AMES, IA – NOVEMBER 19: Defensive lineman Demond Tucker #97 of the Iowa State Cyclones celebrates with his teammates after they defeated the Texas Tech Red Raiders 66-10 at Jack Trice Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Ames, Iowa. The Iowa State Cyclones won 66-10 over the Texas Tech Red Raiders. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)It has been an eventful day in Ames, Iowa. The college town hosted College GameDay for the first time, ahead of Iowa State’s rivalry game against Iowa.That game is threatening to really drag out. The game has now been delayed multiple times, due to inclement weather in the area.It’s really nasty out there right now, and most of Jack Trice Stadium has emptied out. The Cyclone students stayed put though…for at least a bit.Storm is right over us now in Ames. I’d bet we’re still an hour away from resuming. Iowa State’s student section isn’t bailing. pic.twitter.com/suApdL03ru— Max Olson (@max_olson) September 14, 2019 After a while, the denizens of the Iowa State student section got restless, and did what you do when you’re in college and pumped full of college football-borne adrenaline, and the stadium security clears out: you run onto the field.So the Iowa State student section rushed the field after most of the security had gone inside…There’s some standing water on the field but the sun is coming back out. pic.twitter.com/fRl0DAbWV4— Cole Bair (@realColeBair) September 14, 2019And now students have stormed the field pic.twitter.com/sVf1nyxAdK— Travis Hines (@TravisHines21) September 14, 2019We’re nowhere near a conclusion to this game, whenever the students get back into the stands and the teams come back onto the field.There are over 13 minutes remaining in the second quarter, and Iowa State has an early (read: the game kicked off over three hours ago) 7-3 lead.Iowa opened the scoring on the first drive of the game, with a 15-play opening drive that resulted in a 25-yard field goal for Keith Duncan. Iowa State answered quickly, with a five-play, 86-yard drive that took less than two minutes.After a few nice passes by Cyclones’ star quarterback Brock Purdy, La’Michael Pettway exploded for a 51-yard touchdown run to put ISU up 7-3.The two teams traded a few punts, and that is where we stand. Hopefully the battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy will get back underway tonight. Otherwise, it may wait until later in the season, if they have to call things tonight.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Asia Durr has always been known as a scorer. Now, Louisville’s top player is finding other ways to beat opponents.The senior guard scored 25 points for the No. 5 Cardinals, who reeled off an 85-68 victory over visiting Nebraska Thursday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. However, she also added a career-high eight assists in the win.“It felt great out there tonight,” said Durr, who made 8-of-17 shots and 4-of-9 3-pointers. “Every time I drove, they would pinch in. So, my teammates were there, and they made some great shots tonight.”Playing a team that has four starters returning from an NCAA Tournament trip last season, the Cardinals (7-0) never really dominated in the first three quarters, but they weren’t really threatened either. After the first quarter, the Huskers (2-4) never got closer than five points to the Cardinals, and that came with 6:30 left in the first half.Louisville finally broke away with a 10-2 run than spanned the final minute of the third quarter and the first 1:38 of the fourth that. Bionca Dunham’s inside jumper made it 68-52 with 8:22 left in the game.The Cardinals led by as many as 24 points in the final period, and it was with Durr dealing. Louisville’s fifth-leading career scorer got five assists in the fourth quarterDurr, a senior guard and national player of the year candidate, didn’t just provide a scoring punch. She added a career-high eight assists before leaving the game with 3:21 left. Five of those came in the final quarter.“She’s really starting to see the floor much better, and I think that’s something she can continue to do for us,” Louisville coach Walz said.Sam Fuehring added 14 points and 10 rebounds for Louisville, while Arica Carter pitched in 12 points.Maddie Simon scored a season-high 16 points to lead the Cornhuskers, who also got a season-high 15 points from Hannah Whitish.BIG PICTURENebraska: Having already played two ranked teams, the Cornhuskers didn’t come into the Yum Center the least bit intimidated. They shot 56 per cent in the first quarter and even led midway through the period. However, it wasn’t enough to overcome their season-high 23 turnovers.“Their defence is very relentless, and so it kind of just wears you down,” Nebraska coach Amy Williams said.Louisville: While the Cardinals defence has been good at forcing turnovers, it has been a little shaky of late in allowing opponents better looks at the rim. After keeping their first four opponents under 40 per cent, the Cardinals have allowed 45.8 per cent in the last three games.While Walz acknowledges there’s room for improvement, he also said there are worse problems to have early in the season.“I’d rather be sitting here trying to get better defensively than trying to figure out how to score,” he said.FAMILIAR FOESThe game was a reunion of sorts as Walz was an assistant at Nebraska 20 years ago when Williams was a Cornhusker. The head coach of that team, Paul Sanderford, sat courtside and then got a chance to meet with his proteges afterward.Walz spoke highly of Williams, who led a 15-win turnaround in just her second season at her alma mater last year en route to a 21-11 campaign.“Amy’s done a fantastic job,” he said. “She does a great job of recruiting to the style she wants to play. I expect them to do well in the Big Ten.”BANNERS UPBefore the game, Louisville unveiled its banner for reaching last season’s Final Four, and in doing so, the school showcased the new, more conspicuous spot for the program’s achievements. The banner, along with ones for the 2009 and 2013 NCAA finalist teams, now stand next to the men’s Final Four and championship banners at the north end of the Yum Center.Previously, they were positioned elsewhere in rafters, but Walz and others contended they were harder to see behind the light banks.UP NEXTNebraska: The Cornhuskers venture to Omaha Sunday for an afternoon contest against Creighton.Louisville: The Cardinals play their third of six straight home games on Sunday when they host Tennessee State.Steve Bittenbender, The Associated Press