Iowa State Cyclones 7-5 overall (5-4 Big 12) vs.
Clemson Tigers 9-3 overall (6-2 ACC)
Date: Dec. 29, 2021
Place: Orlando, Fla. - Camping World Stadium
Time: 4:45 p.m. CT
Talent: Dave Pasch (pxp), Dusty Dvoracek (analyst), Tom Luginbill (sideline)
Betting: Current odds on DraftKings
Iowa State (7-5, 5-4 Big 12) will battle No. 19 Clemson (9-3, 6-2 ACC) in the Cheez-It Bowl, as the Cyclones play in a school-record fifth-straight bowl game. ISU recorded its fifth-straight above-.500 record in league play. From 1996-2016, ISU tallied just one winning conference season (2000). ISU was undefeated at home vs. Big 12 teams (4-0) for the second year in a row, and its 11-game homefield winning streak vs. league foes is the Big 12’s longest active streak.
-Iowa State will play in its 17th bowl game in school history. ISU is 5-11 all-time in bowl games and will play in the Cheez-It Bowl for the second time (2019 vs. Notre Dame in the Camping World Bowl).
-All four of ISU’s 2021 Big 12 losses were one-score defeats that went down to the final possession.
-QB Brock Purdy owns/shares 32 school records. He ranks fourth nationally in compl. pct. (73.1) and led the Big 12 in both passing (248.7) & total offense (267.3).
-ISU’s only three-time All-American Charlie Kolar won the 2021 William V. Campbell Trophy. He has ISU season TE records for receptions (58) and receiving yards (723) this season.
-ISU ranks 10th nationally in total defense (310.1) and 34th nationally in total offense (437.4). ISU’s total offense margin (+127.3) is ninth nationally.