Iowa State fell behind by two touchdowns at halftime and could not get the ball in the endzone in the second half until six seconds remained as they fell to Nebraska 28-14. Cyclone Coach Dan McCarney credited 22nd ranked Huskers for outplaying his team
McCarney says Nebraska is a fine team that’s well-coached and made more plays than his team, as he says the Cyclones had opportunities but did not capitalize.
Iowa State’s defense forced Nebraska’s offense to give up the ball several times, but the Cyclone offense stalled in the face of heavy blitzes by Nebraska. McCarney says at times the defense played as well as it has played all season. The Cyclones had several near misses, including a pass to Austin Flynn in the end zone that the official ruled was not a good catch.
McCarney says the official told him Flynn did not have control of the ball before going out of bounds. Iowa State falls to 3-3 on the season, while Nebraska moves to 5-1 and 2-0 in the Big 12. The Cyclones travel to Oklahoma next week