Iowa St. 33, Oklahoma St. 26 -- Final

Friday, October 13th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Iowa State (5-1) at Oklahoma State (2-4)
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) _ A little-used receiver, a freshman running back and punter-turned-placekicker helped Iowa State beat Oklahoma State. Oh, and the defense did its part, too.

The Cyclones got a 33-yard touchdown catch by Lane Danielsen _ his only catch of the night and third of the season _ with 18 seconds remaining to win 33-26 Saturday night.

``Great throw, great protection, outstanding play,'' Iowa State coach Dan McCarney said. ``Those are the kind of plays you need to make if you want to turn a program around.''

Danielsen's catch came after Iowa State (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) had come up with its third turnover in the final 18 minutes _ all three of which led to points.

Michael Wagner, playing in place of Big 12 rushing leader Ennis Haywood, had 170 yards on 26 carries and scored three times. And Carl Gomez, a senior punter who hadn't kicked a field goal in a game since high school, hit two fourth-quarter field goals.

Iowa State has won three straight on the road for the first time since 1978, which was the last time the Cyclones went to a bowl game. The 5-1 start is the Cyclones' best since 1980 when they started the same way.

The loss was the fourth straight for Oklahoma State (2-4, 0-3), which got a good performance from freshman Aso Pogi in his first start at quarterback in place of injured Tony Lindsay.

Pogi was 26 of 45 for an OSU freshman-record 328 yards and two touchdowns, and he scored once on the ground. But he also threw an interception that set up Iowa State's final drive.

On the play before the interception, Pogi had hit Jamaal Fobbs for a 47-yard gain to the ISU 39. But a penalty for excessive celebration pushed the Cowboys back 15 yards.

``I thought our next step was just to move it into field goal range,'' coach Bob Simmons said. ``The official said he threw the ball way up in the air. That's his call.''

Gomez had field goals of 34 and 20 yards in the fourth quarter to put the Cyclones ahead 26-23. Gomez took over after Mike McKnight had an extra point blocked and missed a field goal in the first half.

``This is the best feeling in the whole world,'' Gomez said.

Oklahoma State tied the score on a 34-yard field goal by Seth Condley with 2:41 remaining.

Iowa State's final drive started at its 39 with 1:17 remaining after an interception by Atif Austin. Sage Rosenfels scrambled for a first down on third-and-10, then hit Craig Campbell on a 12-yard completion.

On third-and-4 from the 33, Rosenfels hit Danielsen on a slant pattern. Danielsen caught the ball in stride in front of cornerback Michael Cooper and sprinted untouched to the end zone.

``The effort is positive, but this team is tired of taking positives, and so am I,'' Simmons said. ``The bottom line is putting a game together and finishing off and winning the ball game.''

Pogi's 6-yard TD run in the third quarter gave the Cowboys a 23-20 lead. Then he fumbled while being sacked late in the quarter, and the Cyclones drove to the OSU 3-yard line before Gomez hit from 20 yards away to tie the score.

The Cowboys' next possession ended when T.D. Bryant caught a pass and turned upfield, and the ball popped out of his hands into the arms of cornerback Jamarcus Powers.

Completions of 16 and 22 yards by Rosenfels helped move the Cyclones inside the 20, and Gomez made a 34-yard field goal for a 26-23 lead.

Wagner took advantage of misdirection plays to slice through the defense and gain 100 yards by halftime. He scored on a 2-yard run to cap the Cyclones' opening drive, and scored again on a 5-yard run early in the second quarter that tied the score at 13. His third TD came on a 13-yard reception in the third.

Quarter 1st2nd 3rd4thFinal
Iowa State6771333

TeamScore TimeSummaryRunning Score
Iowa St.11:55 1stQMichael Wagner 2 yd run(kick failed)Iowa St. 6-0
OSU3:57 1stQGabe Lindsay 9 yd rec from Aso Pogi(kick good)OSU 7-6
OSU1:04 1stQMarcellus Rivers 25 yd rec from Pogi(kick failed)OSU 13-6
Iowa St.12:42 2ndWagner 5 yd run(kick good)Tied 13-13
OSU:14 2ndQSeth Condley 35 yd FGOSU 16-13
Iowa St.12:38 3rdQWagner 13 yd rec from Sage Rosenfels(kick good)Iowa St. 20-16
OSU9:32 3rdQPogi 6 yd run(kick good)OSU 23-2
Iowa State12:30 4thQCarl Gomez 20 yd FGTied 23-23
Iowa State8:15 4thQCarl Gomez 34 yd FGIowa St. 26-23
OSU2:40 4thQCondley 34 yd FGTied 26-26
Iowa St.:18 4thQLance Donaldson 34 yd rec from Rosenfels(kick good)Iowa St. 33-26


RUSHING_Iowa St., Wagner 26-170, Rosenfels 7-40, Rutland 5-5, Moses 2-(minus 5). Oklahoma St., Bell 9-43, White 11-40, Pogi 13-36, Burrough 3-13, Team 1-0.

PASSING_Iowa St., Rosenfels 19-38-1-290. Oklahoma St., Pogi 26-45-1-328, Team 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING_Iowa St., Campbell 5-77,es 4-57, Anthony 4-39, Danielsen 1-33, Wagner 1-13. Oklahoma St., Lindsay 8-58, Fobbs 4-70, Bryant 4-64, Woods 4-63, Rivers 3-48, Bell 2-12, Burrough 1-13.