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Iowa State Cyclones upset clearly overrated Oklahoma Sooners

08 October 2017, 11:50 | Randolph Howard

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- MAC-tion.Western Michigan and Buffalo provided plenty of bonus football Saturday, delivering a seven-overtime game that won't go down in the annals of great contests but was nonetheless more entertaining than anyone would have anticipated.

The Cyclones, however, had other plans.

And to be honest, there wasn't much more Oklahoma's corner could have done there. The Big 12 school was considered a strong contender to make it to the #college football playoff this year, but #Iowa State may have just placed a huge dent in that goal.

Oklahoma turned it over on down on their subsequent drive, and that was that. He reportedly was back in Ames, Iowa, dealing with an undisclosed personal issue.

Behind walk-on QB Kyle Kempt Iowa State shocked the Sooners 38-31. Kempt led the Cyclones on two fourth quarter touchdown drives, including the go-ahead touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Allen Lazard with 2:19 left in the game.

Matt Campbell, in his second season as Iowa State's coach, the victory helps prove the program is making strides. On Saturday, the Sooners were called for five penalties for 59 yards.

No. 21 Florida has set an NCAA record by scoring in its 366th consecutive game.

Marcel Spears Jr. dives for a tackle during the third quarter of the Iowa State vs Texas Football game. Iowa State scored on its final five possessions after Oklahoma led 24-10. His Big 12 counterpart, Baker Mayfield, had a hot hand as well in passing for 306 yards. Kempt then converted on third-and-14 with a 35-yard completion to Lazard.

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Did we mention Iowa State trolled Mayfield by planting the Cyclones flag in the middle of the Oklahoma logo?

I don't think Ohio State is playing at Iowa State anytime soon, but next time the Buckeyes win at Jack Trice Stadium, they should totally plant their flag to complete the cycle.

(8) TCU 31, (23) WEST VIRGINIA 24: Kenny Hill avoided a defender in the backfield and lunged through two more for a 3-yard touchdown run with 2:53 left as the Horned Frogs (5-0, 2-0) beat the Mountaineers (3-2, 1-1) in Fort Worth, Texas. But it's fair to wonder if the Iowa State loss cancels out the potential gain the Sooners got from beating Ohio State on the road earlier in the season.

Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant completed 21 of 29 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game with a knee injury with six minutes left in the third quarter.

For the second game in a row, the Oklahoma defense was unable to contain the opponent's passing game. Down 24-10 at one point, Iowa State would outscore Oklahoma 25-7 in the second half.

It's likely OU fans will know his name by heart for some time now. Ironically, both Iowa State wins over OU in the last 56 years have been in Norman.

ISU, which snapped an 18-game losing streak against OU and has now beaten the Sooners just twice since 1961, was without starting quarterback Jacob Park, when it was revealed Friday he had taken a leave of absence from the team.

The senior ranked second in the Big 12 and fifth in the nation in tackles per game heading into Saturday's contest. That streak also came to an end on Saturday.



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