Iowa St.'s Lanning plays both ways; Cyclones stun Oklahoma

  • Iowa St.'s Lanning plays both ways; Cyclones stun Oklahoma

Iowa St.'s Lanning plays both ways; Cyclones stun Oklahoma

With 2:19 to play, Kyle Kempt tossed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Allen Lazard, who leaped over a pair of Sooner defenders to come down with the game-winning reception.

The 6-foot-2 Noland was a three-star prospect according to 247Sports, but he missed all of his redshirt season with a torn ACL.

Making things even more hard for Iowa State was the fact that the Cyclones were without starting QB Jacob Park, who left the team to deal with an unspecified medical issue.

The Cyclones erased a 14 point first half deficit to stun third ranked Oklahoma 38-31, and they did it without their starting quarterback. He ran for 35 yards, threw for 25, had six tackle, 1 sack and a fumble recovery.

Oklahoma had collected one of the most impressive victories in college football this season, winning at Ohio State 31-16 on September 9. He played because regular starter Jacob Park went on leave for undisclosed personal medical reasons late this week.

By all accounts Iowa State was supposed to get blown by the No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners in Norman, Okla., Saturday. With four seconds left, Garrett Owens made a 32-yard field goal to bring the score to 24-13, Oklahoma at halftime. He struggled in his last outing when Iowa State fell to Texas at home as he threw three interceptions and completed just 50 percent of his passes. The Cyclones gained 449 yards and competed in the trenches.

The Big 12 will play championship game this season for the first time since 2010.

For Iowa State, this was a monumental triumph, among the greatest in program history.