Category: Big Twelve

Game 236: #3 TCU @ Iowa State

No matter how much a team is struggling, it’s tremendous to see how much a visit from a top 5 team can ignite fan support. Jack Trice Stadium’s surroundings filled with anticipation for what Cyclone fans would hope could be an upset. Of course, history wasn’t exactly on its side as Iowa State’s record against top […]

Saturday October 17th, 2015 in Big Twelve, Iowa State, Texas Christian | No Comments »


Central Iowa is home to the beautiful state capitol, fields of corn, and Iowa State University. The surroundings along the twenty mile drive north of Des Moines offer little suggestion that college campus life lies just ahead. When cutting off toward Iowa State, it isn’t long before a stadium jumps into view. The campus is a […]


Any road leading to Morgantown offers picturesque views that lead to one of college football’s most tradition rich programs. Nestled in this mountainous venue lies Milan Puskar Stadium, home of the West Virginia Mountaineers. Gameday activities are crammed into the surrounding area forcing parking onto the side of busy thoroughfares. All that action in one […]

Game 182 – Marshall @ #24 West Virginia

  West Virginia football had lost some of it’s spark over the past couple years. Former coach, Rich Rodriguez had lofted expectations in Morgantown and the hope was that new coach and offensive wizard, Dana Holgorsen, would put the Mountaineers back in the spotlight. The Marshall game was his debut and the West Virginia offense […]

Game 179 – #5 Wisconsin vs. #3 Texas Christian (2011 Rose Bowl)

Both Wisconsin and TCU had magical seasons that led them to a unique Rose Bowl matchup on New Year’s Day.  Our trip to Pasadena turned out to be less than magical.  We left on New Year’s Eve ready to connect in Kansas City, then Phoenix, then Long Beach en route to Los Angeles.  Unfortunately, our […]

Saturday January 1st, 2011 in Big Ten, Big Twelve, Texas Christian, Wisconsin | No Comments »

Game 170: Baylor @ Rice

  Rice is an outstanding academic institution that tends to seem out of focus when it comes to their football program. Despite some recent bowl success, the Owls appeared doomed to roost among the average in Conference USA. Further evidence of this came on this night when Baylor came to town. Of the mere 23,000 […]

Saturday September 25th, 2010 in Baylor, Big Twelve, Conference USA, Rice | No Comments »


Bill Snyder, head coach of Kansas State, holds the great honor of being the only head coach in FBS who is currently coaching in a stadium named after him. After his arrival in 1989, and subsequent turnaround of a dismal program, Wildcat games are a hot ticket and Bill Snyder Stadium is an intimidating place […]

Game 166: UCLA @ Kansas State

T-shirts around the stadium proclaimed, “Fill the Bill,” and the purple followers came through. The crowd sent rumbles through the Great Plains as Kansas State took the field in front of a record opening day home crowd. As if there wasn’t enough roar in the crowd to start the game, Harley Day in Manhattan sent […]

Saturday September 4th, 2010 in Big Twelve, Kansas State, Pac Twelve, UCLA | No Comments »

Game 125: Kansas @ Iowa State

Getting back at Kansas should have been the driving force for Iowa State. Last season, the Jayhawks kept the Cyclones out of the Big 12 Championship game with a come-from-behind, overtime victory in Lawrence. For Iowa State, thoughts of revenge may have been clouded by the fact that their team has been suffering through a […]

Saturday November 4th, 2006 in Big Twelve, Iowa State, Kansas | No Comments »

Game 124: #19 Oklahoma @ #23 Missouri

Missouri football has been on the cusp of many breakthrough moments and when placed in the national spotlight, their program crumbles. Carrying one of their best records in years, the Tigers welcomed traditional power, Oklahoma, to Memorial Stadium in Columbia. Again, opportunity knocked and Missouri had a good enough team that could answer the door […]

Saturday October 28th, 2006 in Big Twelve, Missouri, Oklahoma, SEC | No Comments »