Fourth quarter TD gives Cougars Alamo Bowl win, defeats Cyclones

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The No. 13 Washington State Cougars defeated the No. 24 Iowa State Cyclones on Friday night. The Cougars won 28-26 in the Valero Alamo Bowl in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

The Cougars improved to 11-2 on the season. They end the season on a one-game win streak.

Washington State have an 8-7 record all-time in Bowl games. This win snapped their two-game losing streak.

The Cyclones fell to 8-5 on the season. The loss snapped their two-game win streak.

Iowa State fell to 4-10 all-time in Bowl games. They now have a one-game Bowl losing streak.

Cougars quarterback Gardner Minshew went 35 of 49 for 299 yards. He had two touchdowns.

Minshew had six carries for 16 yards and a touchdown. Max Borghi had five carries for 13 yards and a touchdown.

Patmon had six receptions for 76 yards and a touchdown. James Williams had seven receptions for 53 yards. Easop Winston had four receptions for 43 yards. Davontavean Martin had four receptions for 35 yards. Renard Bell had a 22-yard touchdown reception.

Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy went 18 of 27 for 315 yards. He also had two interceptions.

David Montgomery had 26 carries for 124 yards and a touchdown. Purdy had 10 carries had 46 yards and two touchdowns.

Hakeem Butler had nine receptions for 192 yards. Montgomery had four receptions for 55 yards. Chase Allen had a 28-yard reception.

Washington State had seven points in the second half. Borghi scored on a 10-yard rushing touchdown.

Iowa State had 16 points in the second half. Montgomery scored on an eight-yard rushing touchdown.

Purdy scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown. Following the touchdown, the two-point conversion pass attempt failed.

Connor Assalley also made a 23-yard field goal.

The Cougars had a 21-10 lead at halftime. Minshew hit Bell for a 22-yard touchdown reception. Minshew scored on a seven-yard rushing touchdown.

Minshew hit Patmon for a nine-yard touchdown reception.

Cyclones’ Purdy scored on a nine-yard rushing touchdown. Assalley made a 50-yard field goal.

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