Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State Rally Past Iowa State in Wild 4th Quarter

  • Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State Rally Past Iowa State in Wild 4th Quarter

Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State Rally Past Iowa State in Wild 4th Quarter

The Iowa State Cyclones had one last gasp on Saturday, down 49-42 to the Oklahoma State Cowboys but driving down the field on the final possession.

Rudolph overcame a slow start to finish with 376 passing yards and three touchdowns, while Hill rushed for 134 yards and three scores.

Rudolph responded, a 30 yard touchdown pass to Marcell Ateman brought the Cowboys within two.

Sophomore cornerback A.J. Green sealed the victory with an interception in the end zone with 32 seconds left as Oklahoma State won for the fifth time in six games.

Oklahoma State's defense then came up big for the first time in the fourth quarter. But the end for the Cyclones - a 49-42 loss - was as devastating as it possibly could have been.

Noland filled in admirably in place of Kyle Kempt, who left the game in the second quarter with an injury.

Oklahoma State senior WR James Washington (ankle) was "moving very well" in warm-ups in advance of Saturday's game against Iowa State, according to NBC Oklahoma City's Dylan Buckingham. Hill scored on a 9-yard run to tie the score with 12:38 left in the first half and added a 2-yard touchdown run four-plus minutes later to give Oklahoma State a 21-14 lead.

Iowa State jumped out to a 14-0 lead, but Oklahoma State scored 21-straight points later in the first half.

Even so, Iowa State may have found its quarterback of the future in Noland, as he made some big-time throws despite the late miscue. The score was 21-21 at the end of two quarters.

As for Oklahoma State, it leaned heavily on its high-octane offense once again, and the combination of Rudolph and Hill makes it a legitimate threat to win the Big 12 championship provided it takes care of business in the coming weeks.

Oklahoma State retook the lead on its first series of the second half, getting a 35-yard field goal by Matt Ammendola to go ahead 24-21 with 10:17 left in the third. A 91 yard, seven play drive, was punctuated by a Joel Lanning one yard touchdown run.