The Iowa State Cyclones have cracked the nation’s top ten. The Cyclones are 6-1 following a 31-17 homecoming win over Texas Tech. A big second half was a key, again, as Iowa State broke away from a three-to-three halftime tie. Lane Danielsen was held without a catch but scored on a 79-yard reverse to give the Cyclones the lead for good in the third quarter. Danielsen says he knew he could score if he got a couple of blocks, and fellow receiver Jack Whitver came through for him. Danielsen says an electrifying 12-yard touchdown run by Seneca Wallace early in the third quarter helped turn things around as they couldn’t seem to get the offense going early on. Cyclone coach Dan McCarney says it was a hard fought game in which a lot of kids played really hard. McCarney says he never thought they’d hold Tech to 17 points, well below their average. McCarney says the road gets even more difficult now. Wallace says his touchdown early in the third quarter gave the Cyclones confidence. He says they just needed one big play to get things going. Wallace feels the Cyclones have earned their ranking as he says they’ve played well and are a legitimate top ten team. Up next a visit to second-ranked Oklahoma. Wallace says they’ll put together a good game plan, have a good week of practice, and go and let it all hang out.
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