Iowa State Cyclones sink in bayou against Cajuns



Iowa State has season opener in Jack Trice Stadium

EMMA'LE MAAS, Executive Editor

Iowa State’s Cyclones took on the Ragin’ Cajuns from Louisiana-Lafayette this weekend in their controversial season opener at Jack Trice stadium.

Recently the Cyclones had to reverse their decision that would have let 25,000 fans sit in the stands for the game. Only family of players and staff were admitted to the stands, as well as approximately 1,0000 Lafayette fans socially distanced.

For Cyclone fans the game was hard to watch, as the Rain Cajun’s limited State quarterback Brock Purdy to 16 of 35 passing for 145 yards, resulting in no touchdowns and an interception.

This game marked several milestones for both teams— Iowa State’s fewest passing yards in two years, and Louisiana-Lafayette’s first win over a Top 25 team since 1996.

Cyclone tight end Charlie Solar missed the game due to injury, while Right Guard Robert Hudson also missed the game.

The game concluded 31-14 with Louisiana taking victory over Iowa State. The Cyclones’ next game will be Sept. 26 against the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs.