Recap - Cyclones Defeat Northern Iowa 20-19

Recap - Cyclones Defeat Northern Iowa 20-19

Iowa State earned a 20-19 victory over Northern Iowa on Saturday in Week 1 action at Jack Trice Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Cyclones were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 7. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 44.5.

Steele Jantz completed 18 of 40 pass attempts for 187 yards for the Cyclones in the win. He was picked off 3 times by the Panthers defense.

Tirrell Rennie rushed for 127 yards for Northern Iowa, while Carlos Anderson added 41 yards. Tirrell Rennie threw for 181 yards for the Panthers, while receivers David Johnson and Terrell Sinkfield had 83 and 30 yards respectively.

Northern Iowa outgained Iowa State 385-328 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 21-20 by the Panthers.

Iowa State lost the time of possession battle 35:16/24:44, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.