Jared Barnett started nine games over the last two seasons at quarterback for Iowa State.
The two teams have not met since 1981, but ISU has won the last four meetings in the series.
The Redbirds will play their first-ever game against the Flyers to open 2012.
Five FBS transfers and a junior college standout are the newest Redbird football players.
Redbird Football Fall Camp practice #3
2012: Did not see game action.
2011 at Wyoming: Redshirted.
Richmond-Burton HS: Ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 19 dual-threat quarterback in the nation coming out of high school in the spring of 2011 ... also ranked No. 5 in the nation among high school quarterbacks in terms of arm strength and No. 13 overall at all positions in the state of Illinois by Rivals.com ... Scout.com ranked him as the No. 25 best quarterback in the nation in the 2011 recruiting class ... gained national attention after an impressive showing at the ESPN RISE Elite 11 QB camp in the summer of 2010, where he was the runner-up for the camp's MVP award ... named to the Chicago Tribune Honorable Mention All-State Team following senior season ... captained team to the quarterfinals of the 2010 Illinois Class 4A state playoffs, before losing by one point in the quarterfinals to eventual state runner-up Rock Island Alleman ... as a junior, Pittser led team to the semifinals of the 4A state playoffs and a 12-2 overall record ... played for head coach Pat Elder.
Personal: Son of Tammy and David Pittser ... has a brother, Nick, and a sister, Emily ... also recruited by Colorado, Wisconsin, Ball State and Western Michigan.