AMES, Iowa – Iowa controlled the game on the ground, outgaining Iowa State 218-59 behind 145 yards from Mark Weisman, en route to a 27-21 win in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series showdown at Jack Trice Stadium in front of a sellout crowd of 56,800. Iowa improves to 2-1, while Iowa State falls to 0-2 this season.
Turning Point of the Game
Iowa State came within six points following Sam Richardson’s connection with Quenton Bundrage on a 67-yard catch and run touchdown with 5:28 left in the third quarter. On the ensuing kickoff, Iowa’s Jordan Cotton returned it to the Iowa 40 and the Hawkeyes moved down the field in 2:18 and got a touchdown on Jake Rudock’s pass to Jacob Hillyer, extending Iowa’s lead to 20-7.
The Cyclones were eventually able to trim the Hawkeye lead to 27-21 behind Bundrage’s second and third touchdowns, but the rally fell short.
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Offensive Game Ball Goes To...
Bundrage finished with career-highs of six catches for 146 yards and three touchdowns. His 67-yard TD catch included a nifty spin and the redshirt sophomore outraced defenders for his third career score. In the fourth quarter, he added another touchdown on a nice route in which he beat his defender for a 26-yard catch. Bundrage’s third touchdown was a 17-yard catch on a slant that got Iowa State back within six (27-21) with just 2:26 remaining.
Defensive Game Ball Goes To...
David Irving, who was playing his second career game at defensive tackle, had five tackles, including a sack, and also forced a fumble and batted down a pass at the line of scrimmage.
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Cyclone Quick Hits
*Jared Brackens recorded his second sack of the season when he brought down Rudock in the first quarter.
*Kirby Van Der Kamp recorded his 47th career punt of 50 or more yards.
*Sam Richardson’s 67-yard touchdown pass to Quenton Bundrage was the second longest pass of his career.
*The sellout crowd is the second in a row for the Cyclones and the 15th straight game with over 50,000 fans in attendance.
*Bundrage’s three touchdowns are the most by a Cyclone since Jarvis West had three against Baylor in 2012.
*Jacques Washington finished with a career-high 13 tackles.
He Said It
"Everyone has to be ready at every point of the game, it just happened the ball came to me and I made a play."
-Quenton Bundrage on his performance
Iowa State has a bye next weekend and will be back in action Sept. 26 at Tulsa (1-2) in its first road game of the season. It will be the third game between the teams in just over a year. The Cyclones are 2-1 all-time against the Golden Hurricane.
Fan Tweet Of The Game