Iowa State vs. Tennessee Tech: By the Quarters

First Quarter:

Iowa State didn't waste much time putting its first points on the board, going 71 yards over six plays to start the game. Hiawatha Rutland rushed four times for 25 yards before watching Seneca Wallace hit Lane Danielsen for a 38-yard touchdown pass on 3rd-and-3.

After a Golden Eagle three-and-out, the Cyclones got a couple of big pass plays, including a 49-yard Wallace to Lance Young hookup that nearly went the distance. However, the drive would stall out at the five-yard line and Adam Benike came on to hit a 23-yard field goal making it 10-0.

Tennessee Tech stalled after three more plays yet again and was forced to punt. But ISU's offense didn't need to hit the field for seven more points, as Todd Miller returned the punt 60 yards for a touchdown making it 17-0 with 7:05 still remaining in the opening quarter.

On the ensuing kickoff, the Golden Eagles fumbled the ball away to set up another Cyclone scoring drive. But ISU stalled yet again in the red zone and Benike had to come on for a 23-yard field goal with 4:41 remaining.

Advantage: Iowa State.

Second Quarter:

After a fake punt by Tennessee Tech, ISU took over near midfield and would get three more points on Tony Yelk's 45-yard field goal. It was the third field goal by the Cyclones in 17 minutes and gave them a 23-0 lead with 13:13 left in the half.

The Golden Eagles' offensive problems continued to snowball on the ensuing drive, as an intentional grounding penalty and two false starts backed them up to the three-yard line. Then Robert Craft lofted a pass into the hands of ISU safety Steve Paris, who returned it for a touchdown, making it 30-0.

ISU added seven more points after another Golden Eagle three-and-out. Rutland rushed four times for 37 yards, including a goal-line plunge that made it 37-0 with 9:13 left in the half.

In need of something to build on for the second half, Tennessee Tech got a moral victory of sorts when Robert Craft connected with tight end Beau Fullerton for a one-yard touchdown with 10.8 seconds left.

Advantage: Iowa State.

Third Quarter:

Tech's opening drive of the half stalled on six plays and brought up a punt. ISU took over in Golden Eagle territory and needed just two plays to make it 44-6. On 2nd-and-9, Wallace hit Jamaul Montgomery over the middle for 47 yards and a touchdown.

The Cyclones launched their longest scoring drive of the game after a Tennessee Tech punt backed them up to their own 10-yard line. Rutland carried four times for 55 yards to put him at 138 for the night. But it was a Wallace pass that gave ISU a 51-6 lead with 5:07 left in the quarter. Montgomery caught his second consecutive touchdown from the Cyclone quarterback, this a 16-yarder to the right.

Advantage: Iowa State.

Fourth Quarter:

Cris Love and Brian Thompson took over the reins of ISU's offense to start the fourth quarter. After Jon Davis dropped the first pass from Love, the backup quarterback connected with David Banks-Bursey for a first down. Thompson put together a couple of nice runs to get his team into the red zone, then Love hooked up with Banks-Bursey again, this time for a seven-yard touchdown.

The Golden Eagles got a long pass play from reserve quarterback Lewis Kuffuor to Anton Thomison, but on the very next play lost a fumble to hand ISU possession near midfield. However, the drive would stall out after a holding penalty and Troy Blankenship came on for the first punt attempt of his career.

Advantage: Iowa State.


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