Iowa State at West Virginia

Iowa St beats West Virginia 52-44 in 3 OTs

AP Sports Writer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Redshirt freshman Grant Rohach threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Justin Coleman in the third overtime and Iowa State came from 24 points down to beat West Virginia 52-44 on Saturday night.

Rohach finished with four TD passes and ran for a fifth score as the Cyclones (3-9, 2-7 Big 12) finished a disappointing season with two straight wins. Rohach completed 25 of 39 passes for a season-high 331 yards.

The Mountaineers (4-8, 2-7) led 31-7 early in the second quarter but had four turnovers after halftime and ended the year with six losses in their final seven games. West Virginia couldn't hold onto another second-half lead, the fourth time in six games that's happened.

Iowa State forced overtime on Rohach's 19-yard TD toss to Coleman with a minute left. The teams traded field goals in the first two overtimes.

After Rohach's TD to Coleman in the third overtime, Rohach threw a two-point conversion pass to tight end E.J. Bibbs. Starting with the third overtime, teams are required to attempt two-point conversions after scoring touchdowns.

West Virginia advanced to the 4 on its third-overtime possession but couldn't score. Daikeil Shorts caught Clint Trickett's fourth-down pass short of the goal line.

Trickett's 76-yard scoring pass to Mario Alford early in the fourth quarter gave West Virginia a 38-21 lead. But Iowa State scored the final 17 points of regulation.

Trickett completed 21 of 37 passes for 356 yards and two scores. Alford had eight catches for 215 yards. Charles Sims ran for 149 yards and two scores, but he was limited to 30 yards after halftime.

Sims became West Virginia's first 1,000-yard rusher since 2009. He finished the season with 1,095 yards.

West Virginia led 31-7 after Sims scored on a 76-yard run early in the second quarter. But the Mountaineers then went scoreless over a 25-minute stretch, allowing Iowa State to come back.

Cole Netten's 31-yard field goal with 4:21 left in the game brought the Cyclones within 38-31.

Jacques Washington then ripped the ball from West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White at the Mountaineers 33 with 2:46 left. Rohach hit Coleman with the tying score on third down to send it into overtime.

West Virginia couldn't get into field-goal range as time ran out in regulation.

Despite going three-and-out on its first four possessions, Iowa State outgained West Virginia 575-568.

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Scoring Summary
WVUJosh Lambert 49 yd FG
WVUCharles Sims 7 yd run (Josh Lambert kick)
WVUKarl Joseph 38 yd fumble return (Josh Lambert kick)
IOWASTGrant Rohach 54 yd run (Cole Netten kick)
WVUKevin White 17 yd pass from Clint Trickett (Josh Lambert kick)
WVUCharles Sims 76 yd run (Josh Lambert kick)
IOWASTQuenton Bundrage 10 yd pass from Grant Rohach (Cole Netten kick)
IOWASTShontrelle Johnson 3 yd run (Cole Netten kick)
WVUMario Alford 76 yd pass from Clint Trickett (Josh Lambert kick)
IOWASTQuenton Bundrage 62 yd pass from Grant Rohach (Cole Netten kick)
IOWASTCole Netten 31 yd FG
IOWASTJustin Coleman 19 yd pass from Grant Rohach (Cole Netten kick)
IOWASTCole Netten 40 yd FG
WVUJosh Lambert 41 yd FG
WVUJosh Lambert 26 yd FG
IOWASTCole Netten 26 yd FG
IOWASTJustin Coleman 25 yd pass from Grant Rohach (E.J. Bibbs 2pt pass from Grant Rohach)
Team Stats
First Downs2619
Third Down Efficiency8-204-16
Fourth Down Efficiency3-30-2
Plays-Net Yards92-57574-568
Passing Yds331356
Kick Return Yds149102
Punt Return Yds121
Time of Poss.36:5023:10
Individual Stats
IOWAST: Shontrelle Johnson 18-72, Grant Rohach 9-66, Aaron Wimberly 15-52, Kirby Van Der Kamp 1-21, Jeff Woody 4-17, James White 3-15, DeVondrick Nealy 2-6, Quenton Bundrage 1--5
WVU: Charles Sims 24-149, Dreamius Smith 5-58, Wendell Smallwood 4-14, Clint Trickett 3--9
IOWAST: Grant Rohach 25-39-331-1
WVU: Clint Trickett 21-37-356-2, Team 0-1-0-0
IOWAST: Quenton Bundrage 7-93, Justin Coleman 5-91, Aaron Wimberly 5-59, E.J. Bibbs 3-75, Tad Ecby 2-22, Shontrelle Johnson 1-1, Jarvis West 1--3, James White 1--7
WVU: Mario Alford 8-215, Ivan McCartney 3-28, Charles Sims 2-30, Kevin White 2-27, Daikiel Shorts 2-25, Jordan Thompson 2-13, Vernon Davis 1-12, Cody Clay 1-6
Iowa State9th Big 12 2-73-9
West Virginia2nd Big 12 7-210-3

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