finale against TCU set for morning kickoff


The Iowa State football team will end the 2014 season in a familiar place — one of the first games to kickoff on national broadcast TV.

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TCU will host the Cyclones next Saturday in both teams’ regular season finale, and it will kickoff at 11:00 AM Central time on ABC. The game will be a full national telecast and will also be streamed on ESPN3. It hails back to the days when Iowa State played Missouri at the end of the season and that game would usually be a regional or national telecast on ABC.

All of the Big 12 games will be scattered throughout the day. Oklahoma State at Oklahoma will be on at 2:30 PM Central time on Fox Sports 1 and streamed on Fox Sports Go. Kansas State at Baylor, the conference’s biggest game, will be on ESPN at 6:45 PM Central time and will be streamed on WatchESPN.

Iowa State’s game against TCU will be one of the six crucial contests on Saturday that will impact the College Football Playoff as the Horned Frogs are expected to move up to a playoff spot after Mississippi State’s loss to Ole Miss and after TCU destroyed Texas. Other games of significant impact are the Wildcats-Bears and…

  • Pac-12 Championship: Arizona vs. Oregon
  • SEC Championship: Alabama vs. Missouri
  • ACC Championship: Florida State vs. Georgia Tech
  • Big Ten Championship: Wisconsin vs. Ohio State

Baylor, TCU, and Kansas State all have the potential to win the Big 12 on Saturday. The Bears control their destiny — win, and they will own the tiebreaker over TCU. The Horned Frogs need to beat ISU and needs Kansas State to win. The Wildcats have the longest odds needing to win and hope for an Iowa State victory over TCU. Also, if Kansas State does win the conference, that likely means a Big 12 team won’t be making the CFP.