‘Having a blast’: No. 15 Cyclones thriving in trying times


November 25th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer) –
With the COVID-19 pandemic causes problems across college football, this would seem to be the kind of season that would test a player’s love of the game. Iowa State tight end Chase Allen doesn’t see it that way. Allen told reporters he’s having a blast this year. The 15th-ranked Cyclones are in first place in the Big 12.

Iowa State tight end Charlie Kolar, left, celebrates with teammate Chase Allen, right, after catching a 6-yard touchdown pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

They play at No. 20 Texas on Friday with a chance to lock up a spot in the conference championship game for the first time.