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Iowa State downs Kansas for first conference win, 31-24

LAWRENCE, KANSAS – The Iowa State Cyclones have their first Big 12 Conference win of the season after traveling to Lawrence, Kansas Saturday and defeating the Kansas Jayhawks, 31-24

Iowa State (2-8,1-6) led 3-0 after a Cole Netten field goal in the first quarter but then fell behind to Kansas (1-9,0-7) until 9-0 burst in the fourth quarter put them ahead to stay.  This is head coach Matt Campbells’ first conference win, as well.

Allen Lazard notched his fourth 100-yard receiving game of the season (120), tying for 2nd on ISU’s season list. David Montgomery rushed for 169 yards today, becoming the 10th Cyclone rookie to rush for over 100.

The two teams traded scoring drives to close the third quarter, including a six-yard touchdown run by Mitchell Harger to cut the Kansas lead to 24-22. Trever Ryen was stopped short of the goal line on the two-point conversion attempt as KU preserved its lead heading into the fourth stanza.

Iowa State took its first lead of the day on its ensuing offensive possession, highlighted by a 46-yard run by Montgomery to set the Cyclones up with first and goal. Quarterback Joel Lanning found pay-dirt two plays later with a one-yard touchdown run to give ISU a 28-24 advantage.

The Cyclone defense made a crucial fourth-down stop on the following Kansas possession to kill a Jayhawk drive in ISU territory. Iowa State took advantage with a drive that took 5:33 off the clock and ended with a 37-yard field goal by Cole Netten to take a 31-24 lead.

The Cyclones return home to Jack Trice Stadium, where they will face Texas Tech on Saturday, Nov. 19. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. with FS1 providing television coverage.

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