Clemson vs Iowa State 2021 football game: what time, channel



The Cheez-It Bowl kicks off Wednesday at 5:45 p.m.

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For 10 consecutive seasons, Clemson has won at least 10 games for an average of 12.1 wins each year. The Tigers have a chance to play 11 seasons with a win over Iowa State at the Cheez-It Bowl.

When is Clemson’s ball game?

Which: Clemson (9-3) vs. Iowa State (7-5)

Or: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida.

When: 5:45 p.m. Wednesday


Flux: the ESPN app

Radio: 105.5 FM in the Clemson area (see all Clemson affiliate radios here)

Satellite: Sirius 84, XM 84, Internet / application 84

History of the series: Clemson and Iowa State have never faced each other. However, the Tigers are 6-7 against teams in the Big 12 Conference.

Vegas odds: points gap between Clemson and Iowa State

Clemson is a 1½ point favorite over Iowa State.

Clemson Bowl Game Prediction

Clemson has a 52.2% chance of winning the game, according to the ESPN Football Power Index.

Orlando weather Wednesday

Sunny, with a few clouds in the afternoon. Day high 84. Greater than 70 at kick-off, less than 70 at the end of the match.

What was the Cheez-It Bowl called?

The Cheez-It Bowl was first held in Miami in 1990 as the Blockbuster Bowl. The game moved to Orlando in 2001. It has gone through a number of sponsorship changes over the years including Carquest, Tangerine, Champs Sports, Russell Athletic and, more recently, Camping world.

Clemson has played this boules game three times, all under different sponsor names. They beat Oklahoma 40-6 in the Russell Athletic Bowl to finish 10-3 in the 2014 season.

The Cheez-It Bowl teams, in numbers


State of Iowa

Points / game



Opp. points / game



Rush / game course



Opp. rushing yards / game



passing yards / play



Opp. passing yards / play



yards / set



Opp. yards / set




Brock Purdy, QB: The Cyclones are a team filled with veterans, including Brock Purdy. In his fourth season as the team’s signalman, he threw for 2,984 yards, 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions, completing 73.1% of his passes.

Will McDonald, DL: Will McDonald was a key part of the Cyclones’ defensive effort, leading the team in the quarterback with a school record of 11½, to accompany 32 tackles, 14 for loss.

Charlie Kolar, TE: As the second-best receiver, Charlie Kolar made 58 catches for 723 yards and five touchdowns.


DJ Uiagalelei, QB: The sophomore played injured in the later stages of the regular season and finished with 2,059 passing yards and 296 rushing yards. Having nearly a month off to heal will do good for the quarterback, who has been making positive strides in his growth throughout the season.

Mario Goodrich, CB: Before playing in Reese’s Senior Bowl, Mario Goodrich will have one last game with the Tigers to complete a season where he totaled 47 tackles, seven broken assists and one interception.

James Skalski, LB: With absolutely no more eligibility left, the Cheez-It Bowl will officially be the last game of James Skalski’s career for Clemson. He finished a six-year career with a team record of 97 tackles, 4½ in losses and 2½ sacks in the regular season.

Clemson Depth Map

(as it appears in the play notes)


QB: DJ Uiagalelei (Hunter Helms)

RB: Kobe Pace or Will Shipley (Phil Mafah)

WR: Joseph Ngata or Dacari Collins

WR: Beaux Collins (Will Swinney)

WR: EJ Williams (Will Brown)

TE: Davis Allen (Sage Ennis or Jake Briningstool)

LT: Jordan McFadden (Marcus Tate)

LG: Hunter Rayburn (Marcus Tate)

C: Mason Trotter (Trent Howard)

RG: Will Putnam (Mason Trotter)

RT: Walker Parks (Mitchell Mayes)


FROM: Myles Murphy or KJ Henry

DT: Ruke Orhorhoro (Payton Page)

DT: Tyler Davis (Etinosa Reuben)

FROM: Justin Mascoll or Xavier Thomas

SLB: Trenton Simpson or Malcolm Greene (Tyler Venables or Barrett Carter)

MLB: James Skalski

WLB: LaVonta Bentley (Keith Maguire or Jeremiah Trotter, Jr.)

CB: Mario Goodrich (Fred Davis or Nate Wiggins)

SS: Andrew Mukuba (RJ Mickens)

FS: Nolan Turner (Jalyn Phillips)

DC: Andrew Booth (Sheridan Jones)

Special teams:

PK: BT Potter (Jonathan Weitz)

P: Will Spiers (Aidan Swanson)

KO: BT Potter (Aidan Swanson)

LS (PK, P): Jack Maddox (Holden Caspersen)

H: Will Swinney (Drew Swinney)

PR: Will Brown

KOR: Will Shipley

This story was originally published December 28, 2021 6:00 a.m.

Alexis Cubit is primarily the Clemson sports reporter for The (Columbia) State newspaper. Before moving to South Carolina in 2021, she covered sports in high school for six years and received a first place award in the Sports Reporting category from the Texas Associated Press Editors in 2019. The California native received a BA in Journalism from Baylor University. in 2014.


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