Iowa State went into Morgantown today hoping to move to 7-2 on the season, but a rough first quarter proved too much to overcome. After a long touchdown pass on the third play of the game, the Mountaineers intercepted Kyle Kempt, leading to a field goal and a 10-0 lead. After opening up a 20-0 lead, the Cyclones were able to hit a field goal before the half.
Following the second half kickoff, the Cyclone offense scored a touchdown and field goal on its first two possessions, while the defense stiffened up and stop the West Virginia offense. throughout the fourth quarter, both teams were on edge following an ISU field goal to bring it to 20-16. On the next WVU possession, D’Andre Payne intercepted a long Will Grier pass to give the Cyclones a chance with just under 5 minutes to go.
The play that may linger from this loss was a long pass to Trever Ryen that fell incomplete. Had Kempt led Ryen downfield a bit farther, the speedy receiver may have taken it all the way to the endzone to give the Cyclones the late lead.
The winning streak may be over, but you can be sure the Cyclones will be ready when Oklahoma State comes to Ames next weekend.