Iowa State University

1979 Cyclones
(Authentic Reproduction)



In January of 1979 Donnie Duncan became ISU's new head coach and AD. Barry Switzer's Assistant Head Coach at Oklahoma, he maintained Bruce's effective I-Formation but fell to 3-8. DE Kenny Neil and Safety Mike Schwartz were the cornerstones of the defense and Schwartz was All Conference,setting an ISU career record for DB tackles with 319. QB Terry Rubley passed for 1867 yards despite a lack of team offense. Duncan put his mark on the program with a new helmet design, introducing a Cardinal colored shell and on each side, placing a Sunflower gold, horizontally oriented custom lettered "ISU" with a star directly above the "I".

If interested in any of these ISU helmets please click on the photos below.