Iowa State Falls in West Virginia – KIWARadio.com
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Jarret Doege threw three touchdown passes, Leddie Brown scored two goals and West Virginia beat No.22 at Iowa State 38-31 on Saturday.
West Virginia (4-4, 2-3 Big 12) woke up on offense after averaging 20 points in their first four conference games.
Iowa State (5-3, 3-2) lacked leading tackle Mike Rose and the league’s best defense gave up 492 yards, a season-high. The linebacker had started the previous 45 games of his career. The Cyclones had kept their previous seven opponents under 350 yards.
Breece Hall ran for 167 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown on Iowa State’s third play in scrum. But he fumbled to reach the end zone in a stack of players for potential tying touchdown with about 6 minutes left and West Virginia’s Alonzo Addae recovered. The play was suspended after examination.
West Virginia has launched its next round to give the Cyclones one last chance.
Brock Purdy ran for 14 yards in the third and 15 for the West Virginia 25. A false start penalty then pushed back Iowa State. In the absence of time, Purdy threw himself into a crowd at the back of the end zone and the ball was incompletely repelled.
Purdy finished 16 of 27 for 185 yards. He threw for one score and ran for another. Iowa State fell to 12-3 with Purdy in October and to 16-3 in the month of 2017.
Doege completed 30 of 46 passes for 370 yards. He threw two interceptions, including one on a deflected pass.
Brown finished with 109 yards, including a pair of 2-yard touchdowns. West Virginia improved to 9-1 when Brown went over 100 yards during his career. He has been held under 50 yards in two previous meetings against the Cyclones. Iowa State had not allowed a 100-yard rusher this season.
Tied at 17 at halftime, the teams took turns trading big plays in both attack and defense.
After Bryce Ford-Wheaton was flagged for pass interference and the Mountaineers were penalized for game delay on back-to-back games, linebacker Jake Hummel then intercepted Doege and went 24 yards without touching in the end zone. to give the Cyclones a 24-17 lead.
Ford-Wheaton made up for his blunder on the next series, reaching high to catch a 23-yard pass and tapping a toe in the back of the end zone for a touchdown that withstood scrutiny.
Hall brought the momentum back to the Cyclones, breaking through a massive hole and taking the defenders with him on a 53-yard run that set up Purdy’s 1-yard run for a 31-24 lead at the end of the third. quarter.
Doege hit Winston Wright with a 22-yard dart on the fourth base of the next series and, after a punt from Iowa State, Ford-Wheaton landed 45 yards to set up the 2-yard rush. de Brown for a 38-31 lead with 9.25 am left.
State of Iowa: hosts Texas next Saturday.
West Virginia: Hosts Oklahoma State No.15 next Saturday.