SEASON IN REVIEW
Iowa State University
2019 CAMPING WORLD BOWL 95
GAME 10 NOV. 16, 2019 IOWA STATE 23, #22 TEXAS 21 JACK TRICE STADIUM
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State kicker Connor Assalley made a 36-yard fi eld goal as time expired as the
Cyclones defeated No. 22 Texas, 23-21, to become bowl eligible for the third consecutive season.
Assalley’s fi eld goal came after Texas had erased a 20-7 Cyclone lead heading into the fourth
quarter. The Longhorns scored the go-ahead touchdown with 5:37 remaining as Sam Ehlinger hit
Malcolm Epps from 7-yards out to make it 21-20 Texas.
Following the Texas’ score, ISU marched quickly down the fi eld. The Cyclones lined up for a 42-yard
with 2:12 remaining on a 4th-and-5, but Texas jumped o sides giving ISU a fresh set of downs and
allowing it to move closer for the game-winner. Assalley never left any doubt, splitting the uprights
for the fi rst walk-o win since Oct. 8, 1983 when Marc Bachrodt hit a fi eld goal to beat Kansas.
Iowa State scored fi rst with Brock Purdy hitting Charlie Kolar from the 2-yard line on the Cyclones’
opening possession. Neither team scored again until Connor Assalley booted a 35-yard fi eld goal
with :47 seconds left to put the Cyclones up 10-0.
Texas answered quickly, marching down the fi eld in :30 seconds to get its fi rst score of the game,
a 14-yard pass from Ehlinger to Brennan Eagles to make it 10-7 Cyclones at the break.
The Cyclones scored on the fi rst play of the second half as Purdy eluded Texas’ rushers and
connected on a 75-yard bomb to Deshaunte Jones that gave the Cyclones a 17-10 lead. Brayden
Narveson added to that lead with a 48-yard fi eld goal on ISU’s next possession.
The Cyclones wouldn’t score again until Assalley put the Cyclones in front for good.
GAME 11 NOV. 23, 2019 IOWA STATE 41, KANSAS 31 JACK TRICE STADIUM
AMES, Iowa – Brock Purdy’s 5-yard touchdown run with just more than fi ve minutes remaining
proved to be the di erence as Iowa State defeated Kansas, 41-31, at MidAmerican Energy Field at
Jack Trice Stadium.
The Cyclones improved to 7-4 overall and 5-3 in Big 12 action, while Kansas falls to 3-8 overall
and 1-7 in conference action.
Iowa State’s defense forced Kansas into a turnover on downs following Purdy’s touchdown and
the sophomore signal caller found Sean Shaw Jr. for his fourth TD reception of the season with
1:09 left to seal the deal, putting the Cyclones in front 41-31.
Iowa State had a 14-9 lead at halftime behind a 1-yard TD run by Breece Hall and a 25-yard pass
and catch from Purdy to La’Michael Pettway.
The Cyclones extended their lead to 21-9 on Pettway’s second touchdown reception of the game,
but Kansas was resilient, scoring on its next two possessions to go in front 24-21.
The back-and-forth a air continued on ISU’s next o ensive possession as Purdy hit Hall for a 24-
yard touchdown pass, giving the Cyclones a 27-24 lead with 13:42 left.
After another answer by the Jayhawks, Purdy and the Cyclones marched down the fi eld and took
the lead back for good on the touchdown run.
GAME 12 NOV. 30, 2019 KANSAS STATE 27, IOWA STATE 17 SNYDER STADIUM
AMES, Iowa – Kansas State scored the fi nal 13 points of the game to surge past Iowa State, 27-17 at Bill
Snyder Family Stadium. The Cyclones end the 2019 regular season 7-5 overall and 5-4 in Big 12 action,
while Kansas State improved to 8-4 overall and 5-4 in conference action.
Following a rocky start, Iowa State righted the ships with a strong second quarter to secure a 14-14 tie
at the intermission. K-State opened the game with a 92-yard kick-o return for a touchdown by Joshua
Youngblood, and added a 13-play, 98-yard touchdown drive early in the second quarter to go ahead 14-0.
The Cyclones, who punted on their fi rst four possessions of the night, then ended the half with backto
back touchdown drives. Iowa State’s fi rst scoring drive, highlighted by a Brock Purdy-to-La’Michael
Pettway conversion on fourth and 13, culminated in a 15-yard touchdown pass from Purdy to Sean Shaw
Jr. The score cut K-State’s lead to 14-7 with 5:59 to play in the half.
Tarique Milton hauled in a 60-yard reception on the ensuing Cyclone drive to set up yet another scoring
opportunity. Freshman Breece Hall found pay dirt to cap the drive with a one-yard rush on fourth down,
as the Cyclones knotted the game at 14-14 with under 42 seconds remaining in the half.
The defense kept momentum rolling in Iowa State’s favor after the intermission, creating turnovers on
K-State’s fi rst two possessions of the third quarter. Will McDonald notched a strip sack, recovered by
Enyi Uwazurike, followed by a Greg Eisworth interception. Both turnovers set the Cyclones up in Wildcat
territory, and the Cyclones took advantage of Eisworth’s pick with a 37-yard Connor Assalley fi eld goal to
give ISU its fi rst lead of the game at 17-14 with 6:49 to play in the third quarer.
K-State responded with a 43-yard fi eld goal to tie the game, and then regained the lead on a 15-yard
touchdown run by Jordon Brown with 10:24 to play in the game. The Wildcats added a 27-yard fi eld goal
by Blake Lynch with just 3:04 to play to extend the lead to 27-17.