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Page 4C Sunday, October 8, 2006 Des Moines Sunday Register DM NEBRASKA 28, IOWA STATE 14 SCORING (Si pD nop Doss to wmm no 7 28 7 14 FIRST QUARTER Glenn 3 run (Congdon kick), Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards, 5:27 SECOND QUARTER ISU Meyer 1 run (Culbertson kick), Drive: 11 plays, 43 yards, 4:49 Jackson 1 run (Congdon kick), Drive: 11 plays, 68 yards, 5:52 Purify 27 pass from Taylor (Congdon kick), Drive: 7 plays, 60 yards, 1:12 FOURTH QUARTER Glenn 5 run (Congdon kick), Drive: 9 plays, 78 yards, 5:13 ISU Blythe 13 pass from Meyer (Culbertson kick); Drive: 7 plays, 74 yards, 1 :19 Attendance 55,338 TEAM STATS NEBRAKSA 7 14 0 IOWA STATE 0 7 0 I w-r Al i Jl) 1 i Category Nebraska Iowa St. First downs 21 19 Rushing 11 2 Passing 5 13 Penalty 1 3 Rushing yards 250 53 Attempts 45 24 Passing yards 130 263 Completions-attempts 17-21 18-38 Had intercepted 0 1 Total yards 380 316 Average per play 5.8 5.0 Fumbles-lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-yards 7-70 6-4S Third-down conversions 5-12 4-12 Time of possession 36:55 23:05 INDIVIDUAL STATJS NEBRASKA AH. Yds. Avg. Long Glenn 19 148 36 7.8 Jackson 22 16 21 5.3 Taylor 4 -13 4 IOWA STATE Att.

Yds. Avg. long Meyer 13 26 2.0 17 Hicks 6 21 3.5 11 Kock 3 9 3.0 9 Flynn 1 4 4.0 4 Sumrall 1 -7 -7 NEBRASKA Com. Att. Yds.

Int. TP Taylor 17 21 131 0 1 IOWA STATE Com. Att. Yds. Int.

TD Meyer 18 38 262 11 NEB. No. Yds. IOWA ST. No, Yds, Lucky 3 28 Blythe 6 96 Purify 2 35 Sumrall 4 48 Peterson 2 25 Davis 3 51 Phillips 2 14 Flynn 3 37 Nunn 2 11 Nickel" 1 24 Hardy 2 8 Hicks 1 6 Herian 2 6 Swift 1 4 Jackson 10 Qt -JJ 4 CYCLONES, from Page 1C anything." The second happened on the next possession when Austin Flynn appeared to catch an 11 -yard touchdown pass.

The officials said he bobbled the ball. "I knew I was not bobbling the ball," Flynn said. Coach Dan McCarney used his only replay challenge on a prior play. "That's a big play that we should have made, but didn't," McCarney said. "We had the pass interference call on Todd, too.

We had our chances." Iowa State has started with at least an 0-3 league record the past three seasons, but regrouped to play in bowl games in 2004 and 2005. In each of those seasons, a win in the final game would have resulted in the Cyclones playing in the conference championship game. "We can't score 14 points and expect to win in this conference," McCarney said. The Cyclones lost Saturday because they could not slow Nebraska's rushers, who accumulated 251 yards, including 148 by Cody Glenn. They lost because they could not keep defensive pressure off Meyer, especially on third-down plays in the second half.

"They really heated him up, and we've got to get better protection, no question about that," McCarney said. They lost because of failure on crucial plays, like those involving Flynn and Blythe and like a fake field goal attempt when Flynn, the holder, ended up 3 yards shy of a first down in the third quarter. "We worked on it all week," McCarney said. Another Iowa State mistake came late in the third quarter when Cortney Grixby intercepted a Meyer pass at the Nebraska 9-yard line. One more? Cornhusker quarterback Zac Taylor hit Maurice Purify on a 27-yard touchdown pass with 3 seconds to play until halftime.

Purify caught the ball over cor-nerback Chris Singleton. The telling drive started at the Nebraska 40-yard line, with 1:15 remaining until intermission and the Cornhusk-ers out of timeouts. game," McCarney said. "It's a seven-point game and it may help dictate some calls we make in the second half." Instead, the Cyclones were forced to rally from a three-touchdown deficit against one of the top defenses in the nation. They did it by passing 210 yards by Meyer in the second half.

"We made some good adjustments at halftime," Flynn said. Nebraska adjusted, too, with relentless pressure against Meyer. "They brought the house," McCarney said. "It's something we're going to continue to see." Like next Saturday against Oklahoma. "We have to find a way to rally," McCarney said.

"The season goes on." ISU'S SEASON (3-3) NEBRASKA No. Yds. Avg. Long Iowa State's DeAndre Jackson is wrapped up by Nebraska safety Ben Eisenhart (46) at the ANDREA MELENDEZTHE REGISTER PHOTOS end of the second quarter. Gameday Notebook CYCLONES What went right? Lost in the shuffle Titchener 6 246 41.0 48 IOWA STATE No.

Yds. Avg. Long Brandtner 5 216 43.2 46 NE8RASKA Punts Kickoffs Ints. Peterson 1-0 Nunn 2-11 Jackson 0-0 1-24 Grixby 2-11 2-24 1-3 IOWA STATE Punts Kickoffs Ints. Baum 1-16 Jackson 1-16 3-35 NEB.

