MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia entered the month of December with a pair of alternatives to make emphatic statements in regards to the path of their program in opposition to the 2 doubtless opponents within the Huge 12 Championship recreation.
On Saturday, Iowa State confirmed there’s clear separation from the league’s elite and the Mountaineers. The No. 12 Cyclones dominated West Virginia for sixty minutes, defeating the Mountaineers 42-6 at Jack Trice Stadium.
West Virginia was overmatched in all phases of the sport. They had been outgained by the Cyclones 483-263. WVU was held to simply 54 speeding yards, marking the fourth time this season they’ve been held underneath 100 speeding yards on the highway.
Iowa State opened up the scoring on their first possession of the sport. The Huge 12’s main rusher Breece Corridor discovered the top zone from 23 yards out, one play after the Cyclones transformed on a fourth-and-3 play from the WVU 28-yard line. The drive coated 80 yards on 10 performs. Corridor’s rating was the primary speeding landing allowed by the Mountaineers because the Texas Tech recreation on Oct. 24. Corridor toted the ball 22 occasions for 97 yards.
The Cyclones (8-2, 8-1 Huge 12) outgained the Mountaineers 126-49 within the first quarter.
Iowa State doubled their lead lower than a minute into the second quarter when Brock Purdy scampered 10 yards for a landing, extending ISU’s result in 14-0. Purdy was practically good for the Cyclones. He accomplished 20-of-23 passes for 247 yards with 3 touchdowns and no interceptions.
West Virginia (5-4, 5-3 Huge 12) answered with a 16-play, 49-yard drive that entered the ISU crimson zone however stalled out. A false begin penalty on Parker Moorer and an unlawful ahead move penalty on Jarret Doege preceded a missed 41-yard discipline aim try by Casey Legg.
On their third possession of the half, ISU discovered the top zone a 3rd time. The Cyclones coated 76 yards on a dozen performs and the drive was capped when Purdy hit Landen Akers ultimately zone from two years out. Iowa State led 21-0 on the break.
West Virginia drove to the Iowa State 27-yard line on their second possession of the third quarter. However T.J. Simmons dropped a move on fourth down and the Cyclones promptly went 73 yards in 1:40. The drive ended when Purdy hit Charlie Kolar ultimately zone with a 16-yard landing toss, extending the ISU result in 28-0.
With six seconds left within the third quarter, Kene Nwangwu broke off a 47-yard scoring run to provide the Cyclones a 35-0 lead on the finish of the third quarter.
West Virginia broke the shutout when Tyler Sumpter cut up the uprights on a 32-yard discipline aim with 12:00 left within the recreation. He later linked on a 36-yarder, making the ultimate rating 42-6.
Doege accomplished 21-of-41 passes for 209 yards. Leddie Brown, the Huge 12’s second-leading rusher was held to 48 yards on 14 carries.
The Cyclones formally clinched a spot within the Huge 12 Championship recreation minutes after they took the sector in opposition to the Mountaineers. TCU’s 29-22 win over Oklahoma State secured a berth for ISU.
The Mountaineers stay winless in 4 tries on the highway this season after profitable three Huge 12 video games away from residence final season. The Cyclones have gained three consecutive video games in opposition to West Virginia, outscoring the Mountaineers 110-34 with Purdy beginning at quarterback in all three of these contests.
West Virginia will shut out the common at Milan Puskar Stadium subsequent Saturday in opposition to Oklahoma (6-2, 5-2 Huge 12). The kickoff time and tv designation might be introduced late Saturday night or Sunday.