(Eds: With AP Photos.) By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer The longest regular season in Iowa State history is just about finished.
The season itself will likely last at least another month, an extension many thought the Cyclones wouldn't get in 2010.
Iowa State (6-5, 3-5 Big 12) closes out a regular season that began before Labor Day when they face No. 16 Kansas State (9-2, 6-2) on Saturday.
The Cyclones are entering their 14th week of in-season practice thanks to a pair of bye weeks, and their win over No. 3 Oklahoma State on Nov. 18 will earn them an extra three weeks of work before an expected bowl bid against an undetermined opponent.
Iowa State is coming off a 26-6 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday, but coach Paul Rhoads said the Cyclones are still playing better at the end of this long season than they were when they started it.
''We go into the month of December with an opportunity to earn two more victories, a position any coach would like their program to be in,'' Rhoads sai...