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Iowa St. 42, Missouri 35

Nov. 2, 2002 at 5:55 PM   |   Comments

AMES, Iowa, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Seneca Wallace rebounded from a pair of sub-par efforts with a record-breaking performance Saturday, accounting for a school-record 493 yards and coming through during a late drive as 23rd-ranked Iowa State downed Missouri, 42-35.

In the two previous weeks, Wallace had seen his Heisman Trophy hopes take a major hit by throwing for a combined 269 yards in losses to nationally ranked Oklahoma and Texas.

But the electrifying quarterback bounced back against the Tigers, setting a school ecord for completions while 31 of 47 for 425 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 68 yards on 10 attempts.

Wallace came up huge on the Cyclones' game-winning, 15-play, 93-yard drive with runs of 11 and 33 yards. Michael Wagner capped the drive with a one-yard run with 32 seconds remaining, giving Iowa State (7-3, 4-2) a 42-35 lead.

Freshman Brad Smith passed for 228 yards and a touchdown for Missouri (4-5, 1-4), which lost for the fourth time in its last five games.

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