Iowa St. up­sets Ok­la­homa St. be­hind third-string QB

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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).


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.


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.

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Iowa State true fresh­man and third-string quar­ter­back Brock Purdy was 18-of-23 for 318 yards and four touch­downs.

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