Solomon Washington had 18 points, Wade Taylor IV scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half and No. 12 Texas A&M rallied from a 21-point deficit to beat Iowa State 73-69 in the third-place game at the ESPN Events Invitational.
Abu Sama III ran through the snow for 276 yards and three touchdowns, Rocco Becht threw for 230 yards and three more scores, and Iowa State held No. 19 Kansas State on fourth down with less than a minute left for a 42-35 victory on Saturday night.
Tamin Lipsey and Keshon Gilbert combined to score 30 of their 44 points in the second half as Iowa State rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat VCU 68-64 Thursday night in an opening-round game at the ESPN Events Invitational.
Jason Bean passed for 287 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown to Lawrence Arnold after Iowa State pulled within three points in the fourth quarter, and the No. 22 Jayhawks held off the Cyclones for a 28-21 victory Saturday night.
Cartevious Norton ran for two touchdowns, Rocco Becht threw for a score and Iowa State held off Baylor 30-18 for its third straight win. The victory for Iowa State combined with No. 6 Oklahoma’s 38-33 road loss to Kansas pushes the Cyclones into a four-way tie for first place in the Big 12
Rocco Becht threw two touchdowns and ran for another, and the Iowa State defense collected two more interceptions as the Cyclones defeated Cincinnati 30-10 in the teams’ first-ever meeting Saturday afternoon.
After getting punched in the mouth by a 30 point loss at Oklahoma the Iowa State football team was in desperate need of some home cooking in order to bounce back. That’s exactly what they got in their 27-14 victory over TCU on Saturday.
Iowa State rushed for 215 yards and the defense intercepted four passes as the Cyclones pulled away for a 27-14 win over TCU. Eli Sanders led the way for Iowa State, rushing for 99 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.
Iowa State’s Athletic Director apologized for ticketing system delays that caused long waits for people to get inside Jack Trice Stadium for Saturday’s season opener against UNI that caused some people to miss kickoff.
There were a lot of young guns who played in Iowa State’s season opening 30-9 victory against Northern Iowa. One of those was redshirt freshman quarterback Rocco Becht who earned the starting job for the Cyclones.