Iowa State clinches share of first place in Big XII standings with win over Texas

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Iowa State players and coaches storm the field after their win over Texas in an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Barring complete chaos, the Iowa State Cyclones are going to be competing for their first ever Big XII championship game after a win over Texas on Friday clinched at least a share of first place in the conference regular season standings. A great defensive stop, plus a missed 57-yard field goal, sealed the deal for the Cyclones, who can guarantee themselves a spot in the Big XII title game with a win over West Virginia next Saturday.

The only way Iowa State can miss the Big XII title game is if they lose to West Virginia; Oklahoma wins out over Baylor and West Virginia; Oklahoma State wins out against Texas Tech, TCU, and Baylor; Texas loses out to Kansas and Kansas State; and Kansas State beating Texas while losing to Baylor. If all of those things happen, then the Cyclones will miss out.

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