Cyclones Fall To Rutgers, 27-13
NEW YORK - Rutgers' quarterback Chas Dodd hit Brandon Coleman for a 86-yard touchdown with 5:47 remaining to seal a 27-13 Pinstripe Bowl victory over Iowa State Friday evening at Yankee Stadium in front of 38,328 fans. With the loss, Iowa State falls to 6-7 while Rutgers improves to 9-4 this season.
The Cyclones had trimmed the Rutgers' lead to seven with a Jeff Woody 20-yard touchdown scamper with 10 minutes left in the game. On the following possession, Dodd hit the 6-6 Coleman, who out jumped and out raced Jeremy Reeves for the touchdown. Reeves was in good position but was unable to knock the ball away from the taller Coleman.
Iowa State got off to a good start as Zach Guyer connected on a 40-yard field goal on the game's opening possession. The Cyclones started the game with gains of 23, eight and 10 yards on the ground before the drive stalled and Guyer connected on the field goal.
After a three-and-out by Rutgers, ISU again marched down the field and Guyer hit a 46-yard field goal to give the Cyclones a 6-0 edge.
Rutgers would respond with the next 20 points of the game, which came off a pair of touchdowns from Jawan Jamison and two field goals from San San Te.
After a scoreless third quarter and a field goal from Te with 13:21 left in the fourth quarter, Woody dashed in for his sixth touchdown of the season.
Coleman's touchdown catch and an interception by Logan Ryan sealed the Cyclones' fate.
Steele Jantz, who replaced starter Jared Barnett in the second quarter, finished 15-of-31 for 197 yards. Aaron Horne grabbed five catches for 46 yards and Josh Lenz had four catches for 72 yards.
James White led the Cyclones on the ground with 42 yards.
Jamison had 131 yards rushing and two touchdowns to lead the Scarlet Knights. Mohamed Sanu finished with six catches.
Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year A.J. Klein had a game-high 16 tackles. In his final career game, Matt Tau'fo'ou finished with 10 tackles.