Cyclone Insider: ISU’s street to the Massive 12 title recreation
Rodney White, firstname.lastname@example.org
AMES, Ia. — Iowa State made some historical past Saturday on a cold and eventful afternoon at Jack Trice Stadium.
With a 28-14 win over Baylor, the Cyclones now have their first single-season five-recreation Massive 12 Conference profitable streak in program history.
This was a wire-to-wire win, though Iowa State did not look 14 factors better than the Bears, who have been capable of carve up the Cyclones’ protection like few others this season.
This is what we discovered from a win that was nearer than it appeared:
Brock Purdy retains doing, properly, Brock Purdy things: This is not exactly anything new for the true freshman from Gilbert, Arizona. Nevertheless it’s value rehashing.
Purdy’s last line Saturday: 18-for-23 for 230 yards and a touchdown; 12 carries for 56 yards and a landing; and a two-point conversion catch in the third quarter.
His legs have been particularly clutch in the first half towards Baylor, the half that proved to be the most important difference in this recreation. Purdy scampered in from 2 yards out for Iowa State’s second touchdown in the second quarter. Extra importantly, he picked up four first downs on the ground, together with a 19-yard achieve on third-and-thirteen to save lots of Iowa State’s first drive and a 4-yard achieve on a 3rd-and-3 at midfield late in the second quarter.
Within the air, one specific play stood out: On third-and-8 from Baylor’s eleven, Purdy fired a cross over a linebacker’s outstretched arm and through a window around three defensive backs for a touchdown to Deshaunte Jones to offer Iowa State an early 7-zero lead.
A daring throw from a freshman who continues to impress.
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Throwing punches results in straightforward ejections. Each time: David Montgomery received ejected in the third quarter because of a scuffle that drew safety onto the sector and stopped the sport for about five minutes.
Baylor’s Greg Roberts, who was additionally ejected, threw a punch at Montgomery in front of a referee. In response, Montgomery lunged and appeared to jab right again.
Despite the fact that Roberts was the obvious instigator, this was a simple ejection for both players. Throw a punch, you get tossed.