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Iowa State Cyclones vs. Toledo Rockets: How To Watch, Listen, Stream, and More

The Rockets look to gain revenge on the Cyclones after a tough mid-season road loss in 2014.

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The Rockets (1-0, 0-0 MAC) are coming off of a huge momentum-boosting win against the Arkansas Razorbacks last week. They are 1-0 on the season after a no contest was declared against the Stony Brook Seawolves, and looking to show the country that they are a legitimate mid-major force. Their already high expectations were greatly accelerated by their win over an SEC foe.

The Cyclones (1-1, 0-0 XII), meanwhile, just lost the Battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy, and look to grab some wins before going into the meatgrinder that is the Big XII. The highlight of last week's game was a tailgate that Donald Trump attended, so... yeah. Iowa State won comfortably last season, but faces a good road test in Toledo.

Here's all the details you need to know:

When and Where

Game Date/Time: Saturday, September 19th at 8:00 PM EDT.

Where: The Glass Bowl (30,000) in Toledo, OH.

How To Watch/Listen

TV/Online Stream: The game will be televised on ESPN News. It can also be streamed on the WatchESPN App, or on ESPN3 with a valid cable subscirption.

Radio: Toledo fans can tune into 1370 WSPD on iHeart Radio. If you want an Iowa State perspective, make sure to tune in to NOW 105.1 FM on iHeart Radio.

Odds and Ends

Odds: Toledo is an eight-point favorite at home vs. the Cyclones, with an over-under of 58, with 55% of betters choosing Iowa State to cover the spread, according to

Players To Watch:


Kareem Hunt (RB)- Before the reinstatement of Hunt, this game was a total toss-up, as both teams are of equal standing talent-wise. With Hunt back in the fold, Toledo jumped up eight points and turned the Rockets into favorites. That's the impact that Kareem has on this roster. Last season, Hunt ran for 1,631 yards and 16 touchdowns on 205 carries. Damion Jones-Moore did very well in his place, but just Hunt's presence alone changes the dynamic of the game.

Alan Covington (DE)- Often forgotten in the furor about Hunt was Covington, a starter at the defensive end, was also suspended for a violation of team rules. Toledo played excellently in terms of scoring, but gave up over 500 yards in doing so. Covington will provide depth on an already stacked line and give the Iowa State backfield nightmares.

Iowa State:

Quenton Bundrage (WR)- A receiver with the knack for the big play ball is back for the Cyclones after surgery on an ACL tear he suffered vs. NDSU in 2014. Bundrage had 48 receptions, 676 yards, and nine touchdowns in 2013, which led all eligible receivers that year. He has been somewhat limited thus far in two games, with 6 receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown, but you never know when a player of his caliber will explode for a big performance.

Trent Taylor (DL)- Taylor had the second-most tackles for a down lineman on the ISU roster, compiling 37 tackles and two sacks last season, with five of those tackles coming against Toledo in last season's game. His performance last season earned him the starting position midway through the season, and Taylor brings good experience to a team that lost 42 starts on defense in the offseason.

Fun fact: per Iowa State's "facts and traditions" page, freshmen used to have to wear a university-issued hat.

From 1916 until 1934 red "prep caps" or "freshmen beanies" were required attire for freshman class members. In the spring, the caps were burned in a bonfire during a "moving up" ceremony, when the freshmen officially became members of the sophomore class. By 1934, the wearing of hats on campus had passed out of fashion, and the "prep cap" tradition was dropped.