Iowa State’s winning streak over Iowa is now at five. The Cyclones erased a 17-point halftime deficit to claim a 36-31 win on Saturday. Seneca Wallace passed for a career-high 361-yards to lead the comeback.Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says they knew Wallace was a fine passing quarterback and he made some big plays in the second half to beat them. Iowa quarterback Brad Banks fumbled twice in a six-minute and 27 second span of the third quarter in which the Cyclones scored 21-points to take the lead. Ferentz says they were never able to establish a tempo in the second half.Ferentz says he knew the Cyclones would play well after falling behind at half, as he says they’ve shown they’re well coached and play hard. Ferentz says ISU “won the half that counted.” Iowa center Bruce Nelson says one half of good football was not enough. He says they didn’t execute and missed assignments when they needed plays in the second half.Cyclone coach Dan McCarney said the turn-a-round started with emotion. He says they got taken behind the woodshed in the first half and they just had to come out and compete in the second half. He says Iowa gets the credit for coming out strong in the first half.McCarney says the Cyclones clicked in all phases in the second half, saying it was a “team win” all the way with a top effort by players and coaches.
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