ISU Coach Paul Rhoads Puts Cyclones on the Map


November 21st, 2011 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State has known what it has in coach Paul Rhoads from the moment the Cyclones hired him in December 2008.  Now the rest of the country knows, too.  Rhoads, the energetic third-year coach, pulled off the biggest win in school history Friday night. Iowa State stunned then-No. 2 Oklahoma State in double overtime, 37-31, in a rare nationally televised game for the program.  Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard says the win reinforced what the school has come to appreciate with Rhoads.  Pollard says the Cyclones play hard for Rhoads and believe in him.  Iowa State (6-4, 3-4 Big 12) will shoot for another huge upset on Saturday with a game at No. 12 Oklahoma (8-2, 5-2).