NCAAF Game Recap - Kansas at Iowa State
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:00 PM EST

Ark
20
LSU
56
F
PSU
17
OHSt
28
F
TxAM
13
UGA
19
F
WCU
3
Ala
66
F
Oreg
28
AzSt
31
F
Utah
35
Ariz
7
F
TCU
24
Okla
28
F
Minn
38
NW
22
F
Mich
39
Ind
14
F
Tex
10
Bayl
24
F
Purd
24
Wisc
45
F
BC
7
ND
40
F
Sam
0
Aub
52
F
Temp
13
Cin
15
F
Mem
49
SoFL
10
F
Ill
10
Iowa
19
F
Boise
56
UtSt
21
F
SMU
28
Navy
35
F
OkSt
20
WVU
13
F
TxSt
13
App
35
F
Pitt
0
VaTec
28
F
E Mi
45
NIU
17
F
Ohio
66
BGSU
24
F
Akr
17
MiaOH
20
F
Toled
30
Buff
49
F
NCSt
26
GATec
28
F
ColSt
7
Wyo
17
F
Ball
38
Kent
41
F
UCF
34
Tul
31
F
ECU
31
UConn
24
F
Kans
31
IASt
41
F
Lib
27
UVA
55
F
MSU
27
Rut
0
F
BYU
56
UMass
24
F
SoAl
15
GASt
28
F
AF
44
NM
22
F
GaSo
33
ArkSt
38
F
UCLA
35
USC
52
F
ETenn
0
Vand
38
F
LaTec
14
UAB
20
F
W Ky
28
SMiss
10
F
NorTx
14
Rice
20
F
Mer
7
UNC
56
F
Neb
54
MD
7
F
UT-M
7
KY
50
F
Marsh
13
Char
24
F
SJSU
35
UNLV
38
F
Cal
24
Stan
20
F
UTEP
35
NMSt
44
F
Syr
34
Lou
56
F
OD
17
MidTN
38
F
CoCar
42
ULMon
45
F
Troy
3
ULLaf
53
F
FlAtl
40
UTSA
26
F
K St
30
TxTch
27
F
MiaFL
24
FLInt
30
F
Hou
24
Tuls
14
F
Tenn
24
Mizzu
20
F
Abil
7
MisSt
45
F
Duke
27
Wake
39
F
OreSt
53
WaSt
54
F
Wash
14
Colo
20
F
Nev
35
Fres
28
F
SDSU
11
Hawaii
14
F

Nov 23, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Kansas (3-8)

6

3

15

7

31

Iowa State (7-4)

7

7

7

20

41

Iowa State rallies to top Kansas 41-31
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:49 PM

AMES, Iowa (AP) With a chance to finish off the surprisingly tough Jayhawks, Iowa State coach Matt Campbell put the game in sophomore quarterback Brock Purdy’s hands.

Purdy made Campbell look like a genius, closing the door on Kansas with a fourth-down touchdown pass with 1:09 left.

Purdy threw for 372 yards and four TDs - including the game-clinching one on fourth-and-goal from the 4 - and Iowa State rallied to beat Kansas 41-31 on Saturday and clinch its third straight winning season.

“Like I told our seniors, it was fitting that guts, toughness (and) heart was the way we were able to win,” Campbell said. “We didn't play great. I'm not going to sugarcoat that in any way, shape or form.”

La’Michael Pettway had 96 yards receiving and two touchdowns for the Cyclones (7-4, 5-3 Big 12), who’ve now complied three consecutive winning years just twice in the modern era. Iowa State, under coach Earle Bruce, won eight games each in 1976, 1977 and 1978 before Bruce bolted for Ohio State.

But the Cyclones nearly blew it against the league’s last-place team.

Kansas (3-8, 1-7) scored two touchdowns in just 77 seconds late in the third quarter, the second coming after Purdy threw an interception, to jump ahead 24-21.

Purdy responded with a 24-yard TD pass to Breece Hall, and he ran for a five-yard touchdown with 5:10 left to put Iowa State back on top 34-31.

After stopping Kansas on fourth down at the Iowa State 37, the Cyclones could have either kicked the chip-shot field goal and made it a six-point game - with Kansas out of timeouts - or go for it all.

Campbell went for the kill, and Purdy scrambled away from danger until Shaw could get open for the score that sealed Iowa State’s fifth straight win over Kansas, a 24-point underdog entering play.

“They made one more play than we did, certainly at the end,” Kansas coach Les Miles said.

Carter Stanley threw for 328 yards and three TDs for Kansas, and Pooka Williams ran for 154 yards.

“Sick, frustrated,” Williams said of the vibe in the KU locker room. “But I feel like we have a chance...against every team we play.”

