Iowa State and Iowa are both nationally-ranked for the first time since 1981. The Cyclones are 15th in the latest Associated Press poll after a 36-14 romp past Nebraska on Saturday. Cyclone coach Dan McCarney says it was a tremendous effort and great team win. He says there wasn’t any one person who won the game, and says this is the kind of game they have to win to take it to the next level. McCarney says the Cyclones clicked in all categories, as he says his team was not going to be denied.Iowa State took command early and avoided the slow starts they had against Florida State and Iowa. Quarterback Seneca Wallace says they wanted to get up early and keep Nebraska from getting any momentum. Wallace says it was a big step for the program, especially against a team that has dominated I-S-U for so long.Iowa debuts in the A-P poll at 24. The Hawkeyes squandered a 22-point fourth-quarter lead but managed to regroup and knock off 12th-ranked Penn State 42-35. A six-yard scoring pass from Brad Banks to C.J. Jones turned out to be the game winner. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says his team dug in and proved they learned something after losing a similar lead and the game against Iowa State. Banks had four scoring passes and Fred Russell had 142 yards on the ground.Defensive lineman Jared Clauss says Penn State made some good adjustments in the fourth quarter after being bottled most of the game. He says they kept good pressure on Penn State and that worked until they started throwing some screens. Clauss says the offense gave the defense a lift by punching in a touchdown to start the overtime. He says the defense came out knowing all they had to do was keep Penn State out of the end zone.
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