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1971 Iowa State Cyclones football
Sun Bowl, L 15–33 vs. LSU
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
1971 record8–4 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coachJohnny Majors (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorGeorge Haffner (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorJackie Sherrill (2nd season)
CaptainDean Carlson, Ray Harm, Keith Schroeder
Home stadiumClyde Williams Field
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Nebraska 7 0 0     13 0 0
#2 Oklahoma 6 1 0     11 1 0
#3 Colorado 5 2 0     10 2 0
Iowa State 4 3 0     8 4 0
Kansas State 2 5 0     5 6 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     4 6 1
Kansas 2 5 0     4 7 0
Missouri 0 7 0     1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented Iowa State University in the Big Eight Conference during the 1971 NCAA University Division football season. In their fourth year under head coach Johnny Majors, the Cyclones compiled an 8–4 record (4–3 against conference opponents), finished in fourth place in the conference, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 337 to 250.[1][2] They played their home games at Clyde Williams Field in Ames, Iowa.

Dean Carlson, Ray Harm, and Keith Schroeder were the team captains.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 18Idaho*W 24–7
September 25at New Mexico*W 44–20
October 2at Kent State*W 17–14
October 9No. 5 Colorado
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 14–24
October 16at Kansas StateW 24–0
October 23Kansas
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
W 40–24
October 30at No. 2 OklahomaL 12–43
November 6at No. 1 NebraskaL 0–37
November 13Missouri
W 45–17
November 20Oklahoma State
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
W 54–0
November 27at San Diego State*W 48–31
December 18vs. No. 11 LSU*L 15–33
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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