Written by Sarah McCarthy, Multimedia Journalist - email
NORMAN, Okla. (KWWL) -
It was a tale of two halves in Norman, Oklahoma Saturday as the Oklahoma Sooners stormed past ISU in the second half to win 48-10.
In a scoreless first quarter, ISU had a rough start when Oklahoma's Quentin Hayes intercepted a pass from Cyclone quarterback Grant Rohach.
The first touchdown of the game went to the Cyclones with a four-yard rush from Sam Richardson. But minutes later, Oklahoma put their first points of the game on the board with a 22-yard field goal from Michael Hunnicutt.
The Cyclones led until shortly before the half when Jalen Saunders ran the ball 90 yards for a punt return touchdown.
That play tied the game up and both teams headed into the locker room with a score of 10-10.
An explosive play from Oklahoma's Damien Williams opened up the second half. He ran the ball for a 69-yard rushing touchdown and gave the Sooners the lead for the first time in the game.
That lead was widened after another huge play, this time by running back Brennan Clay, who ran the ball 63-yards and into the end zone.
A few plays later, Trevor Knight had a big run of his own with a 56-yard rushing touchdown.
Damien Williams ran the ball in for another touchdown in the fourth quarter with a 19 yard rush followed by a 3 yard passing touchdown from Aaron Ripkowski.
Oklahoma's offense ran for a total of 405 yards, while ISU ran only 103 yards.
That explosive running game led to a Sooner victory.
The Cyclones will play Kansas on November 23 in Ames at 7:00 pm.
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