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College Football: Iowa State defeats Oklahoma State, 34-27

AMES – The Iowa State offense loaded up big plays behind 348 yards of passing from quarterback Rocco Becht to get a much-needed Big 12 Conference win over Oklahoma State on Saturday, 34-27.



*Attendance: 59,022
*Matt Campbell is now 48-43 at Iowa State and 83-58 overall as a head coach.
*Campbell is now 33-31 against league opponents, the most league wins by an ISU coach in school history.
*Iowa State is 10-3 all-time in the all-black uniforms, including a 9-2 record at Jack Trice Stadium.
*OSU leads the all-time series 34-21-3 and 15-14-1 in Ames.
*The last nine meetings have all been decided by one score.
*Iowa State’s streak of holding 18-straight opponents under 400 yards of total offense, the longest streak in the nation, ended with OSU tallying 409 yards.
*The Cyclones have held 19-straight opponents under 300 yards passing.
*Iowa State’s defense is allowing just eight points and 146.3 yards in the second half this season (32/585 coming in). OSU had 17 points and 217 yards in first half.
*ISU is one of five FBS programs (Mississippi State, Texas Tech, Washington, Washington State) with three players with 100 career receptions (Jayden Higgins, Jaylin Noel, Dimitri Stanley).
*OSU’s 71-yard run in the first quarter and 60-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter were the longest plays allowed by Iowa State this season and just the fourth and fifth of 60-plus yards in the last two years.
*Iowa State’s 34 points are the most scored in a Big 12 game since a 48-14 win over TCU on Nov. 26, 2021.


Rocco Becht

*Has passed for at least one touchdown in his first four career starts.
*Third player in school history (Brock Purdy – 2018, 2019 & 2021; Jared Barnett – 2011) with over 300 yards passing against Oklahoma State. *Tallied career-highs in completions (27) and passing yards (348).
*Joins Brock Purdy (2018 vs. WVU) and Kyle Kempt (2017 vs. Oklahoma) as quarterbacks under Campbell to win their first career Big 12 start. *His seven passing touchdowns this season are the fifth-most in school history by a freshman.

Eli Sanders

*His seven-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was his first career rushing touchdown. *Finished with a career-high 15 carries.

Jaylin Noel

*Has caught a pass in 23-straight games, tied for the sixth-longest streak in school history. *Finished with career-highs in receptions (tied at eight) and yards (146).
*His 146 receiving yards is the most against Oklahoma State in school history.

Daniel Jackson

*His 29-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter was his first career touchdown reception. *Finished with a career-high in receptions (six) and yards (90).
*First Cyclone with two touchdown receptions in a game since Jaylin Noel against Texas last season.

Jayden Higgins

*Recorded his 100th career reception.

J.R. Singleton

*His fourth quarter sack for a loss of 17 yards was his first career sack.

Gerry Vaughn

*Made his 20th start as a Cyclone.
*Appeared in his 54th game at Iowa State, tied for the sixth-most in school history.

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Beau Freyler

*Recorded his second career interception, with both coming against Oklahoma State.

T.J. Tampa

*Recorded his second career interception, with both coming against Oklahoma State.

Chase Contreraz

*Became the sixth FBS player this season with multiple 50-plus yard field goals made.
*Is the sixth Cyclone to have multiple 50-plus yard field goals in a season and seventh to do it in a career.
*Joins Grant Mahoney (2009) and Jeff Shudak (1990) as only Cyclones with multiple 50-plus yard field goals at Jack Trice Stadium in the same season.
*Second player (Ty Stewart – 1993) in school history with a 50-plus yard field goal against Oklahoma State.

Tyler Perkins

*Five of his eight punts today landed inside the 20 yard line.

The Cyclones next play at Oklahoma on Saturday night, Sept. 30.

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