2002 Iowa State Cyclones football team
|2002 Iowa State Cyclones football|
|Conference||Big 12 Conference
|2002 record||7–7 (4–4 Big 12)|
|Head coach||Dan McCarney (8th year)|
|Offensive coordinator||Steve Brickey (1st year)|
|Defensive coordinator||John Skladany (7th year)|
|Home stadium||Jack Trice Stadium
|2002 Big 12 football standings|
|#20 Colorado xy||7||–||1||9||–||5|
|#7 Kansas State||6||–||2||11||–||2|
|#5 Oklahoma xy†||6||–||2||12||–||2|
|#6 Texas x||6||–||2||11||–||2|
|Championship: Oklahoma 29, Colorado 7|
|† – BCS representative as conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll
The 2002 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented the Iowa State University in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team captains were Zach Butler, Jordan Carstens, Seneca Wallace, and Chris Whitaker. The Cyclones were quarterbacked by Seneca Wallace. Seneca is among many former Cyclones from the 2002 team to make it to the NFL. Others were Ellis Hobbs, Jordan Carstens, Jeremy Loyd. Iowa State would conclude its season by playing in the 2002 Humanitarian Bowl. It was Iowa State's third consecutive bowl appearance - the two previous bowls were the 2000 Insight.com Bowl and the 2001 Independence Bowl.
On November 30, 2002 eight Iowa State players were named to the all-Big 12 football teams. Second-team players were Offensive lineman Bob Montgomery, quarterback Seneca Wallace, place-kicker Adam Benike and defensive tackle Jordan Carstens. The third-team consisted of offensive lineman Zach Butler and strong safety JaMaine Billups. Wide receiver Lane Danielsen and linebacker Jeremy Loyd were honorable mention choices. On December 2, 2002 defensive tackle Jordan Carstens and wide receiver Jack Whitver were named to the Verizon Academic All-America Football Teams. They earned first and second team honors respectively. Iowa State was also only one of eight teams with more than one player recognized. On December 4, 2002 Iowa State started taking deposits on three bowl games. The three Bowls were the Tangerine, Humanitarian and Motor City bowls.
|August 25||7:30 PM||#1 Florida State*||Arrowhead Stadium • Kansas City, MO||FSN||L 31–38||55,132|
|August 31||11:30 AM||Kansas||Jack Trice Stadium • Ames, IA||FSN||W 45–3||40,026|
|September 7||6:00 PM||Tennessee Tech*||Jack Trice Stadium • Ames, IA||W 58–6||40,155|
|September 14||5:00 PM||at Iowa*||Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA (Battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy)||ESPN2||W 36–31||70,397|
|September 21||6:00 PM||Troy State*||#21||Jack Trice Stadium • Ames, IA||W 42–12||44,896|
|September 28||2:30 PM||#20 Nebraska||#19||Jack Trice Stadium • Ames, IA||ABC||W 36–14||51,888|
|October 12||6:00 PM||Texas Tech||#11||Jack Trice Stadium • Ames, IA||TBS||W 31–17||51,842|
|October 19||2:30 PM||at #2 Oklahoma||#9||Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK||ABC||L 3–49||75,201|
|October 26||2:30 PM||at #7 Texas||#17||Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX||ABC||L 10–21||83,071|
|November 2||1:00 PM||Missouri||#22||Jack Trice Stadium • Ames, IA (Battle for the Telephone Trophy)||W 42–35||44,339|
|November 9||6:00 PM||at #12 Kansas State||#21||KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS (Rivalry)||TBS||L 7–58||49,504|
|November 16||6:00 PM||at #17 Colorado||Folsom Field • Boulder, CO||FSN||L 27–41||48,728|
|November 23||1:00 PM||Connecticut*||Jack Trice Stadium • Ames, IA||L 49–37||34,582|
|December 31||11:00 AM||at #18 Boise State*||Bronco Stadium • Boise, ID (Humanitarian Bowl)||ESPN||L 16–34||30,446|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.|
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- "ISU Eight Cyclones Named To Coaches All-Big 12 Football Teams" (Press release). Iowa State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. November 30, 2002. Retrieved December 2, 2008.
- "ISU Iowa State's Carstens And Whitver Earn Verizon Academic All-America Honors" (Press release). Iowa State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. December 2, 2002. Retrieved December 2, 2008.
- "ISU Ticket Office Taking Requests For Three Bowls" (Press release). Iowa State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. December 4, 2002. Retrieved December 2, 2008.