Iowa State Cyclones Football Tickets:
If you want to see incredible college football and the best games in the Big 12 Conference, then make sure you don’t miss out on any of the battles that will be fought at Jack Trice Stadium. If you act now, then you can order your tickets to see hometown heroes, the Iowa State Cyclones, take the field ready to defend their turf against all comers and opposition. From the moment that the boys in Cardinal and Gold take the field, fans know that they are in for a treat. With one of the biggest rosters the team has seen in recent years, with returning favorites joined by promising hopefuls, it’s easy to see that Jack Trice Stadium is the best place to be when Cyclones come running through.
Current students, past alumni, and football fanatics alike are already lining up to order tickets to see the intense action that you can only catch live by being in the stands. Why wait for highlights reels for the hot action when you are only one click away from ordering your tickets. You could join over 61,000 fans in cheering on this incredible team and seeing on-field action that’s guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seats. You could watch every pass, every rush, every tackle, and every interception that makes the Cyclones games “game of the year” contenders. But you can only see the action live if you act now.
So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars and set the date, because the Cyclones are coming through and can’t wait for you to catch the action.
The Players to Watch on the Iowa State Cyclones
Head coach Matt Campbell has certainly outdone himself this time with the 2019 roster. Many of these players have shown off their skills and look to be primed, fit, and ready for future seasons with the Cyclones or as likely draft picks when they’re ready for NFL play. But if you want to see the players that look especially promising from the 2019 roster, check out our shortlist below.
Bickham came to Iowa State as a transfer from Rice and he brought with him 22 games of experience. In the past two seasons, he had earned 18 starts and entered the 2019 season leading his with 10 pass breakups, 30 tackles including 24 solo stops. His record is impressive enough that he was battling with Braxton Lewis and Tory Spears for the starting strong safety spot. Safeties coach, D.K. McDonald said that Bickham has “…really gone out there and is making a lot of plays…He’s created a lot of competition in our room, which is good.” Simply put, Bickham is a fantastic player who pushes his fellow players to do better on the field while still having the potential to come out on top.
Petersen appeared in four games on special teams and made his mark with a tally of eight tackles including two in the Alamo Bowl. We expect that the big and strong defensive end will see even more time in seasons to come, especially given how he was listed as JaQuan Bailey’s backup. Since Iowa State has a habit of rotating players to keep them fresh, he has had the chance to see a lot of playtimes that will give him plenty of practice and experience. As defensive line coach Eli Rasheed said, “Zach knew that he had to get bigger. Now he’s 262. He’s done a good job. He’s ready.”
Rivera played in 13 games last season as the Cyclone’s holder on field goals and PATs. In 2019, he became the starting punter when Corey Dunn was injured. He showed off his ability when he averaged 38 yards on two punts, including one punt for a strong 46 yards. Because of his skill and strength, he easily grabbed the lead for starting spots after Dunn’s injury. Rivera also shows a humility that will make him easy to mold into an even better player as he said, “I’ve just got to be and stay consistent. That’s the biggest thing that I’m working on, and just making sure that I’m delivering good balls…”
Pettway’s role on the Cyclones roster was to bring experience to the wide receivers. He transferred from Rice coming off a season that saw 30 catches for four touchdowns and a team-high of 499 yards. Pettway is also a big sizable player with 223 pounds and 6’2’’ height, which is something Iowa State loves out of their wide receivers. So he’ll dominate smaller defenders that try to stop him and has the potential to nail catches and rush for yards up the field. Simply put, he’s a receiver threat that will have to be watched by opposing teams.
If you want to catch these players and more, then you’ll have to make sure to get out to Jack Trice Stadium for the Cyclones home games.
Why Jack Trice Stadium Changed its Name
The original name for the Cyclones’ home stadium was Cyclone Stadium. But the name was changed in honor of a player from 1923. Jack Trice was an African American player who, due to the racial climate of the time, had to stay at a different hotel before a game against the University of Minnesota. During the second play of the game, Trice’s collarbone was broken and coaches considered whether he could play. Trice insisted that he was fine and returned to the game, but during an attempted tackle in the third quarter, Trice was trampled by three different Minnesota players. Trice was removed from the game and rushed to a hospital, but he would later die on October 8, two days after the game due to complications with hemorrhaged lungs and internal bleeding.
At the time, there was speculation surrounding the death where the players claimed that the Minnesota players brutalized Trice due to his skin color, with one player telling the Cleveland Plain Dealer that “…it was murder.” Iowa State dismissed classes after 3 pm on October 9th in honor of Trice and held a funeral shortly after on October 16 with 4,000 students and faculty in attendance. His casket was draped in Iowa State’s school colors, cardinal and gold. Due to this incident, Iowa State refused to play against Minnesota until 1989.
The stadium name change came after students were persistent in honoring Trice. So when the stadium name was changed to Jack Trice Stadium, it became the only Division I FBS stadium to be named for an African American Individual.