Iowa State falls in Pinstripe Bowl
12/31/2011 12:00 AM
12/31/2011 8:32 AM
Chas Dodd hit Brandon Coleman for an 86-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter and Jawan Jamison ran for two scores to lead Rutgers over Iowa State 27-13 in the Pinstripe Bowl on Friday in New York.
The Scarlet Knights (9-4) ran their bowl winning streak to five and improved to 2-0 this season at Yankee Stadium, where they beat Army last month. Rutgers, which played in one bowl game before 2005, is 5-1 in the postseason under coach Greg Schiano.
The Cyclones (6-7) finished the season on a three-game losing streak, their last win coming on Nov. 18 in Ames, Iowa, when they pulled off the biggest upset of the season against Oklahoma State.
That night Jared Barnett threw for 376 yards. In this game, Steele Jantz relieved Barnett in the second quarter and helped pull the Cyclones within 20-13 in the fourth on Jeff Woody's 20-yard touchdown run with 10:00 left.
After an exchange of punts left Rutgers deep in its own end, Dodd went deep to Coleman. The 6-foot-6 redshirt freshman went over 5-7 cornerback Jeremy Reeves, then outran the corner to the end zone to make it 27-13 with 5:47 left.
It was Coleman's only catch, but it turned out to be the play of the game.
Jamison, another redshirt freshman giving Rutgers fans hope for more bowls to come, finished with 134 yards on 27 carries.
The Scarlet Knights missed the postseason last year for the first time since 2004, but rebounded this season to challenge for the Big East title behind a defense that came in ranked 14th in the nation.
There was also some inspiration from a fallen former teammate.
Eric LeGrand, who was left paralyzed from the shoulders down making a tackle during a game in 2010, went to all the Rutgers home games, worked on the radio broadcasts and was with the team in New York all week leading up to the bowl.
After the game, as the Scarlet Knights accepted the trophy at midfield, Schiano's acceptance speech was short: "Eric! Eric!" he shouted into the microphone, "this one's for you."
Iowa St. 6 0 0 7—13 Rutgers 0 17 0 10—27
ISU—FG Guyer 40, 13:41.
ISU—FG Guyer 46, 7:35.
Rut—Jamison 1 run (Te kick), 12:39.
Rut—FG Te 21, 10:30.
Rut—Jamison 12 run (Te kick), 2:24.
Rut—FG Te 29, 13:21.
ISU—Woody 20 run (Guyer kick), 10:00.
Rut—Coleman 86 pass from Dodd (Te kick), 5:47.
Time of Possession25:2534:35
Rushing—Iowa St., White 9-42, Jantz 6-36, Woody 4-21, Bueker 1-2, Barnett 5-2, Hollis 2-(minus 1), West 1-(minus 2), Lenz 1-(minus 9). Rutgers, Jamison 27-131, Burton 3-30, Dodd 3-12, Martinek 4-4, Shuler 3-0, Team 2-(minus 4).
Passing—Iowa St., Jantz 15-31-2-197, Barnett 2-7-0-23, West 0-1-0-0. Rutgers, Dodd 10-17-0-176, Nova 3-7-0-20.
Receiving—Iowa St., Horne 5-46, Lenz 4-72, Reynolds 2-40, Gary 2-20, West 2-5, Hammerschmidt 1-22, Darks 1-15. Rutgers, Sanu 6-62, Burton 2-5, Coleman 1-86, T.Wright 1-25, Jefferson 1-11, Pratt 1-4, Jamison 1-3.
Armed Forces Bowl — Riley Nelson threw three touchdown passes to Cody Hoffman, the last with 11 seconds left, and BYU beat Tulsa 24-21 in the Armed Forces Bowl at Dallas for another 10-win season.
With no timeouts and the ball at the 2, the Cougars hurried up to the line. Nelson faked a spike that would have stopped the clock and instead threw to Hoffman in the end zone. Hoffman had eight catches for 122 yards.
BYU3 7 7 7—24 Tulsa 7 7 0 7—21
Tlsa—R.Johnson 8 pass from Kinne (Fitzpatrick kick), 9:51.
BYU—FG J.Sorensen 35, :17.
Tlsa—Sears 14 pass from Kinne (Fitzpatrick kick), 8:45.
BYU—Hoffman 17 pass from Nelson (J.Sorensen kick), :12.
BYU—Hoffman 30 pass from Nelson (J.Sorensen kick), 1:41.
Tlsa—Burnham 30 pass from Kinne (Fitzpatrick kick), 10:42.
BYU—Hoffman 2 pass from Nelson (J.Sorensen kick), :11.
Rushing—BYU, Di Luigi 10-38, Kariya 7-27, Quezada 9-24, Nelson 13-16, Apo 1-(minus 11). Tulsa, Watts 10-38, Kinne 13-0,
Douglas 4-(minus 1).
Passing—BYU, Nelson 17-40-2-250. Tulsa, Kinne 17-31-0-214, Sears 1-1-0-21.
Receiving—BYU, Hoffman 8-122, Jacobson 2-44, M.Mathews 2-34, Falslev 2-31, Di Luigi 2-15, Kariya 1-4. Tulsa, Burnham 4-113, James 4-36, R.Johnson 3-35, Sears 2-31, Watts 2-12, Douglas 2-5, Largen 1-3.
Music City Bowl — Vick Ballard ran for a career-high 180 yards and two touchdowns to lead Mississippi State over Wake Forest 23-17 in the Music City Bowl at Nashville, Tenn. —the Bulldogs' fifth straight bowl victory and second consecutive under coach Dan Mullen.
Ballard's TDs were the longest in the Bulldogs' 14 bowl games. Mississippi State overcame four turnovers thanks to six sacks — its highest total since piling up seven in a win over Florida in 2000.
Mississippi St. 7 9 0 7—23 Wake Forest 7 0 7 3—17
Wake—Pendergrass 14 run (Newman kick), 4:24.
MSSt—Ballard 60 run (DePasquale kick), 3:04.
MSSt—Clark 31 pass from Relf (kick failed), 12:41.
MSSt—FG DePasquale 33, 5:44.
Wake—Bohanon 1 run (Newman kick), 11:00.
MSSt—Ballard 72 run (DePasquale kick), 12:53.
Wake—FG Newman 46, 3:27.
Rushing—Mississippi St., Ballard 14-180, Relf 15-64, Perkins 6-15, Team 2-(minus 2), Bumphis 2-(minus 4). Wake Forest, Pendergrass 24-73, Reynolds 2-8, Givens 2-6, Bohanon 1-1, Team 1-(minus 1), Price 8-(minus 24).
Passing—Mississippi St., Relf 12-19-2-129, Team 0-1-0-0. Wake Forest, Price 24-46-0-214, Davis 1-1-0-9, Wulfeck 1-1-0-1.
Receiving—Mississippi St., C.Smith 5-47, Clark 2-38, Ballard 2-9, M.Johnson 1-37, Perkins 1-1, Bumphis 1-(minus 3). Wake Forest, Campanaro 10-128, Givens 9-54, Pendergrass 2-19, Parker 2-9, Price 1-9, Dembry 1-4, Bush 1-1.
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