The Cyclones scored first on a four yard touchdown run from Sam Richardson, and the Sooners looked completely out of sorts on offense. Blake Bell left the game with an injury early in the second quarter, giving way for Trevor Knight. It's unclear what exactly happened to Bell, but the change didn't have much of an impact at first. With the game nearing halftime with a score of 10-3, Jalen Saunders ignited the Oklahoma attack with a 91-yard punt return to tie the game.
The second half was a totally different story for the Oklahoma offense. Damien Williams scored on a 69-yard touchdown run less than a minute into the third quarter to give the Sooners the lead and they didn't look back. Brennan Clay and Trevor Knight both had 50+-yard touchdown runs, and Williams added another rushing touchdown to turn this game into a rout. With the game well in hand, third string quarterback Kendal Thompson got in on the party, connecting with Aaron Ripkowski to make it 48-10 with less than four minutes left.
The win gives Bob Stoops 157 wins as a head coach at Oklahoma, tying him with Barry Switzer for the most in program history. He'll have a chance take sole ownership of the record next week against Kansas State.
Iowa State, meanwhile, put together only 291 yards of total offense, and turned the ball over twice. Neither the running nor the passing game was really working, and they just didn't have the horses to hang with the Sooners.
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Oklahoma's rushing attack carried the day for them, amassing 394 yards as a team. Damien Williams led all rushers with 128 yards and two touchdowns on only 10 carries, but Trevor Knight was right behind him with 123 yards and a score on 10 carries. Brennan Clay also chipped in with 86 yards and a touchdown on seven carries.
Oklahoma was ranked 18th in the latest BCS standings before this game. They will probably climb up a spot or two with the win.
But Did They Cover?
The Sooners were 23 point favorites at kickoff, so they covered the spread.
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Next Week's Schedule:
Oklahoma: 11/23, at Kansas State
Iowa State: 11/23, vs. Kansas