AMES, Iowa (Ticker) -- No. 24 Iowa State plays its first game as a ranked team since the end of the 2000 season when it returns home to face Troy State on Saturday.
Seneca Wallace ran for a touchdown and passed for another in a 23-point third quarter as the Cyclones rallied for their fifth straight win over Iowa, 36-31, last week.
Wallace, who completed 23-of-27 passes for a career-high 361 yards, led the Cyclones back from a 24-7 halftime deficit. Another strong performance or two by Wallace, who nearly rallied the Cyclones past Florida State in the season opener, could put him in contention for the Heisman Trophy.
Troy State notched its first win of the season with a 40-15 thrashing of Southern Utah on Saturday.
Quarterback Hansell Bearden rushed for 99 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown, but was only the team's fourth-leading rusher. Marrio Fraser (124 yards), DeWhitt Betterson (120) and LeBarron Black (100) each had big days as Troy State racked up 464 rushing yards.
The Trojans have rushed for 842 yards through three games but have passed for only 454.
Iowa State and Troy State will be facing each other for the first time.
The Trojans lost to Nebraska - the Cyclones' next opponent - in their season opener on August 31.