Iowa State 28, Army 21
Ryan Kock scored on two short runs in the fourth quarter and No. 22 Iowa State came back to beat Army, 28-21, Friday night, denying the Black Knights their first win over a ranked opponent since 1972.
Army (0-3) held Cyclones leading rusher Stevie Hicks to just 22 yards on nine carries, but the Black Knights couldn't stop Kock, a 6-1, 240-pound fullback, from bulling in from 4 and 3 yards out, the last score coming with 6 minutes 50 seconds left in the game.
Army had two chances to tie the game. The first ended when the Black Knights couldn't convert a fourth and three at the Iowa State 22 with under a minute left. Army got the ball back with 10 seconds left but quarterback Zac Dahman was sacked at midfield as time ran out on the Black Knights' first-ever Friday night game.
For a time in the second half Army looked as if it might beat a ranked opponent for the first time since defeating No. 15 Air Force, 17-14, on Nov. 4, 1972.
Caleb Campbell's third-quarter interception of a tipped pass by Bret Meyer gave Army the ball at the Iowa State 40. Three carries by Jones moved it to the 17 and a pass from Dahman to Jared Ulekowski gave Army a first and goal at the 1. Four plays later, Scott Wesley powered it in from the 1 to give Army a 21-14 lead.
In the fourth, an interception by DeAndre Jackson gave Iowa State (3-0) the ball at the Army 27. That led to a four-yard touchdown run by Kock that tied the game 21 with 11:07 to play. The score came after Army sacked Meyer on a fourth and two, but a five-yard face-mask penalty kept the drive going.
Meyer threw for 158 yards and two touchdowns but was intercepted three times. He finished 18 for 26.
Dahman's 233 passing yards gave him 5,655 for his career, breaking the Army record of 5,502 set by Leamon Hall from 1974 to '77. Dahman was 19 of 33 and was intercepted twice. Army's Carlton Jones rushed 34 times for 122 yards.
Army outgained Iowa State 232-128 in the first half but could only manage a 14-7 lead at halftime on two touchdown passes from Dahman.