The Houston Bowl game against TCU will serve as a homecoming of sorts for several Iowa State players who are from the area. It includes receiver Austin Flynn who grew up less than a half hour from Reliant Stadium. Flynn says it’s nice that friends and family won’t have to driver 15 hours, and can instead drive 20 minutes to see him play.
Their bowl destination could have been much different had it not been for three overtime losses in a row, but Flynn says there is no sense on focusing on what could have been. Flynn says you talk about the “what if’s” but he says he thinks they had a pretty good season. He says this will really be the first bowl game he gets to play in after being the backup quarterback last year and switching to receiver this year.
Flynn says as a native of Texas he knows how good TCU is and how little respect they receive. He says being ranked 15th in the country is a feat in itself. Flynn says they could easily be ranked in the top 10 and he says it’ll be a challenge for the Cyclones.