And Kansas did prevail over Iowa State, 28-21, but not before the Cyclones created some intrigue in the second half.
Iowa State came within one field goal of tying the game after only managing a field goal in the first half. They scored two touchdowns, one of which was followed by a successful two-point conversion. But Kansas went to the end zone again right after Iowa State’s second touchdown.
Before the game ended, the Cyclones added one more field goal, but it was insufficient to overcome Kansas.
ISU’s loss of 5-4 overall and 4-2 in the Big 12 puts the Cyclones out of the lead in the conference. Kansas now stands at 7-2 overall and 4-2 in conference games.
After a touchdown in the fourth quarter, Kansas defeated Iowa State to earn the Jayhawks’ first victory in Ames since 2008.
Despite making it as far as the 11-yard line, Iowa State settles for a field goal. After a successful 29-yard field goal attempt by Chase Contreraz, the Cyclones need one more touchdown to tie the game.
Iowa State’s momentum was blunted by the Jayhawks, who scored on the drive’s first play following the Cyclones’ touchdown. Lawrence Arnold caught an 80-yard pass from Jason Bean to extend Kansas’ lead to 10 points.
To keep Iowa State from tying the score, Rocco Becht ran two yards on the quarterback keeper.
On that drive, Jayden Higgins and Jaylin Noel put in a lot of work. When Rocco Becht pitched the ball backward to Noel, who then threw it 42 yards to Higgins, Iowa State executed a mini-trick play. After the Cyclones gained possession on the 20-yard line, Iowa State scored five plays later.