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Cole Netten will always be remembered as one of the most efficient kickers in Iowa State football history, but it was on Sept. 13, 2014, that he became a Cy-Hawk legend when Netten’s 42-yard field goal with two seconds left capped Iowa State’s third win in four tries over in-state rival Iowa by a final score of 20-17.
Netten’s kick was the final dagger in an Iowa State comeback that began when Sam Richardson connected with E.J. Bibbs for a touchdown from one-yard out. The Cyclones took their first lead in the contest midway through the fourth quarter when Richardson, who finished the day 25-for-36 with 255 yards and two touchdowns, found DeVondrick Nearly for a 27-yard touchdown pass to make the score 17-14.
The Hawkeyes evened the score several minutes later on a 44-yard field goal by Marshall Koehn which gave the Cyclones the ball back with roughly four minutes left on the clock and plenty of time to set up Netten’s game-winning attempt.