THE BIG PICTURE

Iowa State: The Cyclones’ defense, which has been really good for most of the season, had one of its worst games in years. Iowa State allowed 493 yards and nine third-down conversions. But the Cyclones had Purdy, who has blossomed into one of the nation’s best this season. “When this team has needed him the most, he’s been his best,” Campbell said.

Kansas: The Jayhawks also went for a huge gamble late, going for it on 4th-down-and-5 with 4:18 left down by three. It didn’t work, as Stanley threw a ball over the middle and behind the sticks that Anthony Johnson swatted away. Still, Kansas can take solace in knowing it threw the ultimate scare into a program whose ascent the Jayhawks will look to emulate in the years ahead. “I would rather have had the ball in our hands than in their hands. So the opportunity to go for it on fourth down when your quarterback is hot and the opportunity to keep that possession, keep the ball in our hands was just what I wanted to do,” Miles said of his decision to go for it.

PIVOTAL MOMENT

The Cyclones let Kansas drive 85 yards on its final possession of the first half, which was reminiscent of the 75-yard, 30-second TD drive Texas had to close out the second quarter last week. But Iowa State held KU to a field goal and then a three-and-out to open the third quarter, and Purdy’s 4-yard TD toss to Pettway less than three minutes later made it 21-9. That sequence got lost in the madness that ensued, but the Cyclones likely don’t win the game without such a response.

THE NUMBERS

Breece Hall ran for 97 yards. ...Andrew Parchment caught eight passes for 86 yards, and Stephon Robinson had 75 yards receiving - including a 40-yard TD with 10:42 to go that put Kansas back on top 31-27. ...Iowa State finished with 489 yards and scored on all four of its trips to the red zone. ...The Cyclones were 10 of 16 on third down. ...Liam Jones hit field goals of 36, 37 and 30 yards for Kansas. But the result might have been different in the Jayhawks could have punched it in instead on any of those drives.

UP NEXT

Iowa State plays at Kansas State on Nov. 30.

Kansas hosts Baylor next Saturday.

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Passing

Kans Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Stanley 44 23 52.3 3 328 40 0 99.4
IASt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
B. Purdy 42 29 69.0 4 372 30 1 118.4

Rushing

Kans Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
B. Miles 1 0 0.0 0 0
P. Williams Jr. 19 154 8.1 48 0
IASt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
B. Hall 28 97 3.5 14 1
B. Purdy 3 9 3.0 5 1

Receiving

Kans Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Parchment 8 86 10.8 25 0
S. Robinson Jr. 5 75 15.0 40 1
IASt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Kolar 6 100 16.7 30 0
L. Pettway 6 96 16.0 25 2

Fumbles

Returning

Kans KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Horne 6 23.2 0 29 0 - 0 0
K. Logan Jr. 0 - 0 0 1 8.0 0 8
IASt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Nwangwu 3 27.3 0 35 0 - 0 0
T. Milton 0 - 0 0 1 24.0 0 24

Punting

Kans Punt Yds Avg LgPu
K. Thompson 4 181 45.3 52
IASt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Rivera 4 161 40.3 50

Takeaways

Kans Int Yds InTD
M. Lee 1 -3 0

Team Stats Comparison

Kans IASt
Points For 31 41
Total Yards 493 489
Rushing Yards 165 117
Passing Yards 328 372
Passing Completions / Attempts 23/44 29/42
Turnovers 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 0/0
First Downs 22 24
Penalties - Yards 6/55 6/50
Time Of Possession 43:43 17:17
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 9/19 10/16
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 4/45 4/40

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Kans IASt
Kans 8:35 FG Liam Jones 36 yd FG 3 0
IASt 11:16 TD La'Michael Pettway 25 yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley kick) 3 7
Kans 14:11 FG Liam Jones 37 yd FG 6 7
2nd Quarter Kans IASt
IASt 11:16 TD Breece Hall 1 yd run (Connor Assalley kick) 6 14
Kans 14:50 FG Liam Jones 30 yd FG 9 14
3rd Quarter Kans IASt
IASt 3:48 TD La'Michael Pettway 4 yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley kick) 9 21
Kans 13:30 TD Pooka Williams Jr. 27 yd pass from Carter Stanley (Liam Jones kick) 16 21
Kans 14:47 TD Spencer Roe 2 yd pass from Carter Stanley (Andrew Parchment 2pt pass from Carter Stanley) 24 21
4th Quarter Kans IASt
IASt 1:18 TD Breece Hall 24 yd pass from Brock Purdy (missed kick) 24 27
Kans 4:18 TD Stephon Robinson Jr. 40 yd pass from Carter Stanley (Liam Jones kick) 31 27
IASt 9:50 TD Brock Purdy 5 yd run (Connor Assalley kick) 31 34
IASt 13:51 TD Sean Shaw Jr. 4 yd pass from Brock Purdy (Connor Assalley kick) 31 41

Game Information

Stadium: Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa
Attendance: 58,120
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