Iowa State stuns No. 3 Oklahoma 38-31

Monday, 09 Oct, 2017

While Oklahoma could not cope with it's No. 3 ranking at home, the Penn State Nittany Lions had no problems staying undefeated as the No. 4-ranked team in the nation.

Coming off a win as big as Ohio State, there was worry Oklahoma wouldn't take their next few opponents seriously, but the Sooners made assurances they would. That stamp has mostly faded away. "I'm sure I'll get comments that Iowa State's my Dad or whatever".

"There's been a lot of adversity around Iowa State for a long time and a lot of cloud around it", Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said. "There been a cloud around it and I think our kids are exhausted of it". This is just a journey. "It's not a sprint". The last time the Cyclones posted a nationally significant victory was in November, 2011, when they upset No. 2 Oklahoma State in double overtime in Ames, Iowa. Here are three things we learned from the Sooners' loss to the Cyclones in Week 6. Oklahoma entered this game as the favorite to win the Big 12 and maybe more. "The great teams take care of business, and so for us it's about no matter what the score is, you have to do your job every play, and it doesn't matter if you're up by a hundred or losing by 50, you have to do your job every play". "We have 2015 to show for that". In a conference where so many offensive shootouts happen, upsets like this are going to happen. In Week 2, the Cyclones lost 44-41 to Iowa.

Kempt immediately hit Hakeem Butler for a 54-yard gain to set up a field goal that cut Oklahoma's lead to 11 at the break.

Kempt, a senior, had thrown just two passes in his career before Saturday's contest. He completed 18 of 24 passes for 343 yards and three touchdowns.

Iowa State outscored Oklahoma 25-7 in the second half and was led by second-string quarterback Kyle Kempt and quarterback-turned-linebacker Joel Lanning. The Cyclones gained 449 yards and competed in the trenches. With Park sidelined, Lanning saw spot duty at QB.

The Trojans had dropped a 30-27 decision at Washington State in its previous game, and Darnold completed just 15 of 29 passes for 164 yards and did not throw a TD pass.

The Sooners, on the other hand, missed tackles, blew coverages and got no pass rush on defense. He played 78 snaps.

What followed is the story of the year in college football so far.

That recovery was the game's turning point.

The Cyclones fell behind 14-0, and even trailed 24-13 at the half, but rallied in the 2nd half, taking it to OU. But a fumbled handoff recovered by Lanning stopped that drive. With defensible rationale, he compared the task up ahead to when he used to coach towering Oklahoma and would have to play puny Iowa State, even as he did not use the exact words "towering" and "puny". On Saturday, the Sooners were called for five penalties for 59 yards. Thomas exemplified the issues that the Sooners defense is suffering.

One player on the Iowa State Cyclones chose to return the favor on Saturday after their team pulled off a huge upset over the #3 ranked Sooners in Oklahoma.

But for Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops, it's a horror story.

"I think it's a sense of complacency", Mayfield said.

-J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, threw for three TDs and ran for another in the first half, helping the No. 10 Buckeyes rout Maryland 62-14. Johnson, who didn't play in the fourth quarter, has 11 touchdown runs during that hot streak after missing two games with a right hamstring injury. He played at Oregon State and Hutchinson College in Kansas, yet never played in any games for either.

What goes around comes around.