AMES, Iowa —
And when the Cyclones finally strung together a number of stops, their offense couldn’t convert.
Quarterback Sam Richardson started the year off strong, with 242 yards passing and two TDs along with a team-high 74 yards rushing. But although Richardson was by far the most productive player for the Cyclones in the opener, they’ll likely need even more out of him in the weeks ahead.
Iowa State was forced to settle for a pair of field goals from inside Northern Iowa’s 20-yard line in the third quarter — when a touchdown on either drive likely would have turned the game around for the Cyclones.