What a game for the Cyclones. After opening the game with a 24 yard touchdown scamper by Joel Lanning, Iowa State continued to pile on, amassing an incredible 45-3 lead heading into halftime.
Allen Lazard and Hakeem Butler each hauled in touchdown passes from Jacob Park, who also ran one in himself, and Cole Netten tacked on a field goal.
Meanwhile, Texas Tech’s offense struggled mightily, mustering only three points, while Pat Mahomes’ only relevant statistic was an interception at the hands of Kamari Cotton-Moya.
The second half was only mildly kinder to the Red Raiders. Mahomes connected with Keke Coutee right after the break on an 11 yard TD pass to bring it to 45-10. However, the Cyclone defense continues to stymie Tech, and recorded another interception, this time via Evrett Edwards.
In the meantime, the Cyclone offense was still humming, and put up another 21 points on the board by way of three Joel Lanning rushing touchdowns to bring the final score to a whopping 66-10. Jon Heacock’s defense held the Heisman contender Mahomes to 219 yards passing, one touchdown, and two interceptions.
Following the game, Mahomes went on to win a Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs.