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Iowa State defeats Kansas, 34-0

  • 7 p.m., Nov. 23, 2013
  • Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA

Final: Iowa State 34, Kansas 0

On a frigid, slick night at Jack Trice Stadium, the Kansas football team couldn't get its passing game started, despite forcing the issue at times in a 34-0 loss at Iowa State, which snapped a seven-game losing streak and won its first Big 12 game of the season.

Cyclones quarterback Grant Rohach, meanwhile, had no such problem, throwing for 300 yards and two touchdowns, while completing 15 of his 20 passes, with an interception.

The Jayhawks started freshman Montell Cozart at quarterback again, but after he connected on just four of his first 12 passes for 25 yards and an interception, KU coach Charlie Weis turned to Jake Heaps, with Kansas trailing, 20-0.

The former starter didn't give Kansas any better chance of winning its first Big 12 road game since 2008, though. Heaps went 7-for-19 through the air for 72 yards, and Cozart re-entered late in the fourth quarter, with KU in a 34-point hole.

Kansas senior running back James Sims did all he could on 20 carries, picking up 114 yards against ISU (2-9, 1-7 Big 12).

The Jayhawks (3-8, 1-7 Big 12) close their season at home next Saturday against rival Kansas State.

Box score


First Quarter 6:43 — Aaron Wimberly 58 pass from Grant Rohach. Cole Netten kick. After giving up four straight first downs to the Kansas offense on its first possession, the Iowa State defense held deep in its own end on fourth down and, four plays and 75 yards later, Wimberly ran free down the middle and raced to the end zone for the game's first score. Rohach had time to throw because a blitzing KU linebacker could not get solid footing to move with him as he stepped to throw. (ISU 7, KU 0).

Second Quarter 13:06 — Cole Netten 22 field goal. The Cyclones went up two scores for the first time with a 13-play, 91-yard drive that spanned 6:09 and featured a 31-yard touchdown run by Shontrelle Johnson that was called back because of a holding penalty. Although the TD came off the board, the Cyclones followed it up by marching to the KU 3 yard line before settling for the chip-shot field goal. (ISU 10, KU 0).

Third Quarter 9:56 — Cole Netten 21 field goal. The Cyclones had a golden opportunity to go up three scores after recovering a James Sims fumble in Kansas territory, but the KU defense held up just enough . (ISU 13, KU 0).

6:00 — Quenton Bundrage 15 pass from Rohach. Netten kick. The Cyclones' defense once again set the ISU offense up in good shape and Rohach and company marched 38 yards in six plays and 2:07 to push the lead to three touchdowns. ISU ran the quick pass to the near sideline over and over on this drive and KU looked powerless to stop it. (ISU 20, KU 0).

1:09 — James White 5 run. Netten kick. Iowa State put this one out of reach with a seven-play, 75-yard drive that took 3:44 and came after forcing KU's offense into a three-and-out after the Jayhawks turned to former starter Jake Heaps to try to dig them out of the hole. (ISU 27, KU 0).

Fourth Quarter 10:50 — Shontrelle Johnson 23 run. Netten kick. With the Senior Night victory already well in hand, the Cyclones became an even looser team that simply looked like it wanted to have fun. That showed in the form of three highlight-reel-worthy plays on this drive, which spanned 84 yards in 1:48 and took four plays total. (ISU 34, KU 0).


Matt Glassman 6 years, 2 months ago

Anyone still on the Charlie bandwagon: explain yourself, why (besides money) should he be retained?

Phil Leister 6 years, 2 months ago

Absolute worst loss of these last two years. Possibly the worst loss in the history of KU football? Not that we're any good, but that Iowa State team was garbage this year.

Bryce Landon 6 years, 2 months ago

No, the 6-3 loss to North Dakota State in the 2010 opener was way worse.

Randy Bombardier 6 years, 2 months ago

Former HawkTyler Patmon just returned a fumble for 78-yd touch for the Pokes. Another case that we DO have talent, just not in the coaching department. Need a good college coach. Unfortunately I think we are stuck watching this for two more years at which time both Dr. Z and his hire will get the boot.

Doug Cramer 6 years, 2 months ago

Does Z get fired if he doesn't make the move to fire Weis ?

Bryce Landon 6 years, 2 months ago

If he does, will the new AD get the Jayhawk TV Network fixed so that Kansans don't have to deal with ridiculous blackouts?

Brian Conrad 6 years, 2 months ago

Charlie is as bad as it gets .. well not quite Gill , but very close...

Doug Roberts 6 years, 2 months ago

Nike beats Adidas. Again. Our guys couldn't stay on their feet. Iowa State could. But hey, at least we have 8-13 ugly a$$ uniform combinations!!! Exclusive. Kansas football is now dead to me.

Mark Lindrud 6 years, 2 months ago

Cozart is athletic, but his accuracy is an issue. He is a freshman but next year needs to be an upgrade, assuming he's the starter.

Matt Gauntt 6 years, 2 months ago

Few observations:

  • Passing game is not entirely the fault of Cozart/Heaps. Don't know how many passes were thrown straight to the numbers and the receivers just dropped the ball/couldn't pull it down. Our receivers were pitiful last night. I know Rob Ianello is doing double duty with recruiting and being the receiver's coach. Maybe he should focus on recruiting and bring in someone that can help these young men to actual catch a ball from time to time. Hope there are some up and comers in the Freshman class or on the recruiting trail because we don't have anyone that could be considered a good wide receiver.
  • Glad to see Coach put Heaps back in. For the first 2/3's of the game with Cozart in Iowa State knew that they didn't have to worry about the pass. There were going to be three plays run: Hand off to Sims, let Cozart do an option/get confused in the backfield and then run or let Cozart throw an incompletion. We were so incredibly one dimensional last night.
  • We got owned on the defensive line. Numerous times last night we would have 7 guys stacked up on the line, play would start and either Johnson or Wimberly would sneak through for 8-10 yards. Those are plays that the linebackers need to stop.

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