Cyclones Fall to No. 10 Utah, 68-27
AMES, Iowa- No. 10 Utah recorded 593 yards of total offense in a 68-27 victory over Iowa State Saturday night at Jack Trice Stadium. Quarterback Jordan Wynn passed for 325 yards to help the Utes improve to 5-0 on the season, while the Cyclones fall to 3-3.
It was a promising start for the Cyclones, as Iowa State took advantage of two Utah turnovers to take a 14-10 lead after the first quarter.
David Sims recovered an Eddie Wide fumble at the Utah 7-yard line to set up the first score. Three plays later Alexander Robinson took an option pitch from Austen Arnaud from two yards out to give the Cyclones an early 7-0 lead. It was Robinson's 23rd career rushing touchdown.
Sims came up big again with an interception off a Wynn pass at the Utah 37-yard line. Four plays later Arnaud found Jake Williams on a 20-yard touchdown toss to move the Cyclones back in front, 14-10.
The second quarter was all Utah, as the Utes found their groove on offense. Utah scored 31 second-quarter points to blow the game open and take a 41-14 lead at the break. Wide and Matt Asiata both had touchdown runs and Shaky Smithson threw a touchdown pass and caught a 61-yarder from Wynn.
Utah outgained Iowa State, 367-168 in first half total yardage.
Iowa State finished the game with 348 yards of total offense. Shontrelle Johnson led all Cyclone rushers with 50 yards on five carries. Arnaud was 13-for-31 for 178 yards through the air. Franklin was again Iowa State's top receiving target, catching four passes for 59 yards.
Sims had a team-high 10 tackles.
The Cyclones travel to No. 6 Oklahoma next weekend (Oct. 16) to face the Sooners. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.