In its Liberty Bowl rematch, the Cyclones were overmatched against Tulsa.
A second straight bowl loss, and a third straight losing season for the Cyclones.
Paul Rhoads and the Cyclones jumped out to a 17-7 lead in Memphis, but Iowa State was outscored 24-0 over the last three quarters.
Despite the defeat, Rhoads is adament that the Iowa State football program remains headed in the right direction.
Here's a look at what Rhoads has done at Iowa State.
Three straight losing seasons after that 7-6 season and Insight Bowl victory in 2009.
In four years, Rhoads has never won more than three games in the Big 12.