OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM
DECEMBER 28, 2018
2:11, with David Montgomery’s third touchdown of the game putting the Cyclones
in front by the fi nal margin with just 4:34 remaining.
ISU’s defense was once again able to make the stops, securing its seventh win
of the season. Montgomery ended the game with 19 carries for 149 yards and
matched a career-high with three touchdowns. It was Montgomery’s 13th career
100-yard rushing game. Butler dominated the fi rst half, hauling in fi ve receptions
for 144 yards and a touchdown.
Purdy was 20-for-27 passing for 337 yards, his second career 300-yard
Game 12: No. 24 Iowa State 27, Drake 24
Dec. 1 | Ames, Iowa
No. 24 Iowa State overcame sloppy fi eld conditions and a pesky Drake squad
to defeat the Bulldogs, 27-24, in the regular season fi nale at MidAmerican
Energy Field at Jack Trice Stadium. The win propelled the Cyclones to an 8-4 fi nish
in the regular season, tying for the most in the modern era.
Drake took a 24-20 lead with 3:37 remaining in the third quarter on a pass
from Grant Kraemer to Devin Cates.
The Cyclones were able to strike back on their next possession, as ISU marched
67 yards in 10 plays, taking 3:05 off the game clock. The drive culminated with
Brock Purdy hitting Deshaunte Jones from seven yards out for what proved to
be the winning and fi nal score of the game.
The Cyclones led 20-14 at the half behind a pair of touchdown runs from David
Montgomery, and another from Purdy.
Montgomery did much of the work for the Cyclones, carrying it a career-high
matching 33 times for 145 yards and two scores. Through the air, Purdy completed
15-of-22 passes for 153 yards. Jones and Hakeem Butler had a team-best four
receptions each, with Butler leading the way with 67 yards.
Defensively, Jake Hummel fi nished with a team-high six tackles JaQuan Bailey
also had a late sack that helped secure the victory. He now has 17.5 sacks in his
career, which ranks second in school history.
With the win, Iowa State tied the school record for most victories at Jack Trice
Stadium in a season with six.
2018 Season In Review