AMES, Iowa – Iowa State opened the sport with a handy guide a rough 11-play landing drive and stored rolling from there on the best way to a 43-10 victory over Ohio University on Saturday at MidAmerican Energy Field at Jack Trice Stadium.
In a ultimate tune-up earlier than the beginning of Big 12 Conference play, the Cyclones relied on the passing of redshirt sophomore Hunter Dekkers and a few massive performs from the protection to obtain their first 3-0 begin since 2012.
Dekkers continued his sharp play in his first season because the starter, finishing 28 of 36 passes for 268 yards, no interceptions and landing throws of 12 yards to DeShawn Hanika15 yards to Sean Shaw and 13 yards to Xavier Hutchinson. He additionally ran for a landing.
For the season, Dekkers has thrown for eight TDs and 745 yards whereas finishing 74.3 % of his passes.
Hutchinson can be off to a giant begin in his ultimate season. He completed with 9 receptions for 93 yards and his landing to transfer up on Iowa State’s profession charts in all three classes.
The two-time all-Big 12 choice handed former teammate Charlie Kolar for fourth place with 175 profession receptions, one behind third-place Todd Blythe. He jumped from eighth to sixth in receiving yards (2,077) and joined a tie for eighth along with his 14th profession landing catch and fifth of the season
On the defensive facet, Anthony Johnson Jr. and Colby Reeder arrange touchdowns with interceptions, MJ Anderson’s after fumble restoration O’Rien Vance’s sack arrange a Jace Gilbert subject purpose and Hunter Zenzen’s restoration following a Joey Petersen sack led to a second Gilbert subject purpose.
In all, the Cyclones compiled 463 yards whereas holding the Bobcats to 233. It’s the 14th time within the final 20 video games that ISU has reached 400 yards and the twenty second time since 2017 the Cyclones have held an opponent to fewer than 300. The Bobcats managed simply 24 yards dashing, the fewest ISU has allowed since holding Kansas State to 12 yards in 2005.
Jirehl Brock added to the offense with 76 yards in seven carries, together with a career-best 61-yard jaunt. Deon Silas added a career-high 58 yards in 10 carries.
Iowa State began the sport with a 69-yard march that Dekkers completed with a 6-yard run, darting untouched into the tip zone via an enormous gap on the left facet.
Dekkers had completions of 16 yards to Shawn Shaw and 18 yards to Hutchinson to arrange his TD go to Hanika for a 14-0 lead. Two performs later, Anderson scooped up the ball after Vance jarred it unfastened and took it to the Ohio 9. The Cyclones stalled and settled for Gilbert’s 19-yard subject purpose on the primary snap of the second quarter for a 17-0 lead.
The Cyclones bought the ball again on the very subsequent play when Johnson leaped to choose off a go at midfield. It was his first profession interception and got here in his forty fourth consecutive begin.
Silas reeled off 24 yards on a nifty cutback to take the ball to the Ohio 5 and he scored from the three two performs later to make it 24-0
Ohio drew to 24-3 with a subject purpose, which the Cyclones answered with a 10-play, 75-yard landing drive. Dekkers capped it with a 15-yard connection to Shaw, who was upended on the 1 and soared into the tip zone to make it 30-3 at halftime.
Reeder’s interception – his second in as many video games – and 53-yard return to the Ohio 13 arrange Dekkers’ scoring go to Hutchinson on a fast slant, stretching the lead to 37-3. After Ohio bought its solely landing on Kurtis’ Rourke’s 1-yard go to Tyler Foster, Zenzen’s restoration put the Cyclones in place for a 21-yard subject purpose by Gilbert, who completed with scoring with a 39-yarder with 1:29 remaining.
Iowa State opens Big 12 play subsequent Saturday at house towards Baylor at 11 am