Quarterback Kyle Kempt and Iowa State won 31-13 at Texas Tech on Saturday. Brad Tollefson The Associated Press
Quarterback Kyle Kempt and Iowa State won 31-13 at Texas Tech on Saturday. Brad Tollefson The Associated Press

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Iowa State deletes tweet throwing shade at Texas Tech after beating Red Raiders

By Pete Grathoff

pgrathoff@kcstar.com

October 21, 2017 06:46 PM

Iowa State’s illustrious football history includes three bowl victories, and one winning season since 2006.

Who can forget that thrilling 14-13 win over Minnesota in the 2009 Insight Bowl that gave the Cyclones a 7-6 record?

Perhaps this lack of football success would explain why the Cyclones need a refresher course on being a gracious winner.

After Iowa State beat Texas Tech 31-13 in Lubbock on Saturday and improved to 5-2, the Cyclones official athletic department Twitter account tweeted a photo with the score and this message: “FINAL. Thanks for the homecoming invite, Texas Tech.”

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The irony, of course, is that for decades Iowa State has been a safe bet to have as the homecoming opponent. Perhaps the Cyclones were excited to finally have some success and tweeted that.

Someone wised up for Iowa State and realized the tweet was in poor taste. However, this is 2017, so someone naturally got a screenshot of the tweet:

The Iowa State Athletic Dept. (@cycloneATH) tweeted this and then deleted it. Throwing some shade to Coach Kliff and Texas Tech. pic.twitter.com/nLvw6FGKR5

— Tony (@NotTheFakeTMH) October 21, 2017

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff