Iowa State QB race still even


April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Nothing has changed in the competition for the starting quarterback job at Iowa State after the Cyclones’ spring game. Jared Barnett and Steele Jantz were even throughout spring practice after both started games last season, and both had good moments in Saturday game, though coach Paul Rhoads was disappointed in their interceptions. Barnett, who started six games in 2011, completed 11 of 21 passes for 67 yards and added 54 yards rushing. He was intercepted twice. Jantz, who started the other seven games last fall, was 20 of 32 for 161 yards, including a nicely thrown ball on a 56-yard completion to Josh Lentz. He threw one interception. Rhoads says he doesn’t have a timetable for naming a starter in the fall.