Iowa State holds on for win over Memphis in Liberty Bowl

Kansas drops one to Iowa State in overtime

The Sooners (5-7, 0-1 Big 12) head to Iowa State in search of their first Big 12 win this season. The Cyclones won at No. 2 Oklahoma and at home against No. 13 TCU this season. Jonathan Cook recovered in the end zone for a touchback with 4:06 left. The play was called a fumble on the field and after review, the play stood as called.

Memphis (10-3) drove to the Iowa State 40 on its next possession but lost the ball on downs when Riley Ferguson overthrew Phil Mayhue on fourth-and-10 with 1:52 remaining. "And we normally don't open for lunch except Friday and Saturday, but we did open for lunch today (Thursday), and we've got Iowa State people". He's a playmaker. Hakeem Butler, Trever Ryan and Marchie Murdock can each disrupt defenses and quarterback Kyle Kempt is good enough to get all of these guys the ball, especially against a sub-par Tiger secondary.

Kennedy-Hopotae netted the next four points for the Cyclones with a layup and a pair of baskets from the charity stripe to give Iowa State a 25-20 lead.

Lazard ended up with 142 yards receiving in his final college game and was named the Liberty Bowl's most valuable player.

Kansas State's laundry list of accomplishments includes a 10-2 record headed into Big 12 play - but now in his sixth season with the Wildcats, head coach Bruce Weber's to-do list is still missing a checkmark.

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In a game that was decided by little mistakes, the Cyclones held the Tigers to only 339 total yards of offense. Other receivers with 10 catches in a Liberty Bowl were Louisville's Deion Branch in 2000 and Arkansas' Bobby Joe Edmonds in 1984.

"We're really excited. This game is a multi-multi-million dollar event for the city", said Kevin Kane, President and CEO of the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Iowa State fan Nathan Monford traveled from Cincinnati, Ohio with family members to cheer on his team and see a bit of Memphis.

Ferguson completed his collegiate career with an effective 21-of-33 passing for 256 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions, but he was sacked six times. Kempt connected on 15-of-26 passes for 195 yards and a touchdown in the half.

"Iowa State was here four or five years ago and they were great". The Tigers captured the AAC West division to clinch a rematch with UCF in the AAC title game. J.D. Waggoner and JaQuon Bailey recorded two sacks each for the Cyclones. "I'm on fire for my University of Memphis Tigers". While that's obviously a checkmark on the Memphis side of the ledger, Iowa State has a much larger advantage on the defensive side of the ball.

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The Cyclones average 390 yards per game.

Iowa State's Joel Lanning (7) thrived after switching from quarterback to linebacker this season.

"We've had some experience, and that's what you want to go through", Weber said.

Iowa State is 1-2-1 ATS at home with 2 overs and 2 unders.

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