Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Rudolph rallies Oklahoma State past Iowa State

Rudolph rallies Oklahoma State past Iowa State

The Iowa State Cyclones had one last gasp on Saturday, down 49-42 to the Oklahoma State Cowboys but driving down the field on the final possession.

The Cowboys finish the road part of their schedule with a 6-0 mark and have won 16 of their past 18 true road contests. In a game where the Cowboys were expected to take care of business against Iowa State, the Cyclones are making plays and hanging around long enough to give themselves a shot to win.

The Cyclones scored on their first two series of the game, taking almost nine minutes off the clock. An 81 yard pass from Mason Rudolph to Jalen McCleskey set up a one yard touchdown run for Hill.

The injury left Iowa State's quarterbacking to redshirt freshman Zeb Noland (263 yards and the late interception) and senior middle linebacker Joel Lanning, the team's former starting signal caller.

The win moved the Pokes to 8-2 overall and 5-2 in conference play and kept them in the mix for the Big 12 Championship Game.

Oklahoma State outgained Iowa State 522-491, and it overcame nine penalties for a total of 105 yards.

But the Cowboys rallied in the first half and the second half, then their defense made a huge play in the finals seconds to allow OSU to hold on for a 49-42 victory on Saturday.

Rudolph's 30-yard touchdown pass to Marcell Ateman, and two-point conversion tied the game at 42 with 5:55 left. Iowa State fans were understandably upset at the controversial call, but it appears the refs got the call correct with Green coming down with first possession. The score was 21-21 at the end of two quarters.

AMES, Iowa - A week after a crushing loss to Oklahoma in Bedlam, Oklahoma State was slow to regroup against resurgent Iowa State.

David Montgomery rushed for 106 yards and 3 TD's. Lanning ran for a touchdown and also threw a touchdown to wide receiver Allen Lazard. Lazard has 3,071 and is closing in on first-place Todd Blythe (3,096 from 2004-07).

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