Strong offense guides No. 23 Iowa State to a 52-22 win over Kansas

Iowa State running back Breece Hall rushes the ball against the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Oct. 10. 

No. 23 Iowa State cruised to a 52-22 win over the Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence, Kansas, thanks to a great offensive showing.

Iowa State’s offense gained 552 yards on Saturday, while Kansas only had 240.

Running back Kene Nwangwu got Iowa State’s offense going early with an 18 yard touchdown to give Iowa State a 7-0 lead with 10:46 left in the first quarter.

After a fumble recovery by defensive back Greg Eisworth, Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy ran for a touchdown and gave Iowa State a 13-0 lead (Connor Assalley missed extra point) with 8:07 left in the first quarter.

Kansas’ got on the board with 9:01 left in the second quarter with a Daniel Hinshaw Jr. five yard rushing touchdown, but Iowa State extended its lead to 13 again after Purdy connected with Charlie Kolar on a three-yard touchdown pass with four minutes left in the first half.

Iowa State led 20-7 at halftime.

Purdy threw another touchdown midway through the third quarter, this one being to wide receiver Xavier Hutchinson with 7:27 left in the third quarter.

On the ensuing kickoff, Kenny Logan Jr. returned it 100 yards for a touchdown, making the score 27-14 with Iowa State ahead.

The Cyclones ended the third quarter with a seven yard touchdown run by Breece Hall and two-point conversion on a pass from Purdy to Kolar, to increase their lead to 35-14.

Connor Assalley drilled a 40 yard field goal to give the Cyclones a 38-14 lead with 11:02 left in the game.

Jalon Daniels ran for a 12 yard touchdown and Andrew Parchment converted on a two-point conversion attempt to Kwamie Lassiter II for the Jayhawks to cut their lead to 16. 

The Jayhawks had the chance to cut Iowa State’s lead to one possession after Brock Purdy threw an interception and they took over at Iowa State’s 44 yard line. 

Iowa State’s defense didn’t allow that to happen, as it drove Kansas’ offense back 13 yards and forced a punt.

Breece Hall then ran for a 58 yard touchdown with a little over five minutes left in the game.

The Cyclones capped off Saturday’s win with a 30-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Hunter Dekkers to wide receiver Joe Scates.

In Iowa State’s 52-22 win over Kansas, Purdy completed 23 passes on 34 attempts, throwing for 239 passing yards, and for two touchdown passes and one interception.

He also rushed for 20 yards and a touchdown.

Dekkers had two completions for 55 yards and a touchdown. 

Hall, who has been one of the best running backs in the country, had 21 rushing attempts, 185 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday.

Nwangwu had five rushes for 57 yards and a touchdown.

Hutchinson led all Cyclones in receiving with five receptions, 87 yards and a touchdown.

While Iowa State was very effective on offense, but Kansas wasn’t.

Daniels completed 16 out of 29 pass attempts for 165 yards, threw zero touchdown passes and one interception.

He was Kansas’ best rusher on Saturday as he rushed for 16 attempts and 39 yards.

Kansas as a team, was held to 73 yards rushing.

Iowa State returns to Ames to face the Baylor Bears on Nov. 7. 

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