Iowa State @ TCU Recap: LENZANITY IS HERE

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Jared Barnett replaced Steele Jantz to lead the Cyclones to their first win over a top 15 team on the road since Nebraska in 1977. THIRTY. FIVE. YEARS.

The Cyclones rebounded incredibly well from their disappointing loss at the hands of Texas Tech, using a combination of clutch defense and big offensive plays to a 37-23 win over the #15 TCU Horned Frogs.

The offense still hasn't fixed all of its problems, but the tandem of Jared Barnett and Josh Lenz hooked up for touchdowns of 51, 74, and 1 yard. Lenz also decided to don his QB cape and throw for another TD, a 15 yard hookup with tight end Ernst Brun.

The defense was less impressive than last week, giving up chunks of yardage to TCU's Trevone Boykin (who I was impressed with given the circumstances), but also forced 5 turnovers out of the Horned Frogs. Reserve DE David Irving had the play of the game on a pass deflection interception return for a touchdown.

Special teams was the only decided negative about this game, with Edwin Arceo missing ANOTHER extra point (but at least making a 46 yard FG to make up for it) and the kickoff coverage looking unbelievably bad, letting TCU returner Skye Dawson go off for 5 returns for 163 yards, a 32.6 yard average.

This marks the first time in program history that the team has beat a ranked team 3 straight years, and is also TCU's first conference loss since 2008. Good news everyone, this is what we've become!

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