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Game 6: Iowa State 48, Oklahoma State 42
October 6 | Boone Pickens Stadium
Third-string quarterback Brock Purdy completed 18 of 23
passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns to help lead
Iowa State to a 48-42 victory over No. 25 Oklahoma State
Purdy, a true freshman, had played just one series before this
game. But he stepped in for Zeb Noland -- who was starting his
fourth straight game in place of injured starter Kyle Kempt -- in
the contest’s second series and immediately sparked Iowa State
(2-3, 1-2 Big 12 Conference). He also had a rushing touchdown.
The Cyclones entered the day ranked last in the Big 12 in both
scoring (17.5 points per game, 122nd in the nation out of 130)
and yards (299.5 per game, 123rd overall) but reached season
highs in both categories, amassing 465 yards overall.
With Iowa State missing leading rusher David Montgomery
because of an upper body injury, Purdy also led the Cyclones in
rushing. He had 84 yards, including a 29-yard TD run, on 19 carries.
Tyler Cornelius was 19 of 33 passing for 289 yards and four
touchdowns for Oklahoma State (4-2, 1-2), which lost its second
consecutive home game. The Big 12’s leading rusher, Justice Hill,
was limited to 66 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries, a 2.8-
Purdy and Cornelius had one interception apiece.
There is some frustration among the home fans with the offensive
line’s inability to protect Cornelius adequately on passing
plays, allowing seven sacks, and to block on rushes. And Hill, who
rushed for 189 yards last week and topping 100 in four of the previous
five games this season, went just eight yards in his longest
run in this one.
WIDE RECEIVER TYRON JOHNSON CELEBRATES A TOUCHDOWN HE SCORED AGAINST IOWA
QUARTERBACK TAYLOR CORNELIUS THREW FOR FOUR TOUCHDOWNS AND SCORED ONE ON THE GROUND, BUT IT WASN’T ENOUGH FOR THE COWBOYS TO TOP IOWA STATE