NCAAF Game Recap - Louisiana-Monroe at Iowa State
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

Char
10
Clem
52
F
SMiss
7
Ala
49
F
ND
17
UGA
23
F
LSU
66
Vand
38
F
MiaOH
5
OHSt
76
F
Aub
28
TxAM
20
F
Tenn
3
Fla
34
F
Utah
23
USC
30
F
Mich
14
Wisc
35
F
OkSt
30
Tex
36
F
UCF
34
Pitt
35
F
Oreg
21
Stan
6
F
UCLA
67
WaSt
63
F
AF
19
Boise
30
F
OD
17
UVA
28
F
Wash
45
BYU
19
F
Cal
28
Miss
20
F
Colo
34
AzSt
31
F
SMU
41
TCU
38
F
Hou
31
Tul
38
F
FLInt
31
LaTec
43
F
MSU
31
NW
10
F
ULMon
20
IASt
72
F
Elon
7
Wake
49
F
WestMI
33
Syr
52
F
BC
30
Rut
16
F
UConn
3
Ind
38
F
Mor
21
Army
52
F
CoCar
62
UMass
28
F
ULLaf
45
Ohio
25
F
CenCt
29
E Mi
34
F
Troy
35
Akr
7
F
BGSU
20
Kent
62
F
SoAl
3
UAB
35
F
Wyo
21
Tuls
24
F
App
34
UNC
31
F
Lou
24
FlaSt
35
F
Temp
22
Buff
38
F
SCar
14
Mizzu
34
F
KY
13
MisSt
28
F
C Mi
12
MiaFL
17
F
NMSt
52
NM
55
F
WVU
29
Kans
24
F
W&M
7
ECU
19
F
Hamp
27
Lib
62
F
Wagn
7
FlAtl
42
F
GASt
34
TxSt
37
F(2OT)
SIU
28
ArkSt
41
F
Bayl
21
Rice
13
F
Ball
23
NCSt
34
F
UTSA
3
NorTx
45
F
SJSU
31
Ark
24
F
Nev
37
UTEP
21
F
Neb
42
Ill
38
F
SacSt
20
Fres
34
F
Toled
41
ColSt
35
F
UtSt
23
SDSU
17
F
C Ark
16
Hawaii
35
F

Sep 21, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Louisiana-Monroe (1-2)

0

13

7

0

20

Iowa State (2-1)

14

13

21

24

72

Purdy scores 6 TDs, Iowa State throttles ULM 72-20
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:40 PM

AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State desperately needed a spark after barely beating Northern Iowa and losing a heartbreaker to rival Iowa.

Sophomore Brock Purdy gave the Cyclones the jolt they were looking for with one of the best individual performances in school history.

Purdy threw for a career-high 435 yards and tied a school record with six touchdowns and Iowa State throttled Louisiana-Monroe 72-20 on Saturday, its best scoring output in 113 years.

"Our offense clicked, the receivers were great, offensive line did amazing," Purdy said. "It just happened. It's not something I go into the game thinking (about) records. As long as we're winning, I'm totally fine."

Purdy tossed three touchdown passes and ran for 75 yards and three TDs for the Cyclones (2-1), becoming the first player in school history to surpass 500 yards of total offense.

Purdy wasn't the only once piling it on against a ULM team that took Florida State to overtime in its opener.

Iowa State finished with a school-best 714 yards and scored its most points since beating Cornell 81-0 in 1906 - the same year the forward pass became legal.

Purdy and the Cyclones broke free in the second half, pushing a 14-point halftime lead to 48-20 with three touchdowns in the third quarter.

Purdy ran it in from 13 yards out, found Deshaunte Jones for an 84-yard TD connection and hit Sean Shaw from 12 yards out to make it a 28-point game with 19 seconds left in the third.

Purdy racked up 510 total yards despite sitting out the fourth quarter. Tarique Milton had 142 yards receiving for the Cyclones, and Jones had 100 on just two grabs.

"We played like a football team for the first time this year," Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said. "You felt like we were playing off each other. When we play special teams, offense, defense and flow, you have an opportunity to be ... really good."

Caleb Evans threw for 176 yards and two TDs and ran for 93 yards for ULM (1-2). The Warhawks allowed 45 points in the second half, the same total it gave up in four quarters and overtime against the Seminoles.

THE TAKEAWAY

Iowa State: Entering play, Iowa State's 15 points a game in regulation would've ranked 125th out of 130 FBS schools. The Cyclones snapped out of their funk with authority, as Purdy found both opened and seemingly covered receivers with ease. Iowa State's defense didn't have a great day, but for once the offense picked it up.

ULM: The Warhawks forced Purdy to throw a pick and fumble the ball away in Iowa State territory in the first five minutes - and got zero points out of either turnover. That's not a formula for success when you're on the road against a Power 5 opponent. Iowa State responded by scoring on 12 consecutive drives.

