Even when a football team goes winless, there’s still multiple things that had to go right throughout the course of a 12-game season. Iowa State football almost went winless (2-10), but here’s five moments that can ease the pain of a season that started with low expectations and somehow ended up being worse than we imagined.
5. Iowa State compiling over 500 offensive yards vs Texas
The Longhorns finished the season ranked 25th in overall total defense. While the offense was inconsistent all season, the Cyclones’ best moment came in a losing effort against Texas. ISU compiled 524 total yards (345 in the air and 179 on the ground), 30 first downs, and went 9-for-19 on third down conversions. Sam B. Richardson overcame two interceptions with 36 completed passes and three touchdowns.
The big trio of receivers were impressive. E.J. Bibbs reeled in two touchdowns, Allen Lazard had a score, and D’Vario Montgomery had 100 yards receiving. Aaron Wimberly also cracked the century mark on the ground. Even though the Cyclones put up 45 points, it wasn’t enough to get the win.