Iowa State Upsets Baker Mayfield and 3rd Ranked OU

In 2011, Iowa State beat Oklahoma State in November to deny the Cowboys a chance at playing for the national championship. Defensively, the champs held Wake Forest off the scoreboard before two fourth-quarter TDs made the game look closer than it was … Longhorns won 17-7.


Iowa State’s shown signs of being a unsafe team this year.

But no need. The third-ranked Sooners long had passed the point of being offended that Iowa State was staking claim to OU turf. All you could hear was a small section by the Iowa State bench filled with family and fans of Iowa State filling the entire stadium.

Etling, who was benched in the second half of last week’s upset loss to Troy, threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Tony Carter that extended LSU’s lead to 17-3 early in the third quarter. Lincoln Riley had answered every challenge up until Saturday, even if it hasn’t been in dominant fashion.

Oklahoma had an 18-game winning streak against Iowa State snapped as well as a 14-game winning streak overall.

According to The Des Moines Register, Park is gone due to “unspecified medical concerns”.

Allen Lazard hauled in a pass from backup quarterback Kyle Kempt for the go-ahead score for Iowa State. That’s correct. Mayfield was outplayed by an anonymous quarterback who came into the game with two career attempts. “You have to believe that you can compete with a top-5 team in the country”.

Trailing for the first time in the game, the Sooners grinded out a 10-play, 75-yard drive that ended with Dimitri Flowers’ 1-yard touchdown run that tied it again. Mayfield is a great college quarterback and he’ll have some great games the rest of the year, but the loss will end their hopes of getting back to the College Football Playoff.

Kempt almost matched OU’s Mayfield in first-half passing yardage and finished the game with a better completion percentage and more passing yards than the Sooner quarterback (343 to 306).

Said Mayfield: “It’s on me”. In his place, Kyle Kempt tossed it around for 343 yards and three touchdowns.

Matt Campbell, in his second season as Iowa State’s coach, the victory helps prove the program is making strides.

Along with Kempt’s control, Oklahoma was giving up big plays by themselves with penalties and one fumble.

“It was fun”, Lanning said. Along with a healthy dose of running back David Montgomery in the pass and run game.

A 54-yard pass to Hakeem Butler set up the Cyclones for a quick field goal to send them into half down just 24-13.

“That’s what we did really well”.

While Kempt’s performance was spectacular, so was the play of linebacker and former quarterback Joel Lanning. What he’s doing is unheard of.


“It’s just how it’s going right now”, Stoops said. The #Oklahoma Sooners are about to take a fall in the upcoming college football rankings, giving other schools a shot to move inside of the top 10.

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