Football Adds Iowa State To Schedule For A Dec. 1 Game

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first_imgStory Links Tickets The Drake University football team will play at Iowa State Dec. 1 to complete the 2018 season. The Bulldogs and Cyclones kickoff at 11 a.m. at MidAmerican Energy Field at Jack Trice Stadium in what will be the first meeting between the two programs since 1985.The Cyclones will be Drake’s 11th opponent of the season after both teams’ Sept. 1 season openers were canceled due to severe weather.”Our team is incredibly excited to have another opportunity to play Drake Football together this season,” said Drake head coach Rick Fox. “Since the cancellation of our season opener, we felt that our team deserved an additional opportunity to play and are thrilled to have that chance. To do so versus an opponent such as Iowa State, with whom our football history dates back to 1898, is an opportunity for which we are grateful.”Tickets for the contest are available for $30 by clicking here.”There were many voices involved in the creation of this game, and I’m so appreciative of the input I received from Coach Fox and our team’s senior leaders about the opportunity this game presents for our program,” Drake director of athletics Brian Hardin said. “We have the chance to close out our season on an incredible stage that will serve as a de facto bowl game for our team. This game will create an indelible memory for all of our coaches and players, and I’m thankful to all involved that have helped improve the experience of our Drake Bulldog student-athletes.”The Bulldogs, a member of the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision, travel to Ames with a 7-3 overall record and a 6-2 mark in the Pioneer Football League to tie for second in the league standings.Drake boasts one of nation’s top FCS defenses as the Bulldogs rank eighth nationally in scoring defense (18.3 ppg), 13th in total defense (198.3 ypg), sixth in rushing defense (95.1 ypg), eighth in interceptions (16 INT) and seventh in tackles for loss (8.3 TFL/g).Drake and Iowa State have not met since 1985 with the Bulldogs’ prevailing, 20-17. The Dec. 1 meeting is the 70th between the two programs with Drake owning 17 wins over the Cyclones.center_img Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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