NCAA Game Summary - Utah at Iowa State|
(Saturday, October 9th)
Final Score: (10) Utah 68, Iowa State 27
Ames, IA (Sports Network) - Jordan Wynn threw for two touchdowns and Eddie
Wide ran for a pair of scores as 10th-ranked Utah blew out Iowa State, 68-27,
at Jack Trice Stadium.
Wynn completed 23-of-31 passes for 325 yards, while Wide rushed 13 times for
71 for the Utes (5-0), who piled up 593 yards of offense. Shaky Smithson
threw a TD pass and caught another score for Utah, which held a dominating
31-0 scoring margin in the second quarter. Reggie Dunn ran back a kickoff 100
yards for a TD for the victors.
"Special teams gave us a big lift. Shaky Smithson was tremendous in the return
game. Reggie Dunn is electrifying when he has the ball in his hands, so we had
a lot of production there," Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said.
Austen Arnaud connected on 13-of-31 throws for 178 yards with two TDs and a
pair of interceptions for the Cyclones (3-3), who had won their previous two
The Cyclones struck first by capitalizing on a Wide fumble. Bailey Johnson
forced the fumble, giving Iowa State the ball at the Utah seven. A short time
later, Alexander Robinson was in the end zone on a two-yard run, just 4:14
into the game.
A 23-yard field goal from Joe Phillips got Utah on the board with 8:53 left in
the quarter before Smithson returned a punt 78 yards to the Iowa State two. On
the next play, Wynn threw two yards to Wide for a touchdown and a 10-7 Utah
Jake Williams caught a 20-yard TD pass from Arnaud with 3 1/2 minutes left in
the first, but Utah put up the next 34 points to take command.
DeVonte Christopher caught a 32-yard scoring pass from Smithson off a reverse,
4 1/2 minutes into the second. Matt Asiata scored on a one-yard run four
minutes later and Wide's two-yard TD run made it 31-14. Smithson caught a 61-
yard TD pass and Phillips split the uprights from 25 yards out on the final
play of the half for a commanding 41-14 cushion.
"To tell you the truth, it happened kind of fast," Iowa State defensive back
David Sims said of the game getting away. "I'm not going to dwell on what I
did individually, but we didn't do it as a team."
Phillips hit another short field goal early in the third; and after Collin
Franklin caught a 36-yard TD pass for Iowa State, Dunn went the distance on
the ensuing kickoff with 7:40 left in the quarter.
Wide scored from five yards out before the end of the third, and Phillips made
a 33-yard field goal early in the fourth. Sausan Shakerin scored on a one-yard
run for Utah before James Capello ran in from 19 yards out to cap the scoring.
Dunn tied a Jack Trice Stadium record with his 100-yard kickoff return for a
touchdown. Oklahoma's Mark Bradley had a 100-yarder against the Cyclones on
Oct. 4, 2003...Utah had been winless against the Cyclones in four previous
meetings, all played in the 1970s...Utah coach Kyle Whittingham's teams are
6-0 coming off regular season bye weeks.
10/10 02:33:25 ET