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COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF: Day 18

Cyclone Fanatic is counting down the days until Iowa State’s season opener against Northern Iowa by bringing you a stat, former Cyclone moment or any other random tidbits every morning to help countdown the days.

No. 18 – Rushing and passing touchdowns by ISU in 2015

Iowa State was as balanced as they possibly could be when it came to scoring touchdowns in 2015. The Cyclones ran and passed for 18 touchdowns a piece while averaging 25 points per game.

Joel Lanning was the leading touchdown tosser with 10, while Sam Richardson accounted for the other eight. Lanning threw three touchdown passes in the losses to Kansas State and Baylor, which was the season-high.

Allen Lazard caught six of the touchdown passes to lead the team.

Joshua Thomas‘ seven rushing touchdowns marked a team-high and a new program record for rushing scores by a freshman. Mike Warren ran for five touchdowns despite having three times as many carries as Thomas.

I have no idea how many teams have finished the season with the same number of rushing and passing touchdowns, but I’m going to guess it is a short list.

Jared Stansbury

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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.