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Posted on: October 29, 2011 10:51 pm
Edited on: October 29, 2011 10:51 pm
 

QUICK HITS: Iowa State 41 Texas Tech 7

Posted by Tom Fornelli

IOWA STATE WON. So much for any momentum that Texas Tech may have brought into this game after beating Oklahoma last week. Texas Tech came out like a team that spent a bit too much time celebrating that upset, and Iowa State had no problem punching the Red Raiders right in the face from the opening whistle. Thanks to a couple of Texas Tech turnovers, Iowa State had a 21-0 lead in this one before the first quarter had even ended, and if not for an Iowa State fumble at the goal line, it easily could have been 28-0.

Jared Barnett didn't have a great night passing in his first career start, but he did rush for 92 yards and a touchdown. As a team Iowa State finished the night with 368 yards on the ground, led by James White's 138 yards and Duran Hollis' 102 yards.

WHY IOWA STATE WON. It actually came to Lubbock ready to play a football game, while Texas Tech seemed to figure that beating Oklahoma meant it would beat Iowa State as well. Also playing a large factor, you know those 368 rushing yards I mentioned earlier? Yeah, well all those yards helped Iowa State keep possession of the ball for 40 minutes in this game. Time of possession is an overrated stat in football, but when you're down 21 points so early, you need to have the ball to come back. Texas Tech rarely had it.

WHEN IOWA STATE WON. After Seth Doege scored a touchdown in the second quarter to cut Iowa State's lead to 21-7, there was a sense that Texas Tech was going to get back into this one. Only, they never did. Iowa State would tack on a field goal before the break and when Duran Hollis took off for a 71-yard touchdown run a minute into the second half, this one was over.

WHAT IOWA STATE WON. The Cyclones finally picked up their first conference win of the season on Saturday night, and they also got back to 4-4 on the season. Which means that a bowl game is not out of the picture for Paul Rhoads and Iowa State.

WHAT TEXAS TECH LOST. Well, let's just say the Raiders time in the Top 25 will be short-lived after this one. Also, any positive feelings about the direction of the program after the Oklahoma upset are gone after taking such a beating at home.

THAT WAS CRAZY. As I documented on the blog earlier, the fact that Jared Barnett was put back in the game after taking a blow to the head in the first half was not an intelligent decision.
Posted on: June 23, 2011 11:18 am
Edited on: June 23, 2011 10:48 pm
 

BB gun gets Iowa State RB suspended

Posted by Tom Fornelli

It's a tale as old as time. Football coaches and others in authority positions are always making sure to let their players know that nothing good ever happens at 3 a.m. -- which is true for the most part. You never see a story in the newspaper with the headline "Running back saves 15 toddlers from a flaming schoolbus at 3 a.m." It's always somebody getting arrested.

Odds which only increase when you add a BB gun to the equation and decide to start shooting things around campus. Which is what Iowa State RB DeVondrick Nealy was arrested for on Sunday morning and charged with harassment of a public official, according to GoCyclones.com. Now the university has announced Nealy is suspended indefinitely from the team.

An officer was summoned to the corner of Stange Road and Pammel Drive at 2:39 a.m. because a group was carrying a weapon and shooting things on campus, according to a police report.

Nealy was told to get and stay on the ground by an officer, but when the officer went to assist a fellow policeman Nealy got up and started walking north on Stange. A BB gun was found on Nealy.

Well, at least it wasn't a real gun.

Nealy is an incoming freshman and is part of Iowa State's latest recruiting class. He rushed for 2,743 yards and 39 touchdowns as a high school senior at Jefferson County in Monticello, Florida last season. He's the second running back to be suspended at Iowa State in the last week, as the school suspended Duran Hollis after he was charged with possession of a controlled substance. 


Posted on: June 17, 2011 11:39 am
Edited on: June 17, 2011 12:08 pm
 

Iowa State suspends Duran Hollis

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Iowa State has suspended redshirt freshman running back Duran Hollis, who was charged with possession of a controlled substance on Monday. According to athletic department spokesman Tom Kroeschell, Hollis has been "suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules." Apparently getting caught with a controlled substance does not comply with the rules Paul Rhoads has put in place in Ames. Who knew?

Hollis did not play in 2010, and while there's no word on when or if he'll be reinstated, it isn't clear how much playing time he's going to receive in 2011. Iowa State's leading rusher in 2010, Alexander Robinson, has left, but the Cyclones had a couple of other young backs behind him in Shontrelle Johnson and Jeff Woody.

That duo combined for 409 yards and three touchdowns on 82 carries last season. 


 
 
 
 
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