Game Grades: Oklahoma 35, Iowa State 20

Nov 3, 2012; Ames, IA, USA: Iowa State Cyclones head coach Paul Rhoads (right) talks with Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops before kickoff at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Ryerson-US PRESSWIRE

Player/Group Grade Evaluation
 Quarterbacks B+ Jones had a great day on paper. And he definitely impressed on OU’s last drive of the first half. However, a few of his interceptions were questionable. Also, Blake Bell did not look himself. Iowa State’s defense really contained Bell, though, that could have been payback for the way Bell ran over the Cyclones last season.
Running backs A- Brennan Clay had a huge breakout game. Filling in for the injured Damien Williams, Clay had a career day with 157 rushing yards and a touchdown. Though, I was hoping to see more out of Trey Millard, but then again, Clay had a phenomenal day in Ames.
Wide receivers A Great job by the receivers. Seriously, Kenny Stills played out of his mind and really tore up the Iowa State secondary. Justin Brown had a big game as well, leading the team with 107 receiving yards. Shepard caught one of Landry’s four touchdowns. Also, Jalen Saunders had a nice day with 54 receiving yards.
Run defense B The Sooners did not give up much to the Cyclones on the ground. Shontrelle Johnson and James White led the team with 55 of the team’s 99 rushing yards. Oklahoma only gave up 4.1 yards per carry, so solid day for the Sooners minus two late scores.
Pass defense A This game could have been a lot different had the Cyclone receivers been able to hold on to the ball. However, it was a hit-and-miss type of day for Iowa State’s passing game. The Sooner secondary allowed a few to get by them, but they limited Jantz to 191 passing yards and no touchdown passes after he scored five last week. Props to Tony Jefferson for delivering the final blow to Iowa State by intercepting a pass late in the fourth.
Special Teams C+ Clay had a nice few kick returns, but Justin Brown did not receive any chance to return a punt. Hunnicutt was perfect on all extra points, but was never called on to kick a field goal. Though, Tress Way was solid on his three punts.

Topics: Iowa State Cyclones, Oklahoma Sooners

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