By Nick Filipowski, Weekend Sports Anchor - bio | email
Jared Barnett threw three TD pass in ISU's 37-23 win over TCU.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
It was another statement win for the Iowa State Cyclones with a 37-23 road win over then 15th ranked TCU.
In fact, over the last three season under head coach Paul Rhoads the Cyclones are the only team in the nation to defeat three ranked opponents on the road in consecutive seasons as an unranked team.
ISU another chance to make a big statement Saturday at home against 6th ranked Kansas State.
It'll be a battle of two of the best defenses in the Big 12. The Wildcats and Cyclones rank second and third respectively through five games giving up 15 points per.
Quarterback Jared Barnett sparked Iowa State in Forth Worth, but consistency has been an issues on the offensive side of the ball for the Cyclones.
Kansas State enters with one of the most prolific rushing attacks in the nation and is averaging more than 40 points per game.
And heading into Saturday's tilt, underdogs or not, the Cyclones are a confident bunch.
"I feel like it's always a routine to go win a football game," Barnett said. "We don't ever going into a game thinking, 'Oh, we're going to lose this one.' We went down to Texas knowing we were going to win just like we're going into Jack Trice Stadium knowing we're going to win."
"We know what we have here and know that even if we're not favored, we feel like we could be, but it doesn't matter to us because the product, the team that we have is a lot higher than it has been in the past," linebacker Jake Knott added.
Iowa State is currently six and a half point underdogs for Saturday's game.
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