NCAA Game Summary - Iowa State at Nebraska|
(Saturday, October 24th)
Final Score: Iowa State 9, Nebraska 7
Lincoln, NE (Sports Network) - The Iowa Cyclones defense came away with eight
takeaways to stun the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 9-7 in a Big 12 showdown at
After snapping an 11-game conference losing skid last weekend, the Cyclones
(5-3, 2-2 Big 12) now pick up their first win in Lincoln since 1977. And they
did so without two of their top weapons on offense.
Jerome Tiller (102 passing yards, 65 rush) was making his first career start
under center for in place of dual-threat starter Austen Arnaud, who
suffered a hand injury in last week's win. Running back Alexander Robinson
entered the week as the conference's leading rusher (105.3 ypg) but he was
also unavailable due to a groin injury suffered last week.
Nebraska (4-3, 1-2) quarterback Zac Lee completed 20-of-37 passes for 248
yards and tossed three interceptions, though he was victimized by several
dropped passes. Niles Paul had six catches for a team-high 143 yards.
Nebraska lost a fumble on the first play of the game, which set up a career-
long 52-yard field goal by Cyclones kicker Grant Mahoney.
Nebraska took a 7-3 lead at the 3:26 mark of the first quarter, when
Dontrayevo Robinson found the end zone on a three-yard run.
ISU reclaimed the lead on a 47-yard pass from Tiller to Jake Williams midway
through the second quarter. The Cyclones defense held strong the rest of the
way, as they went on to collect five interceptions and scoop up three fumbles.
Cyclones linebacker Jessie Smith finished with a game-high 12 tackles (two for
loss) to go along with a forced fumble and a game-sealing interception late in
the fourth quarter. The victory marks ISU's first conference road win since
10/24 17:27:04 ET