The Ottumwa Courier


October 3, 2013

Iowa State falls to Texas in final minute


The touchdown seemed to light a fire under the Cyclone defense, which forced the Longhorns to kick the ball back to Iowa State after three plays. At this point, the pendulum had completely shifted to Iowa State's side. Richardson connected with Justin Coleman for a couple of completions that put Iowa State within field goal range. Then, Netten gave Iowa State its first lead of the game by booting a 41-yard field goal with less than a minute left in the half.

The Longhorns managed to advance the ball to midfield, but it looked like they would run out of time. But, in the last play of the half, Case McCoy launched a 44-yard Hail Mary that John Harris pulled down in the end zone to give Texas a 17-13 lead at the half.

The Cyclones recaptured the lead in the third when Richardson hit Quenton Bundrage cutting across the middle of the field and the Cyclone receiver took it 97 yards for a touchdown. The touchdown was the longest pass play in Iowa State history and the longest play in the history of Jack Trice Stadium. Netten kicked the extra point to give Iowa State a 20-17 lead. Texas used an admixture of pass interference calls and a flurry of solid runs by Joe Bergeron to take back the lead. The offensive series was punctuated by a 6-yard touchdown run by Bergeron that gave the Longhorns a 24-20 lead.

The Cyclones answered Texas' touchdown early in the fourth. Iowa State began its scoring drive with great field position after Jared Brackens recovered a Bergeron fumble on the Longhorns' 37-yard line. A few plays later, a determined Weberly bolted through a hole and dashed 24 yards far a touchdown, running through a pair of Texas defenders right before he reached the end zone. The strong run provided Iowa State with a 27-24 lead.

Text Only
  • State Baseball Tournament TuesdayClass 3A QuarterfinalsDallas Center-Grimes 3, No. 5 Fairfield 0 (9) ThursdayClass 1A SemifinalsNo. 1 Twin Cedars (34-0) vs. No. 5 Gehlen Catholic (30-3), 2 p.m. (104.9 FM KBOE)

    July 31, 2014

  • 0731 OTT Sports Kassidi Henderson mug Three Bulldogs make all-state OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa softball team had three of its players named to a Class 5A All-State team by Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.Bulldog second baseman Ashlyn Thompson and Kassidi Henderson were voted to the all-state second team and Alexis W

    July 30, 2014 3 Photos

  • Prep Softball All-State Team Class 1A 1st Team All State Name School Grade Kayla Tindall Akron-Westfield 12 Dana Hedlund Akron-Westfield 12 Renee Maneman Newelll Fonda 12 Rachel Smith Exira/EHK

    July 30, 2014

  • 0731 OTT Sports Austin Gridley Fairfield baseball photo Oh So Close! DES MOINES — Becoming the first Fairfield pitcher to start a state tournament game in 35 years didn’t seem to faze Trojan senior pitcher Joseph Hietpas. In fact, taking the mound at Principal Park in Des Moines seemed to only help Hietpas as he made

    July 30, 2014 4 Photos

  • Cedar Creek Ladies battle for low net score OTTUMWA — The Cedar Creek Ladies played "event low net score" on Tuesday. The medalist for the day was Carole Meredith while Patti Meyer and Ann Allison tied for low putts. In Flight A, Margo Sears finished in first place while Meredith finished seco

    July 30, 2014

  • 0731 OTT Sports Twin Cedars baseball photo 2 Twin Cedars just two wins from perfection DES MOINES — The 33 wins in 33 games to get to state was nice. So was the 34th-straight win, earned Saturday over Underwood in the Class 1A State Baseball Quarterfinals. But as he walked through the stands with his team at Principal Park following th

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0731 OTT Sports Bill Huisman photo Huisman wraps up successful 38-year career at Centerville FAIRFIELD — Sometime later this summer, Bill Huisman will look back on his 38 seasons as Centerville head baseball coach with a big smile. In the immediate aftermath of what proved to be his final game as Big Reds head coach, however, all Huisman wan

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0731 OTT Sports Ottumwa Little League photo Ottumwa Little League team ends terrific season OTTUMWA — Chris Becker doesn't think it's sunk in yet. Becker, the coach of the Ottumwa 9-10 Midwest All Stars, said his players have yet to fully grasp the depths of what they've accomplished this season. With time, however, he thinks they will und

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • On Tap Thursday Prep Baseball Class 1A State Semifinals Twin Cedars vs. LeMars Gehlen at Des Moines (Principal Park), 2 p.m.

    July 30, 2014

  • 0730 OTT Sports Ottumwa Babe Ruth 14 All Stars Ottumwa Babe Ruth team dominates at state OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa 14 Babe Ruth All-Stars team bore a striking resemblance to absolute domination at the state tournament in Ottumwa this season."The longest game we had was six innings," Conner Sheehan said. "We still 10-run ruled that team it ju

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

Sports photo reprints