Iowa State falls to Kansas 34-14


Redshirt sophomore Grant Rohach is taken down by the Kansas defense on Nov. 8 at Lawrence, Kan. Cyclones fell to the Jayhawks 34-14.

Ryan Young

After heading into the game with high hopes, Iowa State couldn’t deliver. Iowa State (2-7, 0-5 Big 12) fell to Kansas (3-6, 1-4 Big 12) 34-14 in Lawrence, Kan. on Saturday.

The Jayhawks didn’t waste any time on Saturday, jumping up to an early 24-0 lead against the Cyclones. In fact, it wasn’t until the closing minutes of the first half that Iowa State was able to get on the board when quarterback Grant Rohach connected with tight end E.J. Bibbs for a three-yard touchdown.

Rohach’s second touchdown came on the opening drive of the second half when he found D’Vario Montgomery for a 35-yard touchdown pass. The Cyclones were able to get in scoring position a few more times in the second half, but were unable to convert.

Kansas’ offense seemed to have no problem moving down the field either. It finished with 514 total offensive yards – 286 of which were rushing yards. The Jayhawks were in possession of the ball for nearly 16 more minutes than the Cyclones, finishing with a time of 37:33.

The Cyclones were without usual quarterback Sam Richardson, who did not dress for the game. Richardson injured his shoulder in last week’s loss to Oklahoma. Backup quarterback Rohach took his place and finished 25-50 for 275 yards and two touchdowns. The redshirt sophomore also threw one interception.

Iowa State, who has yet to win a conference game, enters its final bye week of the season next week. They will take the field next when they host Texas Tech on Nov. 22.