Paul Rhoads would love some continuity to this season’s schedule, if only so his very young Iowa State team wouldn’t have to wait so many days between games.
The Cyclones started the season on Aug. 31, then waited two weeks to play again. Then it was another 12 days before Iowa State played a Thursday game against Tulsa and picked up its first win of the season.
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Big 12 players of the week
Offense: Charles Simms, West Virginia, RB; Aaron Wimberly, Iowa State, RB
Defense: Sam Carter, S, TCU
Special teams: Nick O’Toole, P, West Virginia