No. 23 Iowa State stomps Kansas, 52-22
Breece Hall rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns Saturday, while Brock Purdy added 239 yards passing, as No. 23 Iowa State stomped Kansas 52-22 at Lawrence, Kan.
Playing in a stiff south wind that gusted up to 30 mph, the Cyclones (4-2, 4-1 Big 12) balanced their attack and wore down the Jayhawks behind Hall, the nation’s leading rusher.
Playing in his home state, the Wichita sophomore carried 21 times and matched a career-best he set last week against Oklahoma State. Hall has gained 100 yards in each game this season.
Purdy tied the Iowa State record for career touchdown passes (50) with a 36-yard strike to Xavier Hutchinson on a fourth-down call midway through the third quarter. He finished 23 of 34 with two scores. The Cyclones generated 552 yards.
Kansas (0-6, 0-5) scored on special teams with a 100-yard kickoff return by Kenny Logan, who also intercepted Purdy with 6:49 remaining and the Jayhawks trailing by 16.
But Kansas could not establish consistent rhythm offensively behind freshman quarterback Jalon Daniels, who turned 18 earlier in the week. Daniels passed for 165 yards and added 36 yards rushing with one TD. But he also threw an interception and lost a fumble before limping off in the fourth quarter.
Iowa State recorded 10 tackles for loss, including two from defensive end JaQuan Bailey.
The defeat was the 10th straight for the Jayhawks, who lost by their average margin this season, 30 points.
Purdy completed his first 10 attempts as Iowa State built a 13-0 lead with touchdowns on its first two possessions. Kene Nwangwu scored on an 18-yard carry and Purdy added a 1-yard TD rush after the Cyclones recovered a fumble by Daniels at the Kansas 35.
The early onslaught was snuffed when Kansas made a fourth-down stop and then drove 59 yards for a 5-yard touchdown rush by Daniel Hishaw with 9:01 left in the first half.
Iowa State responded to gain a 20-7 halftime margin by driving 64 yards and scoring on a 3-yard pass from Purdy to Charlie Kolar.
–Field Level Media