Josh Lenz reels in three touchdowns on five catches, and even throws for one, to help Iowa State snap the longest home winning record held by TCU.
Jared Barnett replaces Steele Jantz at quarterback, a shocking development as everyone expected Jantz to come in until just a few minutes ago via Eric Heft on the radio call. It was the right move, as the team responded and played much better than their last outing against Texas Tech.
Offensively, the Cyclones had 350 total yards. Barnett looked good throwing the ball most of the day, with the exception of a late interception in the second quarter that was completely underthrown. He knew it with his reaction after the ball was picked.
The defense did give up 455 yards, but they took advantage of a young and depleted football team. TCU didn’t have their starting quarterback, running back, and lost their leading wide receiver early in the game. They made critical errors turning the ball over five times, the biggest one coming from a David Irving swat at the ball and then catching it for a 21-yard interception return for touchdown. That made the score 37-23 with 7:51 to go in the game.
This is the first time since 1977 against Nebraska that ISU has defeated a top 15 team on the road. Get ready to celebrate Cyclone fans, a season that looked a little dreary a week ago just had an injection of awesome in it. Welcome to the beginning of something amazing.
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