ISU football game nominated for ESPY Award


Photo: Jordan Maurice/Iowa State Daily

Players and fans storm the field after a 37-31 upset victory over No. 2 Oklahoma State.

Alex Halsted

Iowa State’s Nov. 18, Friday night thriller at Jack Trice Stadium brought madness to college football’s BCS postseason system as the Cyclones uprooted No. 2 Oklahoma State 37-31 in double overtime. Now the game has them in the running for the ‘Best Upset’ of the year. 

The Cyclones have been nominated for an ESPY Award for ‘Best Upset,’ joining three other moments: the Los Angeles Kings’ Stanley Cup victory in the NHL, Leigh’s victory of Duke in the NCAA Tournament in college basketball and Norfolk State’s victory over Missouri in that same tournament. 

The ESPY is a sports award given each year by ESPN, awarded to teams, players and moments for accomplishments in 33 different categories. Started in 1993, this will be the 20th year of the award.

Fans can vote online, and the winner will be announced during the show on Wednesday, July 11, at 8 p.m. CT on ESPN.