AMES, Iowa (AP) — Eric Hagg intercepted a pass by Iowa State holder Daniel Kuehl on a fake conversion kicked in overtime and No. 9 Nebraska held off Iowa State 31-30 Saturday in a thrilling final meeting between the two schools as Big 12 rivals.
Rex Burkhead ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns for the Huskers (8-1, 4-1 Big 12), who played without star quarterback Taylor Martinez.
Burkhead ran for a 19-yard touchdown to start overtime, but Iowa State answered with a 9-yard TD pass from Austen Arnaud to Jake Williams.
The Cyclones went for the win, but Kuehl’s soft toss was picked by Hagg near the goal line.
Iowa State rallied from a 24-10 deficit to tie the game early in the fourth quarter.