ISU 33-KU 29
Grinding Jayhawks meet fast- break Cyclones. Looking back on this game I bet Kansas was within 22 meters of Iowa State 3/4 of the time.
7 minutes - ISU try at posts on short run after multi-phase attack. SCORE 7-0 ISU
10 minutes - wing Scott Merdinger lands inches short of goal line, but knocked the ball as he advanced it for the downing. So scrum on the 5. This was followed by 10 or more minutes of the Jayhawks swarming the Cyclone goal line. KU prop Ian O'Laughlin went out with injury.
20 minutes - inside center Jack Dienst scored mid-right. Fullback Sam Gasparovich was wide. SCORE 7-5 ISU
27 minutes - Cyclones kick from their goal line. It doesn't get out of bounds. Scott Merdinger fielded kick and ran down left sideline and scored through tacklers on left flag. Sam Gasparovich wide. SCORE 7-10 KU ahead.
35 minutes - Cyclones run from mid- field and score through posts. Kick easy. SCORE 14-10 ISU back in lead.
38 minutes - Cyclones run 30 meters down right sideline and score mid-right. Kick good. SCORE 21-10 ISU
39 minutes - Cyclones have long run to goal down left sideline, but runner ran out back of goal area attempting to run to posts. Scrum and kick to sideline ends half.
5 minutes - Cyclones get a run from 22 out and score mid-right. Kick wide. SCORE 26-10 ISU
6 minutes - Jack Dienst answers with 15 meter run to right post. Sam Gasparovich is good. SCORE 26-17 ISU
10 minutes - Flyhalf Trent Tayrien scores mid- right on short run. Sam Gasparovich is short. SCORE 26-22 ISU
15 minutes- Cyclones down left sideline for score near left post. SCORE 33- 22 ISU
25 minutes - Outside center Blake Mitton scores at right post from 15 out. Sam Gaspsrovich is good. SCORE 33-29 ISU
35 minutes - Jayhawks on attack and feed wing Scott Merdinger down left sidelines. He's a pinball bouncing off tacklers down to 3 meters from Cyclones goal in left corner. They call a knock on, but a Cyclone 2nd row is bleeding on the other players from a cut over his right eye. Play is stopped to clean him up and wipe off other players. Break stops Jayhawk momentum. Scrum to ISU who kick up field. Game on Jayhawks 22. ISU awarded a penalty kick, go for 3 but miss. Game ends with play staying around Jayhawk's 22.
Too bad this wasn't on TV. It was a game to see.
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