IS RE-AL FOR REAL?

Iowa State backup quarterback Re-al Mitchell got the first extended playing time of his career, and he flashed promise with his feet. Mitchell closed out the scoring with a 29-yard TD run on third down, evading multiple defenders before cruising into the end zone. Mitchell ran for 65 yards on just four carries and his only completion, a 9-yarder to Shaw, went for a score. For a team still seeking a No. 1 guy at tailback, Mitchell looked like a difference-maker on the ground.

TIDBITS

Bret Oberg also had six touchdowns for Iowa State, doing so against Oklahoma in 1989, and Joel Lanning, Troy Davis and Joe Henderson scored five touchdowns in a game for the Cyclones. Lanning did it three years ago in the Cyclones' 66-10 rout of Patrick Mahomes and Texas Tech. ... ULM finished with 425 yards and went 8 of 17 on third downs. The Warhawks found success when Evans pulled it down and ran with a potential punt looming. ... Jake Hummel, a freshman from powerhouse Dowling Catholic in West Des Moines, Iowa, returned an interception 48 yards for a touchdown.

HE SAID IT

"That guy's a gym rat. He's in here as much as our coaching staff in studying and detailing what it takes to be a great quarterback. Certainly he did some great things," Campbell said about Purdy.

UP NEXT

Iowa State: Opens Big 12 play at Baylor on Sept. 28.

ULM: Hosts South Alabama next Saturday.

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Passing

ULMon Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Evans 30 19 63.3 2 176 38 1 87.6
C. Suits 8 3 37.5 0 39 18 1 14.1
IASt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
B. Purdy 27 21 77.8 3 435 84 1 140.4
R. Mitchell 2 1 50.0 1 9 9 0 102.1

Rushing

ULMon Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Evans 17 93 5.5 40 0
J. Johnson 14 87 6.2 46 1
IASt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
B. Purdy 9 75 8.3 25 3
R. Mitchell 4 65 16.3 29 1

Receiving

ULMon Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Hodoh 3 46 15.3 38 1
J. Pederson 3 40 13.3 19 1
IASt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Milton 3 142 47.3 73 1
D. Jones 2 100 50.0 84 1

Fumbles

IASt F FL
B. Purdy 1 1

Returning

ULMon KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. McCray 5 22.6 0 30 0 - 0 0
B. Batiste 2 14.0 0 19 0 - 0 0
IASt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Milton 0 - 0 0 2 6.5 0 7
K. Nwangwu 1 35.0 0 35 0 - 0 0

Punting

ULMon Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Porter 4 174 43.5 48

Takeaways

ULMon Int Yds InTD
C. Straughter 1 14 0
IASt Int Yds InTD
J. Hummel 1 48 1
L. White 1 25 0

Team Stats Comparison

ULMon IASt
Points For 20 72
Total Yards 425 714
Rushing Yards 210 270
Passing Yards 215 444
Passing Completions / Attempts 22/38 22/30
Turnovers 3 2
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 1/1
First Downs 22 31
Penalties - Yards 4/22 4/45
Time Of Possession 46:46 14:14
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 8/17 5/8
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/3 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 4/44 0/0

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter ULMon IASt
IASt 10:01 TD Brock Purdy 7 yd run (Connor Assalley kick) 0 7
IASt 12:57 TD Brock Purdy 7 yd run (Connor Assalley kick) 0 14
2nd Quarter ULMon IASt
IASt 0:11 TD Tarique Milton 73 yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley kick) 0 21
ULMon 4:34 TD Josh Pederson 19 yd pass from Caleb Evans (Jared Porter kick) 7 21
IASt 7:14 FG Connor Assalley 21 yd FG 7 24
ULMon 12:10 TD Josh Johnson 1 yd run (missed kick) 13 24
IASt 14:57 FG Connor Assalley 37 yd FG 13 27
3rd Quarter ULMon IASt
IASt 2:20 TD Brock Purdy 13 yd run (Connor Assalley kick) 13 34
IASt 6:23 TD Deshaunte Jones 84 yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley kick) 13 41
ULMon 11:04 TD Jonathan Hodoh 38 yd pass from Caleb Evans (Jared Porter kick) 20 41
IASt 14:41 TD Sean Shaw Jr. 12 yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley kick) 20 48
4th Quarter ULMon IASt
IASt 4:18 TD Sean Shaw Jr. 9 yd pass from Re-al Mitchell (Connor Assalley kick) 20 55
IASt 7:24 FG Connor Assalley 24 yd FG 20 58
IASt 7:51 TD Jake Hummel 48 yd interception return (Connor Assalley kick) 20 65
IASt 12:28 TD Re-al Mitchell 29 yd run (Connor Assalley kick) 20 72

Game Information

Stadium: Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa
Attendance: 57,442
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