Cyclones Fall To Oklahoma State
AMES, Iowa – Oklahoma State ran for 179 yards and scored three touchdowns in the third quarter to break open the game and defeat Iowa State, 58-27, Saturday afternoon at Jack Trice Stadium. With the loss, Iowa State falls to 1-6 overall and 0-4 in Big 12 play. The Cowboys improve to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in league action.
Turning Point of the Game
The wind played a big factor in the game in the first half and in the second half Oklahoma State opened going against the wind. The Cowboys didn’t have to worry about the wind as they got their rushing game going and gained 179 yards on the ground in the third quarter, outscoring the Cyclones 21-0 to break open what was a one-score game at halftime (28-20). OSU’s Desmond Roland had 174 of those rushing yards, including a 58-yard scamper.
Offensive Game Ball Goes To...
Quenton Bundrage had a pair of touchdown catches, his second multi-touchdown game this season. His second TD was an acrobatic grab that pulled Iowa State to within a touchdown late in the second quarter. Bundrage finished the game with four catches for 50 yards. The sophomore now has 29 catches this season and six touchdowns.
Defensive Game Ball Goes To...
Jeremiah George finished with 12 tackles, recording his sixth-straight game with double-digit stops. The senior linebacker also had two tackles for a loss.
Freshman Nigel Tribune made his first interception of the game and also had four tackles and a pass breakup in his third career start.
Cyclone Quick Hits
*Today’s game was a sellout (56,800). It marked the third sellout this season for Iowa State.
*DeVondrick Nealy’s 11-yard touchdown run was the first rushing score of his career.
*Sam Richardson’s 51-yard scamper was the longest rush of the season for the Cyclones.
*Kirby Van Der Kamp had a season-long 65-yard punt in the third quarter.
*Jeff Woody scored his 14th career rushing touchdown and his fifth this season.
*David Irving blocked his second PAT this season and the third of his career. His three blocked kicks are the most since Nick Leaders had four in 2004-05.
Iowa State travels to Kansas State next Saturday for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff. The game will be televised on FS1.