“They’ve played very well, the numbers speak for themselves. As you would imagine, there was tons of food and beer on hand. Amy Letourneau recorded the win, throwing five innings. The winner in this game will be the Texas A&M Aggies.
As an active college football fan, I have attended games at dozens of locations throughout the country. I compiled the high points and low points of my trips and put them into a series of articles for your viewing pleasure.
It was clear this season in both Iowa City and Ames that the future of the programs was not now. The future was most certainly just that — the future.
In 2009 the Iowa State basketball offense ranked 73rd in college football in total yards, averaging 364.7 per game, the passing game was not that efficient, the Cyclones threw for less than 185 yards per contest, that ranked 94th in the FBS, the Iowa State rushing attack was pretty good, averaging 179.8 yards per contest, that ranked 36th in the nation and the unit scored just over 20 points per game.
Iowa State also shot the three-ball incredibly well last season, draining 275 (8.6 every game) of their shots from beyond the arc. That was sufficient to pace the conference and rank 13th around the country.
A letter written by Jack Trice to himself on the eve of the Minnesota game was found in his coat pocket on the day of his funeral. The contents of that letter were divulged before the 4,000 mourners, and include one of the most amazing quotes ever by an athlete.
The young runner bears a strong resemblance to former Sooners star Quentin Griffin. In his first three carries as a Sooner, he ran for 35 yards, showing blazing speed and quick cuts. Following the game, the Sooners might believe they have found their star running back for 2011.
Letourneau took the loss for Northwestern to fall to 13-9. She allowed eight runs on eight hits in three and a third. Meghan Lamberth surrendered four runs on seven hits in three and two-thirds of relief.