27, Iowa State 21: Jake Rudock threw for two touchdowns and ran for
another as the visiting Hawkeyes held off a late comeback by the
Cyclones in the latest edition of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series.
Mark Weisman led a punishing
ground game with 145 yards on 35 carries as Iowa (2-1) ended Iowa
State's run of two straight wins in the series. Kevonte Martin-Manley
had seven catches for 60 yards and a score for the Hawkeyes, who
controlled the ball for over 38 minutes.
Iowa State quarterback Sam
Richardson threw three scoring passes to Quenton Bundrage, including
two in a span of 2:01 to cut the deficit to 27-21 with 2:26 to play.
Richardson finished 21-for-38 with three TDs and two interceptions
and Bundrage had six catches for 141 yards.
Rudock, who completed 14-of-23
for 160 yards and two scores, directed a pair of long scoring drives
after Richardson's first scoring strike to Bundrage, a 67-yarder that
brought the Cyclones (0-2) within 13-7 with 5:28 left in the third
Rudock capped a nine-play,
60-yard march with a 26-yard pass to Jacob Hillyer to stretch the
lead to 20-7 in the final minute of the third. Iowa extended the advantage to 27-7 midway through the fourth when Rudock plunged in from the 1
to finish a 15-play drive that ate up more than 7 1/2 minutes and
featured 14 runs - eight by Weisman.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Weisman
registered his seventh career 100-yard game and became the first Iowa
back to open the season with three straight 100-yard contests since
Shonn Greene in 2008. ... Iowa State backup C Jamison Lalk, who was
filling in for injured starter Tom Farniok, hurt his left knee in the
first half and did not return. ... Hillyer's scoring reception was
the first touchdown and the longest catch of his career.