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Friday, July 26
Event: Football | 1992 vs. Nebraska, "Miracle Marv"
Led by QB Marv Seiler, the Cyclones pulled off one of the biggest upsets in school history over No. 7 Nebraska. Seiler ran for 144 yards on 24 carries and the Cyclones were aided by four Ty Stewart field goals in the game.
Event: Football | 1971 Highlights: Next Year is Now
Before the 1971 Cyclones took the field, coach Johnny Majors outline his goals: Enter the Big Eight conference race undefeated, finish in the upper division of the Big Eight, win more games than any ISU team in modern history and go to a postseason bowl game for the first time in school history.
Here is a video produced recapping the 1971 football season.
Justus Thigpen was the instigator in Iowa State's 98-84 victory over No. 16 Iowa in 1991. The junior scored a then-career-high 28 points, as the Cyclones beat the Hawkeyes in one of their most lopsided victories in the series.
Thigpen had a lot of help from his supporting cast. The Iowa State starters combined for 90 of the 98 points, including 20 points from Howard Eaton and 18 points from freshman Julius Michalik.
Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg was a freshman that year, tallying 11 points and nine assists. He also created a lasting memory for many Cyclone fans when he dunked over All-Big Ten center and future NBA first-rounder Acie Earl.
Thigpen was later lauded as the Sports Illustrated Player of the Week for his performance.
Event: Football | 2000 Insight Bowl vs. Pittsburgh
It was a sweet night for Sage in the desert. Sage Rosenfels, in his final game for Iowa State, completed 23 of 34 passes for 308 yards and two touchdowns, both to Chris Anthony, as the Cyclones beat Pittsburgh 37-29 in the Insight.com Bowl on Thursday night.
JaMaine Billups' 72-yard punt return for a touchdown all but sealed the win.
Rowdy, red-clad Iowa State fans made up most of the near-capacity crowd of 41,813, cheering on the Cyclones in their first bowl appearance in 22 years.
The most valuable player in the Big 12 Conference? Iowa State's Michael Nurse has no doubt: teammate Marcus Fizer.
"I think he might have showed that tonight," Nurse said after Fizer scored a career-high 35 points in No. 17 Iowa State's 89-77 victory over 14th-ranked Texas on Feb. 22, 2000.
With Fizer making one huge play after another, Iowa State (23-4, 11-2 Big 12) broke down a team that had allowed an average of just 55 points in its five previous games and pulled into a tie with Oklahoma State for first place in the league with three games to play.
Seneca Wallace ignited the offense with a 12-yard touchdown run that covered at least 60 yards of ground as the Cyclones beat Texas Tech 31-17.
Lance Danielsen followed Wallace's touchdown with a 79-yard TD run on a reverse to put Iowa State (6-1, 3-0 Big 12) ahead to stay. Iowa State took over at midfield and Wallace completed passes of 28 yards to Danielsen and 17 yards to Lance Young before working his magic on second down at the 12.
Pressured as he dropped back to pass, Wallace retreated all the way to the 32, ran toward the right sideline, barely stayed inbounds as he continued looking for a receiver, then started back to his left at the 10.
No. 19 Iowa State advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history with an 85-70 victory over 16th-ranked Oregon at Hilton Coliseum.
The Cyclones advanced on to Cincinnati, where they would upset national power Connecticut to reach the Elite Eight.
Note: First four minutes of the game are missing from this replay.
Fred Hoiberg's last game vs. Kansas in Hilton Coliseum was a memorable one, as The Mayor scored 32 points, including 17-straight in the second half, to lead the Cyclones to a 69-65 win over No. 3 Kansas.
Steve Paris, Brent Curvey and Tim Dobbins each made huge defensive plays to help Iowa State stay in the running for a share of the Big 12 North championship with a 30-16 victory over No. 22 Colorado on Saturday night.
Paris returned a fumble 66 yards for a touchdown after Dobbins knocked the ball loose and Curvey, a 305-pound defensive tackle, rumbled 66 yards for a TD with an interception to secure the Cyclones' fourth straight victory and prevent Colorado from clinching the division title.
The start of the game was delayed 30 minutes as storms rolled through the area prior to kick off.
After trailing by 18 at halftime, and by seven in overtime, Iowa State gets its first lead with :09 remaining and hangs on - with a big assist from the Hilton crowd and upsets No. 2 Oklahoma State, 84-83.
Ennis Haywood ran for 189 yards and four touchdowns to lead Iowa State over Kansas 49-7 in Lawrence. The Cyclones (6-4, 4-4 Big 12) became bowl eligible for the second straight year. Officials from the Independence Bowl were on hand to scout them
Haywood moved into the top 10 in Big 12 career rushing while going over the 1,000-yard mark for the second straight season. He scored on runs of 1, 4, 6 and 13 in the first half.
Seneca Wallace was 5-of-15 for 89 yards and one touchdown for Iowa State. He also rushed for 52 yards while keeping the Jayhawk defense guessing much of the afternoon.