Jantz Named Big 12 Player of Week

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September 12th, 2011 by Jim Field

(AMES) – Iowa State quarterback Steele Jantz is the Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Cyclones on four consecutive touchdown drives, three in overtime to lead Cyclones to a dramatic 44-41 three-overtime win over archrival Iowa Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium.

Jantz made four critical third-down conversions late – including a third-and-15 and third-and-20. He rushed for 2 yards on a fourth-and-1, all on a 59-yard, 12-play drive to tie the game with 1:04 left in regulation. Jantz, in just his second collegiate start, hit on 25-of-37 passes for 279 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions.  He also rushed for 42 yards to compile 321 total yards. Iowa State’s 44 points are its most against Iowa since the teams met for the first time in 1894.  Iowa State’s 473 total yards are Iowa State’s best offensive output since tallying 512 vs. Kansas in 2009. Jantz’ single game QB rating was 166.58.

(ISU Press Release)