Cyclones Lead Jayhawks at Halftime, 10-7

Nov. 5, 2011

AMES, IOWA – Kansas trails Iowa State, 10-7 at the intermission on a cool, windy afternoon at Jack Trice Stadium. The Jayhawks lone score came off a first quarter D.J. Beshears rush play, while the Cyclones found the end zone on an 18-yard Aaron Horne rush and added a Zach Guyer 32-yard field goal to give Iowa State the advantage at the half.

The Jayhawk offense was sharp in the opening period, racking up 146 yards on the ground with four Kansas rushers collecting 20 yards or more on 22 total attempts. Despite windy conditions, sophomore quarterback Jordan Webb threw for 82 yards on 7-of-12 attempts, hitting junior wide receiver Kale Pick three times for 35 yards. The KU offense also ate up 16:12 of the first half clock, compared to ISU’s 13:48.

The KU defense came up big in the first 30 minutes, forcing three fumbles, one of which was turnover and five tackles-for-loss, including a key Malcolm Walker sack with 24 seconds left in the half that impeded an Iowa State drive.