It was Jared Barnett to the rescue yet again for Iowa State. This is the second straight season Barnett has started in relief of Steele Jantz and delivered in his first start of the season.
In 2011, Barnett got his first start at 20th ranked Texas Tech, when Barnett led Iowa State to a 47-7 blowout. The redshirt freshman followed that up with a win over Kansas and the big one over number 2 Oklahoma State. Barnett's only two Big 12 losses came in a 26-6 setback at number 9 Oklahoma. And then a near upset in Manhattan against number 8 Kansas State.