AMES, Iowa- Freshman QB Grant Rohach led Iowa State to its biggest come-from-behind win (24 points) in school history on Saturday at West Virginia. The Big 12 Conference awarded Rohach for his outstanding performance, naming him Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week.
A native of Moorpark, Calif., Rohach threw for a career-high 331 yards and four touchdowns on 25-of-39 passing, as the Cyclones defeated West Virginia, 52-44 in triple overtime. Down 38-21 in the fourth quarter, Rohach led the Cyclones to scores on their final seven possessions, connecting on a pair of touchdown passes to senior Justin Coleman.
His 25-yard pass to Coleman on the first play of the third overtime proved to be the game-winner.
Rohach, who also had a 54-yard touchdown run in the first half, the longest rush of the season for the Cyclones, recorded his second-straight 300-yard passing game. He is the only Cyclone freshman QB in school history to record a pair of 300-yard passing games in a season. His four TD passes ties for third on ISU’s single-game list and equals the freshman mark.