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Lanning named Big 12's Defensive Player of the Week

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NORMAN, Okla. (KWWL) -

Joel Lanning did it all on Saturday. The Iowa State senior made significant impact on both sides of the ball in the Cyclones 38-31 upset victory over Oklahoma. That effort led to him being named the Big 12's Defensive Player of the Week.

On defense, the middle linebacker recorded eight tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, as well as a critical third quarter fumble recovery with Oklahoma threatening.

Lanning also spent significant time in his old role, occasionally spelling Kyle Kempt at the quarterback position. He completed 2 of 3 passes for 25 yards and rushed for 35 more on nine attempts. Kempt, meanwhile, earned the offensive honor after completing 18 of 24 passes for 343 yards and 3 touchdowns in the win.

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