Cyclone Notebook

Emily Arthur

Bowden moves into 2nd place

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden passed legendary coach Bear Bryant on the Division I-A victory list Saturday.

Florida State’s 38-31 victory over Iowa State moved Bowden into second with 324 wins, three short of Penn State’s Joe Paterno.

“I’ve just got more wins then he’s got,” said Bowden of Bryant. “It’s not that big of deal. I can’t do anything about it.”

Bowden said he grew up as a coach watching Bryant.

“He was my idol,” he said. “He still is. I can’t believe he’s gone. I think he would have liked me getting it, though.”

As the game wound down, Iowa State head coach Dan McCarney had a prime position from the opposite sideline.

“He represents all there is good about this game,” McCarney said.

“If my son couldn’t play for me, I’d like to have him play for Bobby Bowden. I mean that sincerely. He’s way beyond records to me.”

Billups steps up, replaces Forrest

ISU defensive back Anthony Forest left the game in the first half when he suffered a hip pointer, but was replaced by newly converted defensive back JaMaine Billups.

Billups came out of spring practice in a fight for the No. 1 tailback spot before moving over to defense.

“Anthony Forest went down on the first series of the game,” McCarney said.

“JaMaine played the whole game. He had never played defense in his life until just a few weeks ago.”

Yelk makes his mark with punts

Sophomore punter Tony Yelk’s average of 46.7 yards on three punts moved his career average to 44.0 on 48 punts.

Marc Harris, who played from 1993 to 1996, has the career record at Iowa State with 43.1 yards.

Yelk served as both the place kicker and the punter last season for Iowa State, but has split the place-kicking duties with junior Adam Benike this season.

Wallace moves up to 9th on list

ISU quarterback Seneca Wallace went 22-for-33 for 313 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday’s game.

Wallace’s 313 yards ranks ninth in ISU single-game history, but was not his first 300-yard passing game. Wallace passed for a career high 348 yards at Texas A&M last season.

“Seneca Wallace is everything we thought he would be,” said FSU quarterback Chris Rix, who went 17-for-25 for 210 yards and two touchdowns. “He gave us a lot of trouble. He is a tremendous athlete.”