Iowa State's upset earns Cyclones trip to NYC
Thursday, December 29, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) -- Iowa State scored the most significant upset of this college football season, handing Oklahoma State its only loss and setting the stage for a BCS title game rematch between Alabama and LSU.
Oh, yeah, and the Cyclones also became bowl eligible on that memorable Friday night in Ames, Iowa.
To the rest of the country that was a footnote to Iowa State's mesmerizing 37-31 double-overtime victory on Nov. 18, but to a program that has had more failure than success in its history, getting that sixth win was huge.
It ended up being the last victory of the regular season for the Cyclones, but it was enough to earn them a bid to the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium, where they will play Rutgers on Friday.