facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

COL FB: Iowa St. 37, Okla. St. 31 (2OT)

Nov. 19, 2011 at 12:14 AM   |   Comments

AMES, Iowa, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A 4-yard touchdown run in the second overtime by Jeff Woody Friday gave Iowa State a stunning 37-31 win over No. 2 and previously unbeaten Oklahoma State.

The Cowboys saw their hopes for a national title virtually disappear in a result that likely created chaos in the race for spots in the championship game.

Only two unbeaten teams are left in major college football -- No. 1 LSU and No. 10 Houston. Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma and Arkansas are all in position to make a case for a shot at the national crown.

Oklahoma State owned a 24-7 lead in the third quarter, but Iowa State rallied behind a quarterback playing in only his fifth college game. Jared Barnett completed 30-of-57 passes for 367 yards and three touchdowns, one of which came in overtime.

Barnett's 7-yard scoring throw to Albert Gary with 5:30 left in the fourth period forged a 24-24 tie and Iowa State regained the ball with 4:15 to play.

The Cyclones appeared to have lost a chance at victory, however, when Alex Elkins intercepted a Barnett pass that put Oklahoma State in position to kick a field goal.

Quinn Sharp, however, missed a 37-yard attempt with 1:21 to play and the contest headed for overtime.

Iowa State quickly scored in the first extra on a 25-yard throw from Barnett to James White, but Oklahoma State answered with a 6-yard touchdown toss from Brandon Weeden to Josh Cooper. Weeden finished with 474 passing yards and three touchdowns.

The Cowboys took the ball to start the second overtime and on the first play of the drive Weeden was intercepted by Ter'ran Benton.

Three running plays through a disheartened Oklahoma State defense led to the winning touchdown.

The Cowboys (10-1 for the year and 7-1 in Big 12 Conference play) will have 16 days to prepare for their closing contest against Oklahoma, where they had hoped to finish off a perfect regular season. Those hopes were wiped out by an Iowa State team that is a mere 5-5 on the year and 3-5 in league play.

Topics: James White
© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Arkansas State player fakes death on-field to distract defense, play called 'fainting goat' Arkansas State player fakes death on-field to distract defense, play called 'fainting goat'
2
NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension
3
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls on Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson indefinitely Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls on Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson indefinitely
4
Adrian Peterson facing more child abuse allegations after details about 2013 incident come out Adrian Peterson facing more child abuse allegations after details about 2013 incident come out
5
UPI horse racing roundup UPI horse racing roundup
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback