I’ll write them again, because Iowa State’s wonderful tailback is that deserving for what he did against one of the nation’s stingiest college football teams against the rush.
The dandy sophomore rushed 36 yards to 16th-ranked Oklahoma’s 8-yard line during a 30-all game and with 5½ minutes or so remaining. On the next play, he ran almost untouched into the end zone.
Again, he did it against a team that had allowed opponents to rush for just 60 yards a game. And to make it even better, he did this in leading Iowa Sate to a rousing 37-30 victory, but there’s more.
It was Iowa State’s first home victory against Oklahoma since 1960. That’s right. Since 1960, the Cyclones had lost in Ames against Sooners teams that featured one Heisman Trophy winner after another.