This season has been especially sweet for a senior class at Iowa State that has gone through two coaching changes. At 6-5, the Cyclones appear headed to a bowl game but a victory this weekend at Missouri would lock-up ISU’s first bowl trip since 2005.

Senior linebacker Jesse Smith says everything is a lot better when you win, the injuries don’t hurt as bad and all the work you do in the offseason means more. Smith leads the team in tackles. He says a bowl trip has been their goal since the pre-season. Smith says every day in practice they come out trying to get better to win to get to the bowl game.