Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Hall is the catalyst for Iowa State’s 48-14 romp on TCU

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Bryce Hall hurled 242 yards and scored four touchdowns Friday night in her final game at Jack Trice Stadium, giving Iowa State a 48-14 win over Texas Christians and a consecutive NCAA FBS record installed. Game with fast touchdowns.

Hall went for 39 yards to score in the second quarter, giving him 24 games in a row, including at least one rushing touchdown. He shared the record with Bill Burnett, who scored a fast TD in 23 straight games for Arkansas (1968–70).

Hall, a junior who could be a high pick in next spring’s NFL Draft, is the Cyclones all-time career scoring leader with 336 points and 56 touchdowns.

He highlighted his dominance against TCU with an 80-yard touchdown run in the third quarter on Friday, leading Iowa State (7-5, 5-4 Big 12) 34-7.

His fourth touchdown came in a run of 4 yards in the fourth quarter. Hall carried the ball 18 times (on average 13.4 yards per rush) and caught two passes for 39 yards and one touchdown.

TCU (5-7, 3-6) gave up a total of 279 rushing yards.

Cyclones coach Matt Campbell shed some tears during a pregame tribute for the 23 seniors, and that sentiment seemed to help Iowa State take an early lead.

After driving for a field goal in the early possession of the game, the Cyclones went 10-0 up when Jirehl Brock ran 40 yards for a touchdown.

Hall’s record-setting touchdown widened the margin to 17-0 in the second quarter with 3:35 remaining.

Blair Conwright was pulled within TCU 17-7 with 1:33 before the break on Max Dugan’s 47-yard touchdown pass.

Hall’s second touchdown came on a 22-yard pass from Brock Purdy at the start of the third quarter, giving the Cyclones a 24-7 advantage.

The Iowa State special teams set up that score with a blocked punt.

Defense twice intercepted TCU in fourth and short positions.


TCU: Jerry Kiel’s time as the Horned Frogs’ interim coach following the departure of Gary Patterson has left open the possibility that he may want to continue as head coach. Kill held a 29–29 record in Minnesota from 2011–15 before stepping down for health reasons. He is mentioned as a candidate in the state of New Mexico.

Iowa State: Cyclones defensive end Will McDonald set a school record in the third quarter on Saturday when he was credited with a sack, giving him 11.5 on the season. McDonald’s last season scored a trailing 10.5.

election effect

Iowa State started the season at No. 7, but dropped out of the top 25 after a 2–2 start. The cyclone briefly reappeared at number 22 after toppling Oklahoma State. They would need a win in their bowl game to have any chance of climbing back up the rankings.


TCU: Is Sonny Dykes the next coach of Horned Frogs? Many media sources have pegged Dykes as the man to replace Gary Patterson, the school’s most winning coach in history, who was sacked midseason.

Iowa State: Cyclones wait to locate the destination of their bowl. There are many speculations on the Texas Bowl to be played in Houston.


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