Iowa St. upsets Oklahoma St. behind third-string QB
STILLWATER, Okla. — Thirdstring quarterback Brock Purdy completed 18 of 23 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns to help Iowa State beat Oklahoma State, 48-42.
Purdy, a true freshman who played just one series before this game, stepped in for Zeb Noland — who was starting his fourth straight game in place of injured starter Kyle Kempt — in the contest’s second series and immediately sparked Iowa State (2-3, 1-2 Big 12). He also had a rushing touchdown.
With Iowa State missing leading rusher David Montgomery because of an upper body injury, Purdy also led the Cyclones in rushing. He had 84 yards, including a 29-yard TD run, on 19 carries.
Tyler Cornelius was 19 of 33 passing for 289 yards and four touchdowns for Oklahoma State (4-2, 1-2).
WEST VIRGINIA 38, KANSAS 22
Will Grier threw four touchdown passes, and committed four turnovers, and the Mountaineers beat the Jayhawks.
West Virginia (5-0, 3-0 Big 12) has won its first five games for the second time in three seasons. The Mountaineers had no trouble moving the ball but Grier’s efforts to throw into tight coverage near the goal line cost his team plenty of points. The Heisman Trophy hopeful was intercepted three times in the first half either in the end zone or at the goal line, two of them by cornerback Hasan Defense. All three of Grier’s interceptions occurred when West Virginia had driven inside the Kansas 15-yard line.
Kansas (2-4, 0-3) entered the game leading the Big 12 with eight interceptions, including three returned for touchdowns.
BAYLOR 37, KANSAS STATE 34
Connor Martin kicked a 29yard field goal with eight seconds left to lift the host Bears over the Wildcats.
Martin missed three field goals and an extra point, but his third made field goal in the game counted the most for Baylor (4-2, 2-1 Big 12). Jalen Hurd had 11 catches for 135 yards, and he also ran for 56 yards and a touchdown for the Bears.
Iowa State true freshman and third-string quarterback Brock Purdy was 18-of-23 for 318 yards and four touchdowns.