Liberty Bowl: Tulsa vs. Iowa State
BY Staff Reports
Monday, December 03, 2012
12/03/12 at 4:37 AM
Related Story: Tulsa to face Iowa State again in Liberty Bowl
2:30 p.m., Dec. 31
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tenn.
Radio: KRMG-102.3/740, KITO-96.1, KRIG-104.9, KUSH-1600, KOKL-1240
Tickets: Tickets are $55 and available at tulsaworld.com/tusports and libertybowl.org. For more information, call 918-631-4688.
IOWA STATE CYCLONES
Season record: 6-6, 3-6 in Big 12
Coach: Paul Rhoads (24-26, fourth season)
Best win: Entering its first home game as a member of the Big 12, TCU had a 12-game win streak - the longest among Football Bowl Subdivision teams. Iowa State upset the Horned Frogs 37-23. For the first time in program history, the Cyclones had beaten a ranked team in three consecutive seasons (Texas in 2010, Oklahoma State in 2011, TCU in 2012).
Worst loss: In their Sept. 12 Big 12 opener at Ames, the Cyclones mustered only 189 total yards in a 24-13 loss to Texas Tech. Iowa State was doomed by two fourth-quarter turnovers.
QB Sam B. Richardson: After alternating Steele Jantz and Jared Barnett at quarterback, coach Paul Rhoads turned to redshirt freshman Sam B. Richardson. Against Kansas, Richardson was 23-of-27 passing for 250 yards and four TDs. His efficiency dropped against West Virginia (13-of-31), but Richardson passed for three touchdowns.
LB A.J. Klein: A 248-pound senior and the 2011 Big 12 co-defensive player of the year, Klein has recorded 98 tackles this season. Against TU on opening day, he had seven tackles.
RB Shontrelle Johnson: During the Cyclones' Sept. 1 victory over Tulsa, Johnson rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown. He finished the regular season with 504 yards.
Sept. 1: Iowa State 38, Tulsa 23 (at Ames, Iowa)
Sept. 8: Iowa State 9, Iowa 6 (at Iowa City)
Sept. 15: Iowa State 37, Western Illinois 3 (at Ames, Iowa)
Sept. 29: Texas Tech 24, Iowa State 13 (at Ames, Iowa)
Oct. 6: Iowa State 37, TCU 23 (at Fort Worth, Texas)
Oct. 13: Kansas State 27, Iowa State 21 (at Ames, Iowa)
Oct. 20: Oklahoma State 31, Iowa State 10 (at Stillwater)
Oct. 27: Iowa State 35, Baylor 21 (at Ames, Iowa)
Nov. 3: Oklahoma 35, Iowa State 20 (at Ames, Iowa)
Nov. 10: Texas 33, Iowa State 7 (at Austin)
Nov. 17: Iowa State 51, Kansas 23 (at Lawrence, Kan.)
Nov. 23: West Virginia 31, Iowa State 24 (at Ames, Iowa)
TU's Lowell Rose tackles Iowa State's Shontrelle Johnson on Sept. 1. TOM GILBERT / Tulsa World file