AMES, Iowa - Despite a better effort on both sides of the ball, the Cyclones could not hold off the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Iowa State dropped their 8th conference game of the season Saturday, falling 34-31.
After struggling for much of the first quarter, an EJ Bibbs touchdown put finally put the Cyclones on the board, and helped them to gain some momentum.
A Cole Netten field goal put the Cyclones ahead going into halftime.
Iowa State led by as much as 10 in the 3rd quarter, but a pair of touchdown catches from Red Raider QB Patrick Mahomes to Devin Lauderdale gave Texas Tech a 27-24 lead late in the 3rd.
A great 49 yard catch from Sam Richardson to Tad Ecby kept the Cyclones in it. That set up a 3 yard Aaron Wimberly Touchdown, giving the Cyclones a 31-27 lead.
The lead wouldn't last. Texas Tech's Kenny Williams was untouched as he took a 44 yard catch into the endzone, putting the Red Raiders ahead once again 34-31.
They Cyclones had the opportunity for a game winning drive, but couldn't quite put the pieces together.
Iowa State falls to just 2-8 on the season. Next Saturday, the Cyclones will host West Virginia in their final home game of the season. That game is set to kick off at 11am.