The Opponent: Toledo Rockets (1-0, 0-0)
Kick Off Time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
Location: Glass Bowl - Toledo, Ohio
ISU Offense vs. Toledo Defense: Advantage, Iowa State. The Cyclones are clearly much better at passing the ball than they are running it. Toledo's much better against the run than the pass. If ISU comes out throwing, they should be able to move the ball well.
Toledo Offense vs. ISU Defense: Advantage, Toledo. Similar to the above scenario, Toledo's strength on offense is running the ball, while Iowa State's weakness is stopping the run.
Special Teams: Advantage, Neither.
This one figures to be another high-scoring shootout between both teams. So naturally, I'll go with a turnover-filled slop fest in which Iowa State happens to come out on top.
Iowa State 21, Toledo 17
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