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Richards throws for career-high 351 yards and 3 TDs to lead Iowa State past Toledo 37-20

  • Iowa State running back DeVondrick Nealy breaks away from a tackle by Toledo defensive back DeJuan Rogers (23) during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

    Iowa State running back DeVondrick Nealy breaks away from a tackle by Toledo defensive back DeJuan Rogers (23) during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)  (The Associated Press)

  • Toledo wide receiver Kishon Wilcher (6) is tackled by Iowa State linebacker Jared Brackens (14) on a kickoff return during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

    Toledo wide receiver Kishon Wilcher (6) is tackled by Iowa State linebacker Jared Brackens (14) on a kickoff return during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iowa State quarterback Sam B. Richardson (12) is hit by Toledo defensive end Allen Covington (99) and Toledo defensive lineman Orion Jones (97) as he throws the ball during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

    Iowa State quarterback Sam B. Richardson (12) is hit by Toledo defensive end Allen Covington (99) and Toledo defensive lineman Orion Jones (97) as he throws the ball during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)  (The Associated Press)

Sam Richardson threw for a career-high 351 yards and three second-half touchdowns Saturday, rallying Iowa State to a 37-30 victory over Toledo.

Unable to finish drives in the first half, Richardson and the offense got rolling in the second and gave the Cyclones (2-4) a much needed victory in a rare October break from Big 12 play.

Toledo (4-2), which had a three-game winning streak broken, ran the ball well and pulled into a 23-23 tie in the fourth quarter. But the Cyclones took the lead on Richardson's 5-yard TD pass to E.J. Bibbs and secured the victory with a 16-play, 85-yard drive that Richardson finished with a 14-yard scoring pass to Alan Lazard, making it 37-23.

Richardson finished with a school-record 37 completions in 53 attempts and connected with nine different receivers, including a lineman.