Winning the close games will help Iowa State take the next step.
The Cyclones are nationally ranked in the preseason for the second straight year after posting a 7-6 record in 2019 which included a series of close losses.
That’s Iowa State coach Matt Campbell who says it is the little things that make the difference in a close games.
Cyclone tight end Chase Allen says the close games will determine just how successful this season is.
Allen says their focus in the off season has been what it takes to win the close games.
ISU opens at home against Louisiana on September 12.