Iowa State is beat up after a brutal seven-week stretch that included five losses against Top 25 teams.
At least the weary Cyclones finish the regular season against two teams that are struggling more than they are.
Iowa State (5-5, 2-5 Big 12) travels to face a one-win Kansas team on Saturday. On Nov. 23, the Cyclones finish the regular season at home against West Virginia, losers of four in a row.
The Cyclones must beat one of those teams to become bowl eligible.
Coach Paul Rhoads says the Cyclones were tired last week and that the coaching staff will cut back on practice this week.