SEASON IN REVIEW
Iowa State University
GAME 1 AUG. 31, 2019 IOWA STATE 29, UNI 26 3OT JACK TRICE STADIUM
AMES, Iowa – Sheldon Croney plunged in from a yard out to give No. 21 Iowa State the 29-26 win in triple
OT against Northern Iowa at MidAmerican Energy Field at Jack Trice Stadium in front of a sellout crowd.
The Cyclones and Panthers battled back and forth through a pair of overtimes before ISU eventually
prevailed. The Iowa State defense held UNI to a 28-yard fi eld goal in the third overtime to take over with a
chance to win.
The Cyclones marched inside the fi ve before nearly losing the game to a fumble. Croney had the ball
knocked out of his arms on a third-down carry, but quarterback Brock Purdy saved the day by leaping on
the ball and wrestling it away at the one-yard line, giving the Cyclones a fresh set of downs.
Croney, who saw the majority of the action in overtime, ended the game on the next play with a
touchdown run just o center. Croney fi nished with 56 yards on 13 carries.
UNI took its fi rst lead of the game on a 53-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Xavior Williams when
Purdy was hit on a pass attempt late in the third quarter. The Cyclones tied the game with less than a
minute remaining in regulation on a 23-yard fi eld goal by kicker Connor Assalley.
The teams traded fi eld goals in the fi rst overtime before transfer La’Michael Pettway put the Cyclones in
front with a 9-yard touchdown reception. UNI would respond with a 7-yard reception by Trevor Allen from
redshirt freshman Will McElvain to send it to the decisive third overtime.
The only scoring in the fi rst half came via a 42-yard fi eld goal from Assalley late in the opening quarter.
The Cyclones outgained the Panthers, 174-92, in the fi rst half, but costly mistakes kept the Cyclones from
putting more points on the board.
GAME 2 SEPT. 14, 2019 IOWA STATE 17, #19 IOWA 18 JACK TRICE STADIUM
AMES, Iowa – Iowa’s Keith Duncan connected on a 39-yard fi eld goal with 4:51 remaining as No. 19 Iowa
defeated Iowa State, 18-17, at MidAmerican Energy Field at Jack Trice Stadium.
Connor Assalley had put the Cyclones in front 17-15 with a 26-yard fi eld goal with 7:46 remaining, but Iowa
marched down the fi eld to answer. Iowa State went down the fi eld following Duncan’s fourth fi eld goal and
got into Hawkeye territory but penalties derailed the drive as the Cyclones turned it over on downs.
The Cyclone defense held, however and forced a Hawkeye punt with 1:29 remaining. On the ensuing
punt, the ball caromed o of a blocking Datrone Young and was recovered by Iowa to end the Cyclones
chances of a last-minute comeback.
The Cyclones had led 7-6 at the end of a fi rst half that took more than four hours to complete due to a pair
of lightning delays that totaled two hours and 55 minutes.
ISU’s touchdown came on a 51-yard pass from wide receiver Deshaunte Jones to La’Michael Pettway in
the fi rst quarter. Iowa’s scores came via two fi eld goals from Keith Duncan, including one as the second
quarter clock expired.
On the fi rst drive of the second half, ISU extended its lead to 14-6 as Brock Purdy hit Tarique Milton for a
73-yard touchdown strike.
GAME 3 SEPT. 21, 2019 IOWA STATE 72, ULM 20 JACK TRICE STADIUM
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy had a school-record 510 yards of total o ense and
matched an ISU record, accounting for six touchdowns (three rushing, three passing) as Iowa State rolled
to a 72-20 win against Louisiana-Monroe at MidAmerican Energy Field at Jack Trice Stadium.
The Cyclones’ 72 points were the most of the Matt Campbell era. Iowa State racked up a school-record
714 yards in the victory.
Purdy’s total o ense output surpassed the previous record of 493 held by Austen Arnaud and Seneca
Wallace, while his six touchdowns accounted for tied Bret Oberg’s mark that dated back to a 1989
performance against Oklahoma.
After a shaky start with a couple turnovers to start the game, Iowa State got things rolling with back-toback
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7-yard touchdown runs by Purdy. Purdy then found Tarique Milton on a 73-yard bomb to put the
Cyclones up 21-0 after the fi rst play of the second quarter. ISU held a 27-13 lead at the half.
Purdy’s onslaught continued with a 13-yard TD run and an 84-yard pass, Iowa State’s longest play of the
season and the fi fth-longest in school history, to Deshaunte Jones. Purdy’s sixth touchdown came on his
fi nal play of the day with 19 seconds left in the third quarter as he found redshirt freshman Sean Shaw Jr.
for a 12-yard touchdown strike.
Re-al Mitchell tossed a fourth quarter touchdown to Shaw and Connor Assalley tacked on his third fi eld
goal of the game. Jake Hummel returned a fourth-quarter interception 48 yards for a touchdown as the
Cyclones won the turnover battle in the game (3-2).
Mitchell capped the scoring with a 29-yard scamper with 2:32 remaining in the game.