Iowa State coach Matt Campbell’s message never changes. He’s the same after a win or a loss. Never too high. Never too low

Des Moines Register

Thirty minutes down in Ames, and Iowa State leads Texas Tech, 21-7, at halftime.

The Cyclones have been pretty well dominant in their first game back since defeating Oklahoma last week as they try to stay undefeated in Big 12 play.

Here are the big takeaways from the first half:

Iowa State is making a statement

Beating Oklahoma was a huge accomplishment for the Cyclones, but it would have been worth a lot less if they didn’t back it up with a win this weekend against Texas Tech.

The Cyclones aren’t there yet, but they’ve been head and shoulders better than the Red Raiders. It’s exactly what a Big 12 title contender should look like.

Special teams is still a problem

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