Iowa State shocks No. 3 Oklahoma.
Lanning makes plays on offense and defense in win for Iowa State
NORMAN, Okla. — This Iowa State team is different.
Kyle Kempt passed for 343 yards and three touchdowns, including a 25- yarder to Allen Lazard that put the Cyclones ahead with 2: 19 left, and Joel Lanning made plays on offense and defense to lead Iowa State to a stunning 38- 31 victory over No. 3 Oklahoma on Saturday.
The loss snapped Oklahoma’s nation- leading 14- game FBS winning streak and the Sooners’ 18- game run against the Cyclones that dated to 1990. It was just Iowa State’s second victory over Oklahoma since 1961, and the Cyclones ( 3- 2, 1- 1 Big 12) did it without their starting quarterback.
“There’s been a lot of adversity at Iowa State for a long time, and there’s been a cloud around us,” Cyclones coach Matt Campbell said. “I think our kids said, ‘ I’m sick of it, and we’re going to keep grinding, keep swinging and getting better one day at a time.’ So at the end of it, here we are.”
Kempt, a senior who had thrown just two passes in his career before Saturday, played because regular starter Jacob Park went on leave for undisclosed personal medical reasons late this week. The Cyclones remained confident, despite having lost 20 straight against ranked opponents. Iowa State’s last win over a top- 25 team came against TCU in 2012. It was Iowa State’s first road win over a top- five team.
Lanning, who switched from quarterback to linebacker in the offseason, played both positions Saturday. According to the Des Moines Register, he’s the first Iowa State player since 1971 to get significant action both ways in a game. He ran for 35 yards, passed for 25 and had eight tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery. He played 78 snaps.
No. 8 TCU31, No. 23West Virginia 24: Kenny Hill avoided a defender in the backfield and lunged forward through two more for a 3- yard touchdown run with 2: 53 left, and the Horned Frogs remained the Big 12’ s only undefeated team with a victory over the visiting Mountaineers.
Hill also threw a 45- yard touchdown pass and was on the receiving end of a 48- yard score for TCU ( 5- 0, 2- 0). His winning TD run came only five plays after an apparent interception was reversed on a replay review.
Will Grier threw for 366 yards and three TDs for West Virginia ( 3- 2, 1- 1), including two long catch- and- run scores in a span of about 2 ½ minutes late in the third quarter. It was tied at 24 after Grier hooked up with David Sills V on a 64- yard scoring play and then Ka’Raun White for a 76- yarder.
No. 4 Penn State 31, Northwestern 7: Trace McSorley threw for 245 yards and a touchdown, and Saquon Barkley ran for two scores in the second half in the visiting Nittany Lions’ rout of the Wildcats ( 2- 3, 0- 2 Big Ten).
McSorley, an Ashburn native, completed 25 of 34 passes. He threw a 10- yard touchdown pass to backup quarterback Tommy Stevens in the second quarter and added a 5- yard scoring run in the fourth.
Shaka Toney had two sacks, and the Nittany Lions ( 6- 0, 3- 0) came away with an easy victory.
No. 5 Georgia 45, Vanderbilt 14: Nick Chubb ran for two touchdowns and 138 yards, and the visiting Bulldogs routed the Commodores despite missing three players on their stingy defense.
Georgia ( 6- 0, 3- 0 SEC) is off to its best start since 2005 when the Bulldogs won their first seven games and longest winning streak since reaching the SEC championship in 2012. The Bulldogs also avenged a 17- 16 loss to Vanderbilt last year by beating the Commodores for the 20th time in the past 23 games in this series.
Georgia ran through and over Vanderbilt ( 3- 3, 0- 3), piling up 423 yards.
No. 10OhioState62, Maryland 14: J. T. Barrett threw for three touchdowns and ran for another in the first half, and the Buckeyes had their most dominant defensive effort in nearly 60 years, routing the visiting Terrapins.
Ohio State ( 5- 1, 3- 0 Big Ten) held Maryland ( 3- 2, 1- 1) to 66 total yards — its fewest yards allowed since yielding 60 against Indiana in 1960.
Barrett, a fifth- year senior and holder of most of the school’s passing records, was 20 for 31 for 261 yards before taking a seat near end of the third quarter. Barrett threw scoring passes to Binjimen Victor, Austin Mack and Terry McLaurin.
No. 12Auburn 44, Mississippi 23: Kerryon Johnson rushed for a career- high 204 yards and three touchdowns, and the Tigers ( 5- 0, 3- 0 SEC) continued a recent tear with their third straight lopsided win over a league team.
Johnson, who didn’t play in the fourth quarter, has 11 touchdown runs during that hot streak after missing two games with a right hamstring injury.
Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham completed 14 of 21 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns.
The visiting Rebels ( 2- 3, 0- 2) endured their second straight blowout in the state a week after losing 66- 3 to No. 1 Alabama.
No. 14 Southern California 38, Oregon State 10: Sam Darnold threw for 328 yards and three touchdowns, Ronald Jones II rushed for one touchdown, and the Trojans defeated the visiting Beavers ( 1- 5, 0- 3 Pac- 12).
Wide receiver Tyler Vaughns and tight end Josh Falo each re- corded their first career touchdown receptions from Darnold as the Trojans ( 5- 1, 3- 1 Pac- 12) were workmanlike in bouncing back from last week’s 30- 27 loss at No. 11 Washington State. Jones, who had 79 yards rushing and two receptions for 17 yards, scored a touchdown from scrimmage in his 12th straight game.
LSU17, No. 21 Florida 16:
Danny Etling threw a short touchdown pass in the second half, and the visiting Tigers rebounded from a stunning home loss with a victory against the Gators.
The Tigers ( 4- 2, 1- 1 SEC) moved the ball well early with jet sweeps and then pounded it between the tackles late, doing just enough to upend the Gators ( 3- 2, 3- 1).
The difference was Florida’s usually stout kicking game. Eddy Pineiro missed the first extra point of his career in the third quarter and never got a chance to atone for it. He had made 45 in a row before that.
LSU looked nothing like it did the previous week against Troy, a 24- 21 loss that was the program’s first at home against a nonconference opponent since 2000.
Navy 48, Air Force 45: Zach Abey threw a 16- yard touchdown pass to Tyler Carmona with 15 seconds left, and the unbeaten Midshipmen downed the visiting Falcons after blowing a 21- point lead in the second half.
Despite allowing five touchdowns after halftime, Navy
( 5- 0) took a huge step toward regaining possession of the Commander- In- Chief’s Trophy, awarded annually to the team with the most wins in games between Army, Navy and Air Force.
In this one, after Arion Worthman threw a 51- yard touchdown pass to Marcus Bennett with 1: 53 remaining to put the Falcons up 45- 41, Abey took the Midshipmen 75 yards in 11 plays for the go- ahead score.
Army 49, Rice 12: Kell Walker ran for 127 yards and three touchdowns, and Ahmad Bradshaw added 115 yards rushing and two more scores as the visiting Black Knights forced turnovers on four straight possessions in the first half to build a big lead early in a win over the Owls.
It was the first road win this season for Army ( 4- 2), which extended Rice’s skid to four games.
The Owls ( 1- 5) turned the ball over six times in all — five fumbles and an interception.
Iowa Statewide receiver Allen Lazard (5) catches the game-winning touchdown with Oklahoma cornerback Jordan Thomas defending in the fourth quarter. The Cyclones upset the Sooners 38-31.
TCU running back Sewo Olonilua (33) dives over the goal line to score a touchdown againstWest Virginia in the second half.