Iowa State rally dooms Army, 28-21

WEST POINT, N.Y.-- The Iowa State Cyclones scored 14 points to defeat the scrappy Army Cadets in a rare Friday night game at Michie Stadium. Leading 21-14 in the fourth quarter, Army seemed to have held the threatening Cyclones when quarterback Brett Meyer was sacked for a big loss. However, a controversal incidental face mask call gave the Cyclones a first down and two plays later Ryan Kock would score the game tying touchdown for Iowa State.

Later another Kock scoring run, this time from 3-yards, gave the Cyclones a 28-21 lead with 6:50 remaining.

Earlier, Meyer completed a 15-yard touchdown pass to fellow Cyclone Austin Flynn to give Iowa State a 7-0 lead.

Army had tied the score in the first quarter when quarterback Zac Dahman found Scott Wesley for a 19-yard scoring pass.

In the second quarter Dahman connected with Walter Hill on a 5-yard touchdown catch that made it 14-7 at the half. Dahman, Army's all-time leading passer, completed 19 of 34 passes for 234 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 costly interceptions.

Army's defense harassed Meyer throughout the first three quarters sacking him 4 times and intercepting him 3 times. Meyer completed 18 of 27 passes for 157 yards and 2 touchdowns. Despite losing, Army out gained the Cyclones by nearly 150 yards, 380-233 in total offense. Carlton Jones led Army's ground attack with 118 hard earned yards in 34 carries.

Army had one final chance with 10 seconds remaining to tie the game. The Cadets had the ball at the Cyclone 46-yard-line but the Iowa State defense sacked Dahman for a big loss and the game ended.

Iowa State improves to 3-0 and will travel to Nebraska in two weeks. Army falls to 0-3 and next hosts Connecticut on October 1.


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