Saturday at Hilton Coliseum, behind the band and on the last row of Section 121, a pop quiz broke out.
"He really questioned me on situations," Boyle told AllCyclones.com on Sunday. "Like, it was Cover 2 zone or man, what I would do in situations. I answered them correctly, he seemed to like that."
"I like him a lot. We sat next to each other the entire game."
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Boyle had struck up a relationship with former ISU coordinator Courtney Messingham but was happy to see Mangino picked up where his predecessor left off.
"I went to Iowa State camp last summer and we hit it off there then [Messingham] came to two or three games," Boyle said. "From what I heard, he was impressed and liked me a lot. It was unfortunate he had to leave but I also made an impression on (Paul) Rhoads and Shane Burnham so it was good they were able to see me, too."
Boyle said he'll attend ISU's Junior Day sometime in March and hopes he can impress with an offer.
"[Mangino] wants to see me throw in person," he said. "He liked to spread the ball at Kansas and wants to run some read-option and I told him I can do that. When he watches my film he'll be impressed by that."
Scout.com was at Boyle's game against Xavier this fall, the dual-threat QB completing 12 of 14 passes for 283 yards and rushing 21 times for 82 yards and four touchdowns.