Dr. Michael Smith
Published 2:52 pm Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Dr. Smith passed away last Friday at Cityville memorial hospital at the age of 98.
With two games to play, Iowa State is the only team among the four still alive in the North Division championship race that controls its own fate.
Wins in the next two weeks over Kansas State and Missouri would send ISU (5-4, 3-3 Big 12 North) to Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium and the Big 12 Championship Game against South Division winner Oklahoma on Dec. 4.
One win would make the Cyclones bowl eligible for the fourth time in five years.
As ISU competes for its first conference championship since 1912, the Wildcats find themselves playing for pride.
Colorado quarterback Joel Klatt's 64-yard touchdown pass with 5 seconds remaining Saturday allowed the Buffaloes to stun Kansas State 38-31. For the first time in 12 years, coach Bill Snyder's team will not be going to a bowl game.
McCarney views the entire season as the same type of test for his program, which was winless in eight conference games a year.