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Saturday, October 22, 2011
ISU quarterback play subpar in Ames

By David Ubben

Steele Jantz got benched without completing a pass, including an interception in his first four attempts.

After a strong start, Jared Barnett has completed just 6-of-19 passes for 52 yards and ISU trails, 30-14.

He's not gotten much help with a handful of drops, including a perfectly thrown deep ball near the end of the first half.

The team's leading receiver, Darius Reynolds, dropped that ball and doesn't have a catch today.

Josh Lenz has been a bright spot, with six catches for 92 yards, the only Cyclone with more than one catch.

Iowa State had to score points to stay in this game. That starts with the quarterback play.

The Cyclones haven't been good enough at that position today to threaten Texas A&M.