Iowa State University issued the following announcement on Dec. 26.
#25 IOWA STATE (8-4, 6-3 Big 12)
vs. #12 Washington State (10-2, 7-2 Pac-12)
Fri., Dec. 28 | 8 p.m. CST | San Antonio, Texas
Radio: Cyclone Radio Network/Learfield
Talent: John Walters, Eric Heft, Ben Bruns
Talent: Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill
Live Stats: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=242642
-No. 25 Iowa State (8-4, 6-3 Big 12) will battle No. 12 Washington State (10-2, 7-2 Pac-12) in the Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28 in San Antonio, Texas. ISU is 4-9 all-time in bowl games and is making its second-straight bowl appearance. Head coach Matt Campbell led ISU to a 21-20 win over Memphis in the 2017 Liberty Bowl.
-The Cyclones set a school record for conference wins in a season (six) and finished in a tie for third in the Big 12 standings (6-3), their best league finish in 40 years (1978, T3rd).
-ISU, winners of seven of its last eight games, posted an above .500 record in conference play for the second-straight season. This marks just the third time since the Big 12 was formed in 1996 where the Cyclones had a winning record in conference play: 2000 (5-3), 2017 (5-4), 2018 (6-3).
-ISU won its final six games at home and was 6-1 in games played at Jack Trice Stadium, tying for the most season victories at home in school history: 2018 (6-1), 2002 (6-1), 2005 (5-1), 1977 (5-1), 1976 (5-1).
-ISU's eight regular-season wins are the most since 2000 and ties for the modern-era school record.
-ISU's 16 wins in the last two seasons ties for the best two-year winning stretch in school history.
-ISU appeared in all six CFP rankings and is ranked in two polls: AP (#25) and CFP (#24). It marks the first time ISU has been ranked in the final regular season AP poll since 1976. ISU's current five-week run in the AP poll is the fourth-longest season streak in school history.
-ISU head coach Matt Campbell was the 2018 Big 12 Co-Coach of the Year, winning or sharing conference CoY awards in three of the last four seasons: 2015 (MAC CoY), 2017 (Big 12 CoY), 2018 Big 12 Co-CoY).
-The Iowa State defense has been stellar in 2018, holding 10 opponents to below their season scoring average. The Cyclones lead the Big 12 in scoring defense (22.5) and rank second in total defense (351.0).
-ISU is second in the Big 12 in sacks with 31, one shy from the school record of 32 set in 1998.
-ISU's offense made a resurgence with the insertion of true freshman QB Brock Purdy in the last eight games. With Purdy at the helm, ISU is 7-1 with wins over two over ranked teams, and is averaging 31.5 points, 388.8 yards of offense and 6.1 yards per play. He was named Big 12 True Freshman of the Year by ESPN.
-Purdy has been sensational, averaging 241.9 yards passing, 274.8 yards of total offense and completing 66.3 pct. of his passes. His 172.72 passing efficiency total ranks sixth nationally and his 16 TD passes ranks fifth on ISU's season list. He's on pace to break season passing efficiency (172.2) and completion pct. (66.3) marks.
-WR Hakeem Butler is a big-play machine, leading the nation in yards per reception at 22.1. Iowa State has 13 plays from scrimmage of 40 yards or longer and Butler owns 10 of them to rank third nationally.
-Butler leads the team in receptions (51), receiving yards (1,126) and TD catches (9), ranking 14th nationally in receiving yards per game (93.8) and 26th in the nation in TD receptions (9). In the last eight games, Butler is averaging 101.0 ypg, 23.3 ypc and has 6 TDs. He was named 2nd-Team All-American by The Athletic and CFN.
-Butler is ISU's single-season school-record holder in receiving yards at 1,126 and his career 19.4 ypc clip is the best in ISU history. His nine TD catches are one shy from the school mark (Allen Lazard, 10 in 2017).
-RB David Montgomery ranks third in the Big 12 and 24th nationally in rushing at 99.3 yards per game. Montgomery, who has six 100-yard rushing efforts this year, became the eighth Cyclone in school history to record multiple 1,000-yard seasons (2017- 1,146; 2018- 1,092). He was named 1st-team All-American by PFF.
-Montgomery is 7th in school history in career rushing yards (2,801) and 9th in career rushing TDs (25).
-ISU has an 1,000-yard rusher (Montgomery) and 1,000-yard receiver (Butler) for the first time in school history.
-Iowa State's senior class (2015-18) is the only class in Cyclone history to achieve a victory over every conference opponent: Seniors Brian Peavyand Chris Francis are the only two players to play in all nine victories.
-DE JaQuan Bailey has 17.5 career sacks, one sack shy from the school record (Shawn Moorehead, 18.5).
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