OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM
DECEMBER 28, 2018
Game 8: Iowa State 27, Kansas 3
Nov. 3 | Lawrence, Kansas
Iowa State extended its win streak to four-straight with a 27-3 win over Kansas in
Lawrence. The Cyclone offense was on fi re early against the Jayhawks, amassing
280 total yards in the fi rst half. The defense stood tall allowing just three points,
while forcing four KU turnovers on downs. With the win, Iowa State improved to
5-3 overall and 4-2 in Big 12 play.
The fi rst quarter was the Hakeem Butler show. Butler recorded two touchdowns
for the Cyclones in the fi rst quarter on deep passes from quarterback Brock Purdy.
The fi rst was an 83-yard touchdown, Iowa State’s longest play from scrimmage
this season, and the second was a 51-yard strike on the ensuing drive to give
the Cyclones a 14-0 lead. Butler fi nished the day with fi ve catches for 163 yards.
The two touchdowns would put Butler over 100 yards for the third-straight
game and marked his fourth game in a row with a scoring catch. Connor Assalley
later capped an 11-play, 39-yard drive with a career-long 47-yard fi eld goal to
give ISU a 17-0 lead in the second quarter.
The Iowa State defense continued their opportunistic play after Brian Peavy
recorded his fi fth forced fumble of his career and Jamahl Johnson came up with
the recovery, giving ISU possession on their own 35. Assalley fi nished off the
drive with a 23-yard fi eld goal to give ISU a 20-0 lead. KU got on the board as the
half came to a close after a 47-yard fi eld goal to make it 20-3.
The Cyclones picked up right where they left off in the third quarter as Purdy
found Matthew Eaton for a 3-yard touchdown to give ISU a 27-3 lead in the third
quarter. Iowa State cruised to victory and one win away from bowl eligibility.
Game 9: No. 23 Iowa State 28, Baylor 14
Nov. 10 | Ames, Iowa
No. 23 Iowa State held off Baylor, 28-14, to win its fi fth-consecutive game and
earn bowl eligibility for the second-straight season. The Cyclones improved to
6-3 overall and 5-2 in Big 12 play with the win, while the Bears fell to 5-5 overall
and 3-4 in conference action.
The Cyclones held a 17-0 lead at the end of the fi rst half. ISU’s offense scored
on each of its three possessions in the opening 30 minutes, while Baylor reached
the red zone on all three of its possessions before the Cyclones clamped down
and held the Bears scoreless.
The fi rst score of the game came on quarterback Brock Purdy’s beautiful 11-yard
strike to Deshaunte Jones in the back of the end zone late in the fi rst quarter. ISU
added another score on its fi rst drive of the second stanza, as Purdy scampered
in from two yards out to put the Cyclones up, 14-0. Purdy then led the Cyclones
on a drive to end the half, resulting in a Connor Assalley 34-yard fi eld goal.
Baylor cut into the Cyclone lead in the second half, but Johnnie Lang scampered
for the fi rst touchdown run of his career in the closing moments of the third
quarter to help put the game away. Iowa State also converted on a two-point
conversion, as roles were reversed and Jones found Purdy with a strike to put
Iowa State ahead 28-7.
Baylor’s rally attempt fell short, despite a seven-yard pass from quarterback
Charlie Brewer to Pooh Stricklin in the fourth quarter. Marcel Spears led the Iowa
State defensive effort on the day, recording a team-high 10 tackles.
Game 10: No. 13 Texas 24, No. 18 Iowa State 10
Nov. 17 | Austin, Texas
No. 18 Iowa State suffered its fi rst loss in over a month at No. 13 Texas, 24-10,
on Nov. 17. With the loss, Iowa State fell to 6-4 overall and 5-3 in the Big 12,
while Texas improved to 8-3 and 6-2 in conference play.
The Longhorns jumped out to a 17-3 halftime advantage, as UT quarterback Sam
Ehlinger was 12-of-15 passing for 137 yards with one passing and one rushing
touchdown before leaving the game. Texas opened the night with a nine-play,
80-yard drive that culminated in a seven-yard Ehlinger touchdown run to give UT
2018 Season In Review