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1972 Iowa State Cyclones football
Liberty Bowl, L 30–31 vs. Georgia Tech
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1972 record5–6–1 (2–4–1 Big 8)
Head coachJohnny Majors (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorGeorge Haffner (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorJackie Sherrill (3rd season)
CaptainGeorge Amundson, Matt Blair
Home stadiumClyde Williams Field
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Oklahoma 6 1 0     11 1 0
#4 Nebraska 5 1 1     9 2 1
#16 Colorado 4 3 0     8 4 0
Oklahoma State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Missouri 3 4 0     6 6 0
Iowa State 2 4 1     5 6 1
Kansas 2 5 0     4 7 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     3 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented Iowa State University in the Big Eight Conference during the 1972 NCAA University Division football season. In their fifth and final year under head coach Johnny Majors, the Cyclones compiled a 5–6–1 record (2–3–1 against conference opponents), finished in seventh place in the conference, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 319 to 238.[1][2] They played their home games at Clyde Williams Field in Ames, Iowa.

George Amundson and Matt Blair were the team captains.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 16at Colorado State*W 41–0
September 23Utah*W 44–22
September 30New Mexico*
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
W 31–0
October 14at No. 13 ColoradoNo. 18L 22–34
October 21Kansas StateNo. 20
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA (rivalry)
W 55–22
October 28at KansasNo. 15W 34–8
November 4No. 7 OklahomaNo. 14
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 6–20
November 11No. 3 NebraskaNo. 17
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
T 23–23
November 18at No. 19 MissouriNo. 12L 5–6
November 25at Oklahoma StateNo. 17L 14–45
December 2at San Diego State*L 14–27
December 18vs. Georgia Tech*L 30–31
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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