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NCAA Game Summary - Nebraska at Iowa State



(Saturday, November 6th)

Final Score: Iowa State 34, Nebraska 27

Ames, IA (Sports Network) - Bret Meyer threw for 345 yards and three touchdowns, as the Iowa State Cyclones outlasted the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 34-27, in a Big 12 Conference battle at Jack Trice Stadium.

Meyer completed 17-of-38 passes and was also intercepted once, as Iowa State (5-4, 3-3 Big 12) won its third-straight game. Todd Blythe was Meyer's favorite target with eight catches for 188 yards and a touchdown.

Nebraska (5-4, 3-3) was led by quarterback Joe Dailey, who completed 18-of-42 passes for 230 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Cory Ross led the Cornhuskers' rushing attack with 126 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries.

The first quarter belonged to Iowa State, as the Cyclones scored 10-unanswered points. Bret Culbertson kicked a 28-yard field goal and Meyer threw a four- yard touchdown pass to Ben Barkema to give Iowa State a 10-0 lead with 4:18 left in the opening stanza.

Nebraska got on the scoreboard early in the second quarter when Dailey threw a six-yard touchdown pass to Steve Kriewald to cut the Cyclones' edge to 10-7.

Iowa State closed out the scoring in the second quarter by putting up 14- straight points. Stevie Hicks found the end zone on a 12-yard touchdown run and Meyer connected with Blythe on a 17-yard scoring toss to push the Cyclones' advantage to 24-7 at the break.

Culbertson pushed the Cyclones' lead to 27-7 when he split the uprights on a 37-yard field goal attempt midway through the third quarter.

The Cornhuskers responded with a two-yard touchdown run by Ross, which trimmed the Iowa State lead to 27-14.

Meyer capped a three-play, 80-yard Iowa State drive with a 77-yard touchdown strike to Jon Davis to extend the Cyclones' advantage to 34-17 late in the third quarter.

The fourth quarter was all Nebraska, as it racked up 13-unanswered points. However, it was too little too late, as Iowa State was able to hang on for the seven-point victory. Brandon Jackson scored both of the Cornhuskers' touchdowns in the final quarter, the first on a six-yard run and the second on a one-yard plunge.

Iowa State tallied 466 total yards of offense in contest, while the Cornhuskers gained 444 yards.

11/06 19:00:59 ET


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