Iowa State quarterback Joel Lanning embarrassed the TCU defense for the touchdown on Saturday
Now if there is one narrative that everyone knows about when it comes to the Big 12, it’s that they do not know how to play defense all that well. It’s sort of a joke, but sometimes we’re reminded that there is some level of truth to it. Iowa State quarterback Joel Lanning showed us all that on Saturday.
Iowa State is taking on TCU Saturday in the Big 12 as conference play is heating up around the country, and the Cyclones found themselves down 10-0 early on in this one. However, once the second quarter hit, the Cyclones would get on the board thanks to Lanning not being very nice to the Horned Frogs defense.
It was a short scoring run, but it was one in which the Iowa State signal-caller powered through and embarrassed TCU defenders in the process.
"Joel Lanning will NOT be denied. Touchdown @CycloneFB! https://t.co/bnxDOa8VYk— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 17, 2016"
That’s one of the more powerful runs that you’ll see today, but more importantly, it was one that the Cyclones needed to stay in this one. It was looking as if they might be in some trouble against the high-powered TCU offense but they were able to not let it slip away early with this run.
This is yet another example that trying to tackle a power runner high, even a quarterback, is not the best idea in the world. This is something that you’re taught since Pop Warner, and if you don’t use that lesson, sometimes you’re gonna get embarrassed. You know, like what happened to the TCU defense here on Saturday.
There’s a lot of game left in this one, but Iowa State might wanna consider letting Lanning run the ball as much as possible if no one is gonna tackle him.