Cyclone Football Schedule Now Set

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State, coming off a December season-ending Independence Bowl victory, will open the 2005 football season at 6 p.m. Sept. 3 in Jack Trice Stadium against Illinois State, ISU athletics director Bruce Van De Velde announced Tuesday.

The Cyclone football schedule includes home games against Iowa Sept. 10; against Baylor for Family Weekend; Oct. 8, against Oklahoma State for Homecoming Oct. 22; Nov. 5 against Kansas State and Nov. 12 against Colorado.

"It was important to us to get another home game for our fans and our community," Van De Velde said. "We looked at a lot of scheduling options to get a Division I-A opponent, including playing a road game. Ultimately, it came down to making sure we had another home game. A Cyclone home game brings people into Ames from all over the state and beyond."

The 2005 season-opener will mark the first meeting between Illinois State and Iowa State in football.

S3 ILLINOIS STATE 6 p.m.
S10 IOWA
S17 BYE
S24 at Army
O1 at Nebraska
O8 BAYLOR (F)
O15 at Missouri
O22 OKLAHOMA STATE (H)
O29 at Texas A&M
N5 KANSAS STATE
N12 COLORADO
N19 at Kansas


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