Cyclones Fall to No. 22 Oklahoma in Norman
NORMAN, Okla. –The Iowa State football team (1-9, 0-7 Big 12) fell to the 22nd-ranked Oklahoma Sooners (8-2, 5-2 Big 12) 48-10 in front of a crowd of 84,776 at Gaylord Family - Memorial Stadium. Iowa State held a 10-3 lead up until the last few minutes in the first half, before the Sooners went on to score 45 unanswered points.
Turning Point of the Game
Holding onto a seven-point lead, 10-3, with about three minutes remaining in the game, Oklahoma would run an Iowa State punt back for a touchdown to tie up the game 10-10. The Sooner’s would keep up the momentum entering the second half scoring 17 unanswered in the third quarter and shutting out the Cyclones for the remainder of the game for a 48-10 win.
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Offensive Game Ball Goes To...
Quenton Bundrage. Bundrage finished with six catches for 66 yards with a long of 22. His 66 total yards was good for his fourth game this season with 50 or more receiving yards and the fifth of his career. It was also his third-highest total output of his career.
Defensive Game Ball Goes To...
Jacques Washington. Washington had a standout performance for the Cyclones tying a career high with 13 total tackles against the Sooners. Washington set his career-high 13 tackles against Iowa this season. It was Washington’s fourth double-digit tackle effort of the season and ninth of his career.
Tweet of the Game
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Cyclone Quick Hits
*Cyclones held the Sooners to just 10 points in the first half, a season low for the Cyclone defense.
* Quarterback Grant Rohach set a career-high with 179 passing yards, surpassing his previous career high of 148 against TCU. He also set a new career high with 21 completions.
*Wide receiver Justin Coleman tied a career-high with four catches vs. Oklahoma.
*Iowa State’s 14-play scoring drive in the second quarter was the second-most plays in a scoring drive this season.
*With a 13-tackle performance today, Jacques Washington now has 10+ tackles in four games this season.
* Sam Richardson scored the second rushing touchdown of the season and third of his career in the second quarter against the Sooners.
*After connecting on a 29-yard field goal, Cole Netten is now 8-of-8 on field goals from 41 yards in this season.
Iowa State returns to Jack Trice Stadium for the home finale against the Kansas Jayhawks. The game will be televised on FS1 and will kick at 7 p.m. CT.