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How they scored: Iowa State 52, WVU 44

West Virginia’s Charles Sims scores on a 7-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

 

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Scoring drives from West Virginia’s season-ending game against Iowa State on Saturday at Mountaineer Field:

FIRST QUARTER
WEST VIRGINIA 3, IOWA STATE 0 (11:36)
• Josh Lambert 50-yard field goal
Charles Sims ripped off a 17-yard run and Clint Trickett hooked up with Kevin White for 10 yards and Mario Alford for 7. But on third-and-2 at the ISU 32, Trickett’s pass for Cody Clay was batted up and nearly intercepted. That brought on Lambert for a booming kick.
(Drive recap: 7 plays, 38 yards in 2:27)
WEST VIRGINIA 10, IOWA STATE 0 (4:16)
• Charles Sims 7-yard run (Lambert kick)
Nick Kwiatkoski picked off ISU’s Grant Rohach at the Cyclones 6. Two plays later, Sims hit a seam on the right side.
(Drive recap: 2 plays, 6 yards in 0:39)
WEST VIRGINIA 17, IOWA STATE 0 (3:57)
• Karl Joseph 38-yard fumble return (Lambert kick)
Iowa State running back Aaron Wemberly was stripped by WVU freshman safety Jeremy Tyler and fellow safety Karl Joseph was on the spot for a 38-yard scoop-and-score. It was West Virginia’s second defensive touchdown of the season.
WEST VIRGINIA 17, IOWA STATE 7 (1:19)
• Grant Rohach 54-yard run (Cole Netten kick)
After Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads successfully gambled on a fourth-and-1 at his own 44—with Jeff Woody diving for the first down—Rohach sprinted untouched on a quarterback keeper. The 54-yarder was a season-long for the Cyclones
(Drive recap: 6 plays, 81 yards in 2:33)

 

SECOND QUARTER
WEST VIRGINIA 24, IOWA STATE 7 (14:55)
• Clint Trickett 17-yard pass to Kevin White
WVU started at its own 9 after an abysmal kick return by Wendell Smallwood, but Trickett got the Mountaineers moving with passes of 30 and 40 yards to Mario Alford. Then he found White crossing the middle, the junior receiver’s fifth TD of the season.
(Drive recap: 4 plays, 91 yards in 2:27)
WEST VIRGINIA 31, IOWA STATE 7 (9:05)
• Sims 76-yard run (Lambert kick)
After Iowa State’s Cole Netten missed a 42-yard field goal off the uprigt, Sims gashed the Cyclones up the middle. The senior surpassed the 1,000-yard mark on the carry.
(Drive recap: 1 play, 76 yards in 0:12)
WEST VIRGINIA 31, IOWA STATE 14 (7:23)
• Rohach 10-yard pass to Quenton Bundrage
Roahach was 3-of-4 on the drive for 57 yards, with the lone incompletion coming on a deep crossing route that Bundrage dropped. The sophomore receiver hung on to the one at the goal line, however.
(Drive recap: 5 plays, 64 yards in 1:37)

 

FOURTH QUARTER
WEST VIRGINIA 31, IOWA STATE 21 (14:00)
• Shontrelle Johnson 3-yard touchdown run (Netten kick)
The Cyclones marched 99 yards to keep the game close. Rohach was 3-for-4 for 55 yards on the drive. He had a 36-yard pass that featured tough running by tight end E.J. Bibbs.
(Drive recap: 12 plays, 99 yards in 4:25)
WEST VIRGINIA 38, IOWA STATE 21 (13:42)
• Trickett 76-yard touchdown pass to Mario Alford (Lambert kick)
Alford beat man coverage off the line to run free over the middle. Trickett made a spot-on throw that made it easy for the junior college transfer to take it to the house.
(Drive recap: 1 play, 76 yards in 0:11)
WEST VIRGINIA 38, IOWA STATE 28 (9:38)
• Rohach 62-yard pass to Bundrage (Netten kick)
Bundrage tied an Iowa State single-season record with his ninth touchdown catch.
(Drive recap: 7 plays, 72 yards in 3:57)
WEST VIRGINIA 38, IOWA STATE 31 (4:21)
• Netten 31-yard field goal
After Rohach converted a fourth-and-7 to Justn Coleman for 21 yards to keep the drive alive, Netten put two misses behind him to make a key kick.
(Drive recap: 8 plays, 25 yards in 3:50)
WEST VIRGINIA 38, IOWA STATE 38 (1:00)
• Rohach 19-yard pass to Justin Coleman (Netten kick)
Iowa State’s Jacques Washington ripped an interception away from Kevin White on the sideline, giving the Cyclones the ball at West Virginia’s 33. Two runs by Aaron Wemberly netted a first down before Coleman ran open on a crossing route.
(Drive recap: 5 plays, 33 yards in 1:46)
FIRST OVERTIME
IOWA STATE 41, WEST VIRGINIA 38
• Netten 40-yard field goal
Iowa State netted only 3 yards on three plays before Netten came on. He had missed from 42 and had a 38-yarder blocked, but this time he was true.
(Drive recap: 4 plays, 3 yards untimed)
IOWA STATE 41, WEST VIRGINIA 41
• Lambert 41-yard field goal
On third-and-9 from the Iowa State 24, Trickett had Kevin White at the sticks, but the receiver couldn’t hang on while being hit by a defender.  On came Lambert for his second field goal of the day.
(Drive recap: 4 plays, 1 yard untimed)

 

SECOND OVERTIME
WEST VIRGINIA 44, IOWA STATE 41
• Lambert 26-yard field goal
Trickett hooked up with Alford on a 12-yarder for a first down, but three plays later they miscommunicated on an incompletion. That forced Lambert to come on for his third field goal.
(Drive recap: 5 plays, 16 yards untimed)
WEST VIRGINIA 44, IOWA STATE 44
• Netten 26-yard field goal
Iowa State earned a first down on the legs of Shontrell Johnson but bogged down on third-and-3 inside the 10.
(Drive recap: 7 plays, 17 yards untimed)

 

THIRD OVERTIME
IOWA STATE 52, WEST VIRGINIA 44
• Rohach 25-yard pass to Coleman (Rohach 2-point pass to Bibbs)
Iowa State struck quickly with Coleman racing open across the middle. Then—under the triple-overtime mandate—the Cyclones went for the 2-point conversion and Rohach found Bibbs open deep in the end zone.
(Drive recap: 1 play, 25 yards untimed)




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