Monday's Iowa State sports links

"Before that game, I know a lot of people were talking about doing well in the conference, but I didn't really know. After that game, coach (Dan) McCarney said we can win the Big 12 North . . . that we were going to be that good. That's when we all started believing it."
McCarney's speech gets team thinking
Des Moines Register

"I would have hated to be in practice this week if we had lost this one. We wanted to win and get the bowl bid nailed down, then go after a better bowl."
Bowl-eligible Cyclones find piece of mind
Quad City Times

With seven wins in hand, ISU fighting for bigger bowl
Cedar Rapids Gazette

"Thompson ran extremely hard. Our running game made a big difference in the second half."
Cyclone Notebook
Iowa State Daily

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