Know Your Enemy – Iowa State

Location:
Ames, IA

Driving Distance from OSU Campus:
674 mi -  10 hours, 14 mins per Google Maps

Founded:
1858 – Iowa State established the first state Veterinarian Medical school in the country in 1879. ISU was formerly known as the Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm.

Number of students:
25,553 Undergrad
5,487 Post-grad
(Per Wikipedia)

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Nickname:
Cyclones. Their mascot is Cy, which is some kind of red bird that looks a bit like a cardinal. Because when people think of violent storms, they think of birds.

Things to do in Ames:
Reiman Gardens – 14 acre garden with an inside butterfly exhibit.
Olde Main Brewery – For the fans of some decent craft brews.
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum – A short drive away. Take a ride or browse the museum.

Notable ISU Alumni:
George Washington Carver – One of the greatest innovators in agriculture in the history of the World.
Dan Gable – Olympic Gold Medalist in wrestling in 1972 and former Iowa Hawkeye wrestling coach legend.
Cael Sanderson – Olympic Gold Medalist in wrestling in 2004 and current Penn State wrestling coach. He is also the only wrestler in NCAA Division I history to go undefeated in official matches with more than 100 wins (159-0).

Conference:
B1G XII

Record Vs. OSU:
0-5

Current Line:
OSU -7

Outlook:
Iowa State is coming off of an impressive win over eight seeded Notre Dame. They were down 18-14 and took control with a 19-3 run in the first half. They never looked back.

Iowa State scores points in bunches. They are ranked 4th in the Nation in average points per game. They are also ranked 21st in rebounds per game, which isn’t really a great thing for OSU, who is ranked 135th in that stat. Oh, yeah, and OSU is also ranked 110th in points per game.

Ohio State’s defense will be key in this match-up. If this game stays in the 60s, OSU should be sitting nicely. If this turns into a shootout with scores creeping into the high 70′s, the advantage begins to swing to the Cyclones. Of course, Ohio State will have the advantage of a quasi-home court atmosphere as the game is just down the road from Columbus in Dayton. That is a definite perk for The Buckeyes.

Tip is at 12:15 EDT.

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