Iowa State outplayed against Colorado


Photo: Jake Lovett/Iowa State Daily

Colorado receiver Paul Richardson tries to avoid ISU defensive back Jeremy Reeves in the first half of Iowa State’s 34-14 loss to Colorado on Saturday, Nov. 13.

David Merrill

One week after nearly knocking off the No. 9 team in the country, Iowa State fell on the road to Colorado 34-14 on Saturday, Nov. 13.

Alexander Robinson was held to just 22 yards on nine carries, a season-low. Colorado running back Rodney Stewart gained 120 yards on 33 carries.

The Buffaloes’ offensive line opened up huge holes for Stewart for most of the game, allowing him to average four yards per carry.

Quarterback Austen Arnaud was 15-23 for 136 yards. He didn’t throw an interception, but also didn’t throw a touchdown pass. He was sacked five times.

On Colorado’s fifth sack, he lost the ball and Colorado returned it for a touchdown that gave Colorado its 34-7 lead. Arnaud was also injured on the play and was relieved by backup quarterback Jerome Tiller on the team’s next drive.

Arnaud injured his knee on the play, and ISU coach Paul Rhoads said after the game that Arnaud’s knee was “loose,” and that the senior’s season is likely over.

Tiller drove the team down the field and ended a nine-play, 55-yard drive with a 24-yard touchdown pass to tight end Collin Franklin. Franklin led all ISU receivers with 118 yards on 11 receptions to go with the touchdown catch. Franklin’s 11 catches marked a career high.

Colorado quarterback Cody Hawkins passed for 266 yards and three touchdowns and wasn’t sacked. 

Linebacker Jake Knott was one of the few bright spots for the Cyclones defensively, recording a career-high 16 tackles and forcing a fumble.