March 20 2018

Sooners Leading Cyclones 14-3 After One Quarter

March 20 2018, 11:29 | Olive Rios

Oklahoma looks to impress vs. Iowa St. as CFP rankings near

Offensive famine leads to an Iowa State loss

With AP Photos.Iowa State's Joel Lanning played both offense and defense and helped the Cyclones stun No. 3 Oklahoma 38-31 on Saturday.

Iowa State quarterback Jacob Park is taking a leave from the football team to work through some personal health issues. He completed 18 of 24 passes for 343 yards and three touchdowns, the last a 25-yard scoring strike to Allen Lazard with 2 minutes 19 seconds remaining that gave the Cyclones the lead for good. Down 24-10 at one point, Iowa State would outscore Oklahoma 25-7 in the second half.

Oklahoma had been considered a National Championship contender after its win earlier this season at Ohio State.

All three College Football Playoff fields have included three teams with a loss on their resume, but no playoff field has featured a team with two losses.

Iowa State had not defeated the Sooners since 1990, and it was just the sixth victory over OU in the 82-game series. Receiver CeeDee Lamb, running back Abdul Adams, safety Steven Parker and linebacker Emmanuel Beal all missed key portions of the game.

The redshirt junior has thrown for 1,181 yards, nine touchdowns, and five interceptions on the year.

Kempt, a senior, had thrown just two passes in his career before Saturday's contest.

With Oklahoma State having lost already this year, a loss by Oklahoma would be devastating to the Big 12. I-State returns home next week to play Kansas. The next two opponents are Kansas and Texas Tech, which might be must-win games to get a bowl game, as then they have to play TCU, West Virginia, and Oklahoma State in successive weeks.

Iowa State's Joel Lanning did it all.

It's hard to envision any scenario where the Sooners sneak in, but what does this mean for the rest of the Big 12? Iowa State responded with a 75-yard touchdown drive in the second quarter and a field goal late in the first half, but still trailed at halftime 24-13. The Sooners had won 17 consecutive games in the Big 12.

But unlike Mayfield, Edwards' flag stayed planted in midfield.

Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said he was "extremely disappointed" in the loss. C'mon down, Arkansas coach Bret Bielema, whose team got crushed by SC to fall to 0-3 in the SEC.

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