TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Sam Richardson completed 26 of 41 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns, and Aaron Wimberly ran for 137 yards on 19 carries to help Iowa State beat Tulsa 38-21 on Thursday night.
Jeff Woody had three short scores, and the Cyclones took advantage of four Tulsa turnovers to improve to 1-2. Tulsa dropped to 1-3.
Tulsa quarterback Cody Green lost control twice on exchanges with a running back in the first half, then dropped a ball behind him attempting to pass on the first possession of the second half. He was replaced a series later by redshirt freshman Dane Evans, who failed to generate any offense. Green returned in the fourth quarter, throwing a 26-yard touchdown pass to Thomas Roberson before being intercepted on his next possession.
Green finished 18 of 31 for 237 yards with two touchdowns and the interception.
Iowa State took a 7-0 lead on a 13-play, 89-yard drive capped by Woody’s 1-yard blast. Tulsa tied it on Trey Watts’ 1-yard run. The evenly played first half ended knotted at 14.