Oklahoma State Report Card: Iowa State Cyclones


Monday, November 21st 2011, 1:53 am
By: News 9


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STILLWATER, Oklahoma -- The Oklahoma State Cowboys head into the bye week after a Friday night loss at the hands of the Iowa State Cyclones, taking the reins from their hands in the National Championship picture.

Offensively, Oklahoma State played one of its most unbalanced games of the year, rushing 18 times for just 62 yards, while passing 58 times for 476 yards. Brandon Weeden threw three interceptions, while Joseph Randle fumbled twice and both running backs had drops in key situations.

The Cowboys had trouble with the Cyclones' offense in the second half and ended up giving up a ton of yards to quarterback Jared Barnett. The redshirt freshman amassed 460 total yards and passed for three scores in the win. ISU came away with 568 total yards on the day and a whopping 12.1 yards per completion.

Perhaps the most crucial play of the night came in the final minute of the game, kicker Quinn Sharp missed just his second kick of the season, but allowed the game to overtime. Sharp had two touchbacks and hit on all four of his extra point attempts in the loss.