Hurricanes shoot vs. TTU, 14-10






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Match Review: Football |

AMES, Iowa — Iowa State halted Texas Tech’s powerful offense for much of the game, but a late touchdown propelled the Red Raiders to a 14-10 win on a cold Saturday night at MidAmerican Energy Field at Jack Trice Stadium.

The Cyclones (4-7, 1-7 Big 12) faltered in the red but still managed to take a 10-7 lead Hunter Dekkers’ 24-yard touchdown pass to the tight end Easton Dean with 11:18 left in the game. Dean caught the ball on the right touchline and overcame a defender inside the five before plunging into the end zone.

But Tech (6-5, 4-4) responded with a snappy 13-play, 77-yard drive that Tyler Shough hit with a 4-yard throw to the 6-foot-6 tight end Baylor Cup in the Endzone topped the win scored with 10-6 to give the Cyclones their sixth one-point loss of the season.

Prior to that drive, the Cyclones had held the Red Raiders for 157 yards in nine possessions. Seven of those possessions ended in punts and Iowa State stopped another by recovering a fumble.

Eighteen seniors from the state of Iowa were honored before the game, which began in 22-degree weather with a wind chill of 14.

One of those seniors, wide Xavier Hutchinson, had another big game, catching eight passes for 101 yards to move up to eighth in the career Big 12 chart with 252 receptions. It was his 13th 100-yard game and broke a tie with Allan Lazard for the top spot in the Iowa State record book.

quarterback Hunter Dekkers completed 23 of his 35 passes for 294 yards and the TD pass to Hanika, who finished with three catches for 42 yards. student in the first year Careful Norton led the running game for 59 yards in a career-high 19 carries.

ISU Elite Pass Rusher, Will McDonald IVmoved up to first on the Big 12 career sack list with his 34th when he dropped Shough to a 6-yard loss late in the first half. O’Rien Vance and Tyler Onyedim also had sacks for Iowa State, beating Tech 422-246.

But the Cyclones just couldn’t take their chances and went 1-on-5 into the red zone. Drake nettles missed two field goals and the Cyclones were stopped on downs twice after hitting the tech 2-yard line on back-to-back possessions, which came at a time when they could have taken control of the game.

Nettles converted a 36-yard field goal for Iowa State’s only points in the first half, which ended with Tech leading 7-3.

The Cyclones had an early chance to jump on the Red Raiders Beau Freyler forced a fumble on the third play and Will McLaughlin returned 19 yards to the Tech 16. But the offense only managed 3 yards in three games and Nettles missed a 30-yard field goal attempt. That set the tone for the rest of the evening.

Iowa State ends the season next Saturday at undefeated and fourth-placed TCU. Kick-off time is 3:00 p.m. CST.

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