And one of those highly ranked programs now finds itself fighting off a nightmare - one that could potentially have destroyed its lofty standing in pursuit of the national title. The Big 12 has only three ranked teams, whereas a conference like the Big Ten has four teams ranked.in the top 10.
"He's absolutely one of the best stories in college football and I hope after today people start finding that out", Campbell said. No. 3 Oklahoma came into this game as a 31-point favorite, yet only scored 31 points. He gave us a exhausted cliche to boot.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Markell Jones scored on a 12-yard run with 1:17 left and Elijah Sindelar rallied Purdue (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) twice - once before a heavy storm delayed the game and once after - to beat Minnesota (3-2, 0-2).
Iowa State's comeback kicked into high gear when a fumbled exchange by the Sooners at the Cyclones 5 ended what looked destined to be another OU touchdown drive that would have put Oklahoma up by 15. Now the real work begins for first-year head coach Lincoln Riley. "We've seen the blueprint around here for the last two years of a disappointing loss and what you've got to do to rebound from that in either early or mid-season". It was a classic letdown spot for Oklahoma who faces rival Texas next week.
A signature win, though, can help compensate for a bad loss, and as long as Ohio State keeps winning, OU's Week 2 win in Columbus will continue to resonate. On Saturday, the Sooners were shocked at home by the unranked Iowa State Cyclones, who celebrated the big win by-you guessed it, planting a flag at midfield. Next week, Week 7 will be here and that means a chance to sit back and laugh at the ludicrous in college football.
It complicated things for Oklahoma's defense when Kempt went off, because that's when last year's starting quarterback, Joel Lanning - who has since moved to middle linebacker and is doing quite well =(he had a sack and a goal-line fumble recovery after 20 tackles at Texas last week) - came in to run the offense. He had nine carries for 35 yards and completed two of three passes for 25 yards. "I know how important the football team is to Jacob and how important Jacob is to the football team. We've obviously not done a good job of that at all". Obviously it's disappointing in a lot of ways. "Some of the old scars kind of repeated themselves (Saturday)".
"We're just not making enough plays. "(It) seems like every time we get out there they make all the plays and we don't make any.
The Sooners jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead, but just like two weeks ago at Baylor, collapsed defensively and gave it all back. He threw a 10-yard touchdown to backup quarterback Tommy Stevens in the second quarter and added a 5-yard TD run in the fourth.More news: Russian government hackers stole the NSA cyber defense plan, report claims
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Lazard, a captain who is the son of a former Iowa State captain (Kevin Lazard, 1990-93), made a leaping, big-time snare near the left edge of the end zone on a third-and-8, game-winning, 25-yard touchdown pass with 2:19 left. Mayfield threw back-to-back incompletions to seal the upset.
The Sooners, on the other hand, missed tackles, blew coverages and got no pass rush on defense.
"They wanted to spread us out", Stoops said. "There been a cloud around it and I think our kids are exhausted of it". "I thought our guys played and practiced with great humility this week".
Switzer gave a weird post-game press conference in which he kept drifting into near-shouts, as when he said, "Even Iowa State played my rear end off several times!" "And I think our kids said, 'I'm sick of it'". "So, at the end of it, here we are". While the spotlight in the Big 12 turns to TCU, the lone undefeated team remaining in the conference after its win over West Virginia, CFP history reminds us that the selection committee can be forgiving. He played at Oregon State and Hutchinson College in Kansas, yet never played in any games for either. Oklahoma led the series 74-5-2, one of college football's most lopsided series.
That dream is on life support after a loss to Iowa State on Saturday.
Oklahoma lost to Texas in 2015 and still made it in. It's a tough spot to be in because the Sooners have a "bad" loss. Oklahoma State was pumped up as a playoff contender and lost a shootout against the Horned Frogs. Washington 6. TCU 7.
The Sooners led by 14 points three times before the struggle started on both sides of the ball. "It's nowhere near over".