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ISU to appeal $25K fine for fans storming field

Iowa State president Wendy Wintersteen said Tuesday the university will appeal a $25,000 fine levied by the Big 12 for violating postgame celebration policies when fans stormed the field following a home win over West Virginia last weekend.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The Pac-12 has just a 1 in 20 shot at putting a team in the playoff. Meanwhile, the SEC is still the most likely conference to get two teams in, but that number has dropped quite a bit over last few weeks.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The 10 teams most likely to reach the playoff, according to ESPN's Playoff Predictor. Georgia (27%) is still alive after its loss to LSU. For the Tigers it was not only the win but the way they won -- handily -- that put them on the board.

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Strength of Record top 10: strictly a measure a accomplishment this season. Achieving a 6-1 record with LSU's schedule was more difficult than going undefeated thus far with Clemson or Alabama's schedule.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

No team's playoff position improved in Week 7 more than Michigan. The Wolverines are now the sixth most likely team to reach the playoff, narrowly ahead of Oklahoma.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa State running back David Montgomery on the West Virginia win trumping his career rushing night, as well as quarterback Brock Purdy's impact.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

"David was David tonight," Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said of running back David Montgomery, who rushed for 189 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries against West Virginia after missing last week's game at Oklahoma State.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

"That's the most multiple we've been," Matt Campbell says of Iowa State's defensive strategy against Will Grier and West Virginia.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Fans congratulate Iowa State wide receiver Hakeem Butler after his 8-catch, 107-yard performance in the Cyclones' 30-14 win over West Virginia.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

That's three wins over Top-10 opponents for Iowa State coach Matt Campbell. A dominant win over West Virginia tonight in Ames.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

At the end of three quarters, Iowa State is out-gaining West Virginia 359-154. West Virginia has punted eight times. It has one offensive score. Will Grier has 98 passing yards, only 21 in the third quarter. And yet West Virginia still trails by just six points.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa State's special teams miscues continue to keep West Virginia in this game. A 46-yard field goal attempt falls short to end a promising Cyclones drive. Will Grier and West Virginia need to do something soon. Only 120 yards to start this possession

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa State dominated West Virginia but leads only 20-14 at halftime because of two special teams mistakes (missed PAT, field goal blocked and returned for touchdown). The Cyclones triple threat of QB Brock Purdy, RB David Montgomery and WR Hakeem Butler all shined, and Jon Heacock's defense recorded five sacks against Heisman Trophy contender Will Grier. West Virginia's run game struggled (2.1 ypc) and Grier and his talented receivers were unable to stretch the field.

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