Cyclones Fall to Undefeated Red Raiders
LUBBOCK, Texas – Iowa State fell to the No. 20 Texas Tech Red Raiders, 42-35, in a close game at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. The Cyclones fall to 1-4 and 0-2 in the Big 12, while the Red Raiders improve to 6-0 and 3-0 in Big 12 play.
Turning Point of the Game
In a game that featured many turning points, the Texas Tech scoring drive in the fourth quarter to bring the lead back to 14 was the deciding factor for the Cyclones. The Red Raiders would score on a 38-yard touchdown rush by SaDale Foster with 5:30 remaining to bring the score to 42-28. The Cyclones would score off a 16-yard pass from Sam Richardson to E.J. Bibbs to trim the lead to 42-35 where it would stand.
Special Teams Game Ball Goes To...
Junior Jarvis West. West came up big for the Cyclones with a 95-yard kick return for a touchdown to even the score 7-7, answering the early Red Raider touchdown. That touchdown was the first non-onside kick return touchdown for Iowa State since 1994. West also had an impressive 38-yard punt return in the fourth quarter to add to his top-notch special teams performance.
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Cyclone Quick Hits
*Richardson’s 38-yard rush that led to a touchdown in the second quarter was the longest of his career and the longest by a Cyclone this season.
*West’s 95-yard kick return touchdown was the first since Troy Davis’ on Nov. 19, 1994 at Colorado.
* Iowa State has recorded two touchdowns of 95 or more yards in the same season for the second time in school history. Dick Howard had a 100-yard interception return and a 96-yard kickoff return in 1945 (both against Kansas State).
*The Cyclones improved to 6-of-8 on fourth down conversions after a 1-yard rush by Aaron Wimberly on 4th-and-1.
*Iowa State is now 17-of-17 in the red zone this year with 13 touchdowns and four field goals, which is good for best in the nation. Iowa State went 4-for-4 in the red zone on the afternoon.
Iowa State travels to Waco, Texas to take on the Baylor Bears next Saturday at 6 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU.
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