Iowa State Cyclones vs. TCU Horned Frogs Recap
October 17, 2015
Third-ranked TCU remained squarely in the playoff picture with a blowout win over Iowa State. After Iowa State took a 21-14 lead in the first quarter, the Horned Frogs scored 31 straight points to put the game well out of reach. TCU's Trevone Boykin was virtually perfect, finishing 27-of-32 for 456 yards and four touchdowns. Boykin, who has five straight 300-yard passing games, also rushed for 74 yards and a touchdown. For the Cyclones, Sam Richardson was 22-of-36 for 251 yards but failed to find the end zone. The Cyclones went just 3-for-12 on third down but converted 4-of-6 fourth downs. TCU improved to 7-0 while Iowa State fell to 2-4.
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Iowa State Cyclones Recap
October 10, 2015
Texas Tech took a convincing win against Iowa State. Despite injuries on receivers Sadler and Lauderdale, the Red Raiders offense was too strong. Quarterback Mahome managed to successfully make 33 of his 46 passes without a single interception, tallying up 428 yards and 5 touchdowns. Grant caught a total of 9 passes throughout the game, scoring 2 touchdowns for the team. The Cyclones also made a great effort with 495 yards on offense, but it wasn't enough to keep up with Texas Tech. Their 3 touchdowns kept them in the game, but the Red Raiders managed 3 interceptions, dominating the turnover competition. Texas Tech actually hit 776 yards, a school record.
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Iowa State Cyclones Vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Recap
September 12, 2015
Iowa's C.J. Beathard threw for 215 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Hawkeyes to a win in Ames over rival Iowa State. The Cyclones led 17-10 at the half but never scored after the break. Iowa had a huge advantage on the ground, as the Hawkeyes rushed for 260 yards compared to just 63 for Iowa State. Jordan Canzeri led the rushing attack with 124 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries. Beathard's three-yard touchdown pass to Matt VandeBerg tied the game in the third quarter. He then won the game with a 25-yard pass to Riley McCarron late in the fourth quarter. Iowa held a 475-310 advantage in total yards.