The Oklahoma Sooners were hosting the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday. Oklahoma has suffered two tough losses and slipped in the Big 12. At one point they were threatening to move into the top 10 before losing to Texas and then Baylor. They were expecting an easy win against the 1-8 Cyclones. Former head coach Barry Switzer congratulated current Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops on the win before the game. He has since apologized and wished Stoops luck.
Iowa State obviously used it as motivation. They came out playing well and kept Oklahoma off the board in the first quarter. The Cyclones were the first team to score even, less than a minute into the second quarter. Sam Richardson carried the ball 4 yards for a touchdown, capping a 14-play 69 yard drive.
Oklahoma followed that up with a field goal. Then the Cyclones were on the move again. After getting into field goal range they put up three points. While the Sooners’ offense was struggling, their special teams came through. Jalen Saunders returned a punt for 91-yards and a touchdown to tie the game up.
The Sooners got their first lead of the game in the second half in under a minute. On their second play, Damien Williams rushed 69 yards for the touchdown. It was just the first score in a third quarter offensive juggernaut from the Sooners. They added a field goal 32-yard field goal about 7 minutes later there. Then towards the end of the third quarter, Brennan Clay scored on a 63 yard touchdown run to give the Sooners a 27-10 lead.
The trend of long touchdown runs carried over to the fourth quarter. Trevor Knight ran 56 yards for a touchdown run to give the Sooners a 34-10 lead. Williams added another 19-yard touchdown run and Kendal Thompson threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Ripkowski to give the Sooners 48-10 win.
And Barry Switzer can breathe easy.