October 17, 2017
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The Iowa State Cyclones pulled off the upset win over Oklahoma on the road on Saturday and were led by backup quarterback Kyle Kempt. USA TODAY Sports/ Mark D. Smith

Iowa State Knocks Off No. 3 Oklahoma In Norman

The Iowa State Cyclones knocked off No. 3 Oklahoma 38-31 in Norman on Saturday.

It’s the first time since 1990 that the Cyclones have beaten the Sooners in Norman, and the win gives second-year head coach Matt Campbell his first signature victory.

Iowa State outscored Oklahoma 25-7 in the second half and was led by second-string quarterback Kyle Kempt and quarterback-turned-linebacker Joel Lanning.

Kempt made the first start of his collegiate career against the Sooners with Jacob Park out due to an undisclosed personal medical reason, and he completed 18-of-24 passes for 343 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Kempt led the Cyclones on two fourth quarter touchdown drives, including the go-ahead touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Allen Lazard with 2:19 left in the game.

While Kempt threw three crucial second half touchdowns to beat the Sooners, Lanning made plays on both sides of the ball. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker played on defense, offense, and special teams, taking 78 total snaps in the win.

Lanning recorded eight tackles, a sack, and a fumble recovery on the defensive side of the ball, and accounted for 60 yards of offense both on the ground and through the air.

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield tried to carry the Sooners to another victory on Saturday, amassing 306 passing yards, 57 rushing yards, and three touchdowns. The Heisman hopeful quarterback led Oklahoma on a game-tying touchdown drive in the fourth quarter but failed to complete a fourth-and-four with 1:27 left in the game.

The Sooners fall to 4-1 on the season following the loss, and the Cyclones improve to 3-2 overall.

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