FINAL: Iowa State takes the win over West Virginia, 38-14
TOUCHDOWN IOWA STATE (38-14, 1:42): Lorenzo Dorr punches it in for the 1-yard touchdown after another Iowa State 4th quarter drive.
TOUCHDOWN, IOWA STATE (31-14, 6:54): Another WVU three-and-out leads to another Iowa State touchdown drive. This one lasts 3:55, and is capped off with a touchdown pass from Purdy to Joe Scates.
FIELD GOAL, IOWA STATE (24-14, 12:20): WVU’s defense comes up big on 3rd and short, forcing the Cyclones to kick the field goal. Brayden Narveson converts.
Iowa State starts the 4th with possession.
END 3Q: ISU holds onto their 21-14 lead and are in the middle of a 6-play drive. They have the ball on the WVU 44 yard line with a 3rd and 9 situation.
3:47: Since the Cyclone touchdown, both teams have been trading punts. Iowa State now has the ball on their own 25 after Josh Growden’s 62-yard punt.
TOUCHDOWN, IOWA STATE (21-14, 9:39): Breece Hall scores his second touchdown of the game with a 12-yard rush after the targeting call. The drive goes 6 plays for 66 yards, and is facilitated by Mountaineer penalties.
9:45: Hakeem Bailey of West Virginia is ejected for targeting. The DB launched himself at Iowa State’s Tariq Milton.
11:46: West Virginia gets a quick first down, but not much after that. They punt, and Growden puts ISU on their own 33 yard line.
HALF: ISU kneels to run the clock out. WVU deferred to start the game, so they will start with the ball in the second half.
TOUCHDOWN, WEST VIRGINIA (14-14, :28): T.J. Simmons finishes the drive off with a 9-yard touchdown reception from Kendall to cap off the long drive.
:35: WVU calls their last timeout of the half. They have the ball on the ISU 9 and it’s 2nd and goal.
2:23: West Virginia calls their second timeout in the middle of a 9-play, 47-yard drive. Allisonhas spearheaded this drive for WVU, going 3-for-4 for 45 yards. Brown has chipped in 4 carries as well.
TOUCHDOWN, IOWA STATE (14-7, 6:32): The WVU defense makes some stops, but penalties give Iowa State the opportunity to keep moving forward. They eventually cap off a 66-yard drive that eats 5:39 off the clock. Purdy finishes it off himself with a 2-yard rush for a touchdown.
12:11: Allison leads the Mountaineers on a productive drive, moving the ball 35 yards in 8 plays — but Leddie Brown fumbles on a screen pass and it’s recovered by Iowa State.
TOUCHDOWN, IOWA STATE (7-7, 14:55): Breece Hall punches it in to tie the ballgame up with the first play of the 2nd quarter.
END 1Q: West Virginia still holds their 7-0 lead at the end of the first, but Iowa State is knocking on the door — with the ball on the WVU 1-yard line, they are looking to finish off their 10-play, 64-yard drive with a 1st and goal.
TOUCHDOWN, WEST VIRGINIA (7-0, 4:29): ISU’s Brock Purdy tries to throw to his running back on third down, but it is bobbled and picked off by WVU’s Tykee Smith who returns it 19 yards for the touchdown. Evan Staley makes the extra point.
4:47: Kendall has gone to the locker room, which means Jack Allison is in a quarterback for the Mountaineers. WVU goes three-and-out, and ISU will start on their own 24.
6:22: Iowa State goes three-and-out for the first time this game, and just their fourth of the season. WVU will start on their own 21.
7:52: The first West Virginia drive was all Kennedy McKoy and Austin Kendall. First play was a short pass complete to McKoy, while Kendall was able to get his own wheels turning to move the ball down the field. ISU’s Anthony Johnson makes the play to stop the drive, though, as his strip sack is recovered by the Mountaineers. Josh Growden punts to the Iowa State 31.
11:55: Iowa State gets a pair of quick first downs and finds success running the ball to start, but the Mountaineers put the clamps down on the Iowa State 42 with excellent pass coverage. The Cyclones punt and pin West Virginia on their own 4.
Milan Puskar Stadium is filling up and the action is about to get started between West Virginia and Iowa State. The Mountaineers will look to slow down the fast and efficient Cyclone offense in order to earn their second Big 12 win this season.
The Mountaineers won the toss and will elect to defer until the second half. Iowa State will receive to start.