The Clonies: VOTE for Individual Game of the Year

The Cyclone Nation saw some legendary performances by Iowa State athletes in 2011.

Your Clonie Award nominees for Individual Game of the Year are…

Football: Steele Jantz vs. Iowa

— In the second game of his career, Iowa State quarterback Steele Jantz threw for 279 yards and four touchdowns in a 44-41 triple-overtime win over the rival Iowa Hawkeyes on Sept. 10.

Football: Jared Barnett vs. Oklahoma State

— The redshirt freshman who was Iowa State’s third string quarterback in the spring won his first three games the program’s starting quarterback. The third one was a 37-31 double-overtime victory over second-ranked Oklahoma State, where the freshman threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns, while recording 460 yards of total offense on the night. That number, 460, ranks third in all-time in Iowa State football history.

Basketball: Scott Christopherson vs. Drake

— On Nov. 17, 2010, Scott Christopherson couldn’t miss. Literally. The junior went 11-for-11 (5-for-5 from 3-point range) in a 91-43 rout of the Drake Bulldogs.

Basketball: Scott Christopherson vs. Iowa

— Congrats to Scott Christopherson, the first Cyclone to be nominated for the same Clonie Award for two different performances in 2011. Christopherson dropped 30 points in a 75-72 road victory at Iowa while going 7-for-12 from 3-point range along the way.

Basketball: Chelsea Poppens vs. Texas

— Iowa State overcame a cold shooting night by Kelsey Bolte to knock off 25th ranked Texas on national television. Sophomore Chelsea Poppens had a lot to do with that. Poppens recorded a then career-high 23 points along with her 13 rebounds in the Cyclone women’s basketball’s biggest win of 2011.



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