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Assalley named Big 12 special teams player of the week

Nov 16, 2019; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones place kicker Connor Assalley (96) kicks the game winning field goal against the Texas Longhorns at Jack Trice Stadium. The Cyclones beat the Longhorns 23 to 21. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications.

IRVING, Texas – The Big Conference announced today that Iowa State junior placekicker Connor Assalley is the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week.

Assalley played a huge role in Iowa State’s 23-21 victory over No. 22 Texas on Saturday. Assalley was 2-of-2 on field goals and 2-of-2 on PATs in the victory, including connecting on one of the most historic kicks in the Cyclone annals.

With Iowa State down 21-20, Assalley booted a 36-yard field goal as time expired to clinch the Cyclone victory. It was the first regulation walk-off score for Iowa State since 1983.

Assalley also had a successful 35-yarder in the second quarter.

The Naperville, Ill., native ranks fourth in school history in field goal percentage (71.1 pct.) and his 27 career field goals is ninth in school history.

Jared Stansbury

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Jared is in his sixth year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He's the site's lead reporter for ISU recruiting. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as the full-time staff writer in May 2016. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.