Solo Ast, IOWA ST. Solo Ast. Ruud 4 5 Bowen 7 10 Jones 7 0 Banks 8 5 McKeon 4 2 Mckenzie 2 9 Bradley 3 2 Singleton 6 3 Moore 2 3 Berg 4 5 Green 2 2 Curvey 3 3 Cryer 2 2 Rubin 1 4 Turner 1 2 Braaksma 1 3 Shanle 2 0 Jackson 2 1 Young 2 0 Johnson 2 0 Suh 1 1 MooreheadO 2 Brandenburgh 0 2 Garrin 1 0 Grixby 1 0 Flynn 1 0 Eisenhart 1 0 Harris 1 0 Dagunduro 0 1 A crowd of 55,338 flocked to Jack Trice Stadium, the second-largest gathering In Iowa State history. The stadium record of 55,518 was set Sept. 30 against Northern Iowa.

What went wrong? Iowa State had few answers for Nebraska's quick tailbacks. They were so good that they averaged 6.1 yards on their first 15 rushes. The Cyclones also had trouble with quarterback Zac Taylor's quick release. 0 Iowa State receiver Todd during the first half. He leads k.

if A 'j '4 I IJ? Nebraska drove 60 yards for the final touchdown of the first half with no timeouts and 1:15 to play until intermission. Maurice Purify got behind cornerback Chris Singleton to make the catch. Extra points Bryce Braaksma replaced Rashawn Parker as an Iowa State starting defensive end. Kock's 9-yard run in the first quarter was his longest in 73 previous rushes during his career. His previous longest rush was 8 yards.

ahead Blythe did not have a reception team in TD catches with five. Nebraska safety Tierre Green tackles Iowa State's Austin Flynn in the first half on Saturday night at Ames. Nebraska defeated Iowa State 28-14 in the Big 12 game. A look at Saturday Cy 1 0 11 UP NEXT FOR THE CYCLONES: OKLAHOMA NEWS AND NOTES FROM THE STADIUM SACKS Nebraska: Cryer 1-9. Iowa State: Curvey 2-21 Nebraska game," Iowa State coach Dan McCarney said.

"It's a different world in Jack Trice Stadium now. "When we got here, it was a home game for Nebraska. We might have set some attendance records, but the colors weren't the right ones." ENOUGH'S (NOT) ENOUGH: Ticket manager to Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard: "When do we cut ticket sales off?" Pollard: "When there's nobody else in line." NIGHT GAMES: Five of six Iowa State games have started after 6 p.m. "We've had enough night games to last us," said Meyer, not exactly a favorite of playing under the lights. "Sitting around and waiting in the hotel on Saturdays is the worst thing." KICK0FF: Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Norman.

ABOUT THE S00NERS: Coach Bob Stoops' team has played in the Big 12 Conference championship game five of the past seven seasons, and they have won the past nine games against Iowa State, including five against Cyclone coach Dan McCarney. PLAYER TO WATCH: Tailback Adrian Peterson Is the conference's preseason player of the year, after gaining 1,925 yards as a freshman, when he was the Heisman Trophy runner-up, and 1,108 in 2005 after missing all or parts of four games with an ankle injury. Date Opponent Result Aug. 31 Toledo 45-43 Sept. 9 UNLV 16-10 Sept.

16 at Iowa 27-17 Sept. 23 at Texas 37-14 Sept. 30 UNI 28-27 Oct. 7 Nebraska 28-14 Oct. 14 at Oklahoma TBA Oct.

21 Texas Tech TBA Oct. 28 at Kansas State TBA Nov. 4 Kansas TBA Nov. 11 at Colorado TBA Nov. 18 Missouri TBA I IIS I (J 6 and the games WHAT'S IN A Iowa State football fans saw red Saturday night only because athletic department officials waited too long to make a change.

During a brainstorming session last summer with the athletic marketing department, someone brought up the idea of Cyclone football players wearing gold-colored jerseys against Nebraska instead of the customary home reds. "It sounded like a good idea, and yeah, we kind of liked it," associate athletic director Steve Malchow said. So they checked with the company that makes uniforms, only to discover that making enough new gold jerseys to meet the needs of 105 players would take at least nine months. 4 ill Cyclones who played OFFENSIVE STARTERS: WR Davis, LT Fisher, LG Zehr, Stephenson, RG Schmeling, TE Barkema.WR Flynn, QB Meyer, IB Hicks, WR Blythe DEFENSIVE STARTERS: 0E Braaksma, NG Rubin, DT Curyey, OE Moorehead, SLB Banks, MLB McKenzie, WLB Bowen, LCB Jackson, RCB Singleton, SS Berg, FS Johnson. OTHERS WHO PLAYED: Baum.

Sumrall, Scales, Williams, Rahe. Brandtner. Nickel, Griebahn, Hunley, Harris. Schmldgall, Parker, Kock, Culbertson, Garrin. Purvis, Smith, Frere, Stephens, Fisher, Schober, Hamilton.

Machado, Dale. SEEING GOLD: Iowa State's Golden Rules promotion, in which fans were urged to wear gold shirts, worked. Gold and yellow clearly dominated the color scheme at Jack Trice Stadium. "It wasn't always like that for the CY'S VIEW: OFFENSE CONTINUES TO STRUGGLE DOWNSIDE: It is not encouraging that the Cyclones couldn't score against a mediocre defense. Why didn't Todd Blythe have any passes thrown his way in the first half? The defense looked shaky too, allowing two 100-yard rushers not a good sign with Adrian Peterson up next.

UPSIDE: Once the Cyclones started to throw to Blythe, he caught just about everything. Meyer continues to put up good yardage numbers. MEDIAC0M REPLAYS One-hour replays ol Iowa State football games are aired on Mediacom each week (criannel 22 in the Oes Momes area) Tfie times: Monday, 10pm Tuesdayand 11 p.m. Thursday,.

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