OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM
DECEMBER 28, 2018
a 7-0 lead. Iowa State responded on its second drive, as Connor Assalley made a
40-yard fi eld to capitalize on a 44-yard drive highlighted by Johnnie Lang’s 14-yard
rush into Texas territory.
Texas went 94 yards in 10 plays to open the second quarter, with running
back Keaontay Ingram accounting for 61 of those yards. Ingram fi nished the
drive with a 19-yard catch and run on a pass from Ehlinger to extend the lead to
14-3. Longhorn kicker Cameron Dicker drilled a 44-yard fi eld goal with just two
seconds left in the fi rst half to make the score 17-3.
Texas back-up quarterback Shane Buechele, who played the second half for the
Longhorns, found Lil’Jordan Humphrey for a 27-yard touchdown with 36 seconds
remaining in the third quarter to extend the UT advantage to 24-3
Tarique Milton set up Iowa State’s lone touchdown of the night with a 47-yard
punt return late in the fourth quarter. The return gave ISU fi rst and goal at the UT
six-yard line, and David Montgomery punched it in the end zone two plays later
on a four-yard scamper.
Sophomore Greg Eisworth shined defensively, with a team-high 12 tackles,
including nine solo stops and one forced fumble.
Game 11: No. 25 Iowa State 42, Kansas State 38
Nov. 24 | Ames, Iowa
No. 25 Iowa State matched the largest fourth-quarter comeback in school
history, rallying from 17 points down, to defeat Kansas State, 42-38. The win
improves the Cyclones to 7-4 overall and 6-3 in Big 12 play, their most conference
wins in a season ever.
Things appeared grim for the Cyclones, trailing 38-21 with just 12:27 remaining
in the game, but a quick scoring drive would start to shift the momentum. Iowa
State marched down the fi eld and Brock Purdy hit Sam Seonbuchner from three
yards out to start the rally. It was the senior Seonbuchner’s fi rst career touchdown,
and capped a drive that took just 2:04 off the game clock.
On the very next K-State series, Willie Harvey sacked the Wildcat’s Skylar
Thompson and his fumble ended up in the hands of Mike Rose, who returned it
21 yards for another quick score, cutting the defi cit to just 38-35.
The Cyclone defense, which had struggled to stop the Wildcats all night, forced
another three-and-out on the next possession, and the comeback was in full
swing. Iowa State took over at its own 31-yard line and rolled down the fi eld in
2018 Season In Review