Cyclones vs Leathernecks Final: 37-3 - Recap
The battle between the Cyclones and Leathernecks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Western Illinois was handed a 37-3 defeat on Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium.
Steele Jantz completed 19 of 26 pass attempts for 209 yards for the Cyclones in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Leathernecks defense.
Nikko Watson rushed for 76 yards for Western Illinois, while Caulton Ray added 16 yards. Josh Hudson threw for 73 yards for the Leathernecks, while receivers Justin Morgan and Charles Chestnut had 32 and 30 yards respectively.
Iowa State outgained Western Illinois 504-178 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 27-8 by the Cyclones.
The time of possession battle favored Western Illinois as their offense was on the field for 31:28, longer than the 28:32 of their opponents.