Iowa State Cyclones lose to Texas Tech Red Raiders 42-35
Written by Sarah McCarthy, Multimedia Journalist - email
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In a back and forth scoring battle between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Iowa State Cyclones, the nationally ranked Raiders came out on top by a touchdown.
Texas Tech was the first to put points on the board at today's game in Lubbock, Texas. A pass from Davis Webb to Jakeem Grant translated into an impressive 33-yard touchdown.
Immediately, Iowa State Cyclones answered with a 95-yard kickoff return touchdown by junior wide receiver Jarvis West.
Later in the first quarter, with the Red Raiders close to another touchdown, senior wide receiver Eric Ward received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that pushed Texas Tech back down the field 15 yards.
However, Ward redeemed himself minutes later with a four-yard touchdown catch from Davis Webb, putting Texas Tech ahead of the Cyclones again at 14-7 at the end of the first quarter.
But ISU refused to back down.
Junior running back Aaron Wimberly tied the game back up early in the second quarter with a four-yard rushing touchdown, keeping the Cyclones in the game.
Texas Tech's Kenny Williams answered that touchdown with a short, one yard rush into the end zone making the score 21-14 for the Raiders.
Just a few plays later, Cyclone Jeff Woody followed suit with a three-yard rush for the third ISU touchdown late in the first half.
Both teams headed into the locker room at half time tied up at 21-21.
In the second half, the Raider's put 14 more points on the board in the third quarter, making an ISU comeback seem unlikely. But an interception by Jeremiah George and strong return from Shontrelle Johnson led to a much-needed Cyclone touchdown, putting ISU back in the game.
The Raiders quickly tried to shut down any hope for an ISU comeback with a 38-yard rushing touchdown by Sadale Foster. That drive put Texas Tech ahead by 14 points for the second time in the game.
But ISU's Sam Richardson and E.J Bibbs pulled off a 15-yard touchdown with less than two minutes left in the game, making it a seven point game once again.
However, the Cyclones ran out of time to make another play and the Red Raiders ultimately walked away with their sixth win of the season with a final score of 42-35.
The Cyclones are now 1-4 this season and will return to Texas next Saturday where they face Baylor at 6:00 PM.
Sunday, March 9 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-03-10 02:45:03 GMT
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