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Mario Chothen October 16, 2018

Week 7 in College Football was a wild one! This past weekend 7 of the top 25 teams were beaten and upset in what was the best weekend of College Football this year. The biggest upset came on a cold Saturday night, the setting Jack Trice Stadium. Undefeated #6 West Virginia versus the 2-3 Iowa State Cyclones who just last week upset #25 Oklahoma State at home. Iowa State lives to play spoiler to their higher ranked Big 12 foes. The Clones are 3-1 in games against Big 12 opponents ranked in the top 10 the past 2 years(#3 Oklahoma,#4 TCU,#6 West Va).

Iowa State’s defense held the Mountaineers to 152 yards overall and zero points in the second half while recording 7 sacks and forcing an interception. Heisman hopeful Will Grier had his worst game on the season throwing for 100 yards on 11 off 15 passing. Defensive backs Greg Eisworth and Braxton Lewis led the Cyclones in tackles with 8 each and DE JaQuan Bailey added 2 sacks with 2 tackles for loss.

West Virginia was out gained by 346 yards with ISU Freshman QB Brock Purdy threw for 254 yards and three TDs while, Junior RB David Montgomery had a career-high 189 on the ground and a touchdown. WR Hakeem Butler had 6 receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown. Iowa State put together a complete game at all 3 levels and executed the game plan beautifully. The Clones were more physical at the line of scrimmage and at the point of attack, and broke the spirit of a team that was supposed to walk all over us. To be blunt we hit the “bully” West Virginia in the mouth hard and they didn’t want to fight back. Iowa State heads into their bye week 3-3 on a 2 game win streak, while West Virginia will host Baylor October 25th

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