Iowa State Cyclones

Watch: Iowa State uses trick play to score first TD of Cy-Hawk game

Deshaunte Jones and La'Michael Pettway connect for 51-yard TD

Cy the Cardinal enters the stadium at a college football game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.  (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
Cy the Cardinal enters the stadium at a college football game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

After a 7 1/2-minute Iowa field goal drive and a 49-minute weather delay, Iowa State needed a spark in the first quarter of the Cy-Hawk game Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium.

The Cyclones used some trickery to get it.

After picking up 23 yards on three plays, Brock Purdy threw a backward pass to Deshaunte Jones on first down. The Iowa secondary collapsed, leaving La’Michael Pettway wide open down the sideline for a 51-yard touchdown.

That put the Cyclones up 7-3 with 5:44 left in the opening frame.

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