NCAA Football

                   === Jones, Sooners take down Cyclones ===
 Ames,  IA  (Sports Network)  -  Landry  Jones threw  for  405  yards and  four
 touchdowns  as No. 14 Oklahoma downed Iowa State, 35-20, at Jack Trice Stadium
 on Saturday.
 Jones  completed 32-of-45  passes with two interceptions for the Sooners (6-2,
 4-1 Big 12), who have won 14 straight games against Iowa State.
 Justin  Brown caught  seven balls for 107 yards and a touchdown, while Brennan
 Clay added a career-high 157 yards and a score on 24 carries.
 "It  was a well played, good football game. I knew it would be a battle and it
 would  be tough,"  Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said. "If you watch (Iowa State),
 everyone they've played, especially here at home, they've been tight games, so
 I'm proud of our team to finish the way they did here away from home in a good
 The  win was the 145th career victory for Stoops, tying him with Bud Wilkinson
 for second on the Sooners' all-time victory list.
 Steele  Jantz went 20-for-40 through the air for 191 yards and an interception
 for the Cyclones (5-4, 2-4), who have dropped four of their last six.
 "I  think he played  well. He gave us an opportunity to be in it and made some
 accurate  throws,"  Iowa State coach Paul  Rhoads said about Jantz. "It wasn't
 his  best decision-making  game, but he continues to learn, and we'll continue
 to coach him."
 After  forcing Iowa  State to  punt  on the  opening possession  of the  game,
 Oklahoma  marched all the way down to the Cyclones' 5-yard line as Jones found
 four separate receivers for double-digit gains.
 But Oklahoma opted to go for it on 4th-and-1 and Jones was stuffed for no gain
 on a rush up the middle to turn the ball over on downs.
 The teams traded punts from there until the Sooners regained the ball at their
 own  10 early in  the second quarter and Durron Neal's 18-yard catch on a 3rd-
 and-8  kept the  drive alive before Jones  capped the 12-play march with a 20-
 yard  touchdown strike  to Sterling Shepard in  the right side of the end zone
 with 10:00 left in the half.
 Iowa  State later took  advantage of a turnover to get on the board as Durrell
 Givens  intercepted Jones on Oklahoma's next touch and returned it 47 yards to
 the Sooners' 15.
 The  Cyclones  would manage just six  yards, though, and were forced to settle
 for a 27-yard field goal by Edwin Arceo.
 Givens  then picked  off a tipped Jones  pass on the second play of Oklahoma's
 ensuing  possession  to give the ball  to Iowa State at midfield, resulting in
 Arceo's  51-yard kick  to bring the Cyclones  within 7-6 with 1:04 left in the
 second quarter.
 However,  Brown  hauled in a 40-yard  bomb down the right sideline three plays
 later to set up Kenny Stills' 21-yard score on leaping grab over a defender on
 the  left  side of the  end zone on  the next play to  put the Sooners on top,
 14-6, at the break.
 "We  knew it was  going to be a two-minute situation and we would have to take
 some shots down field. Landry threw it up and that is when he trusts us, so we
 have to come down with those catches," Brown said.
 Oklahoma  received the  ball to start the third quarter and after converting a
 4th-and-1 at its own 45 with a 1-yard rush by Blake Bell, Brown capped the 14-
 play,  75-yard drive  with a 20-yard touchdown  grab in the back corner of the
 end zone.
 Iowa State quickly answered with a 6-play, 65-yard trek that was kept alive by
 a 13-yard scramble by Jantz on a 3rd-and-9 and finished off with Jarvis West's
 19-yard  touchdown  run on  an end  around to make  it a  21-13 game with 5:49
 remaining in the third quarter.
 But  the  Sooners responded  with another  scoring drive  to regain their two-
 possession  advantage as Clay's 18-yard touchdown run ended an 8-play, 68-yard
 march that included just one third down.
 Oklahoma put the game away less than five minutes into the fourth quarter when
 Jones found Stills on the left side of the end zone for a 31-yard score.
 Shontrelle  Johnson  then finished off a  15-play, 75-yard march with a 2-yard
 push across the goal line to bring the Cyclones within 35-20 with 6:32 left in
 the  game, but they would get no closer as Tony Jefferson intercepted Jantz on
 Iowa State's next touch.
 Oklahoma was able to run out the remaining 3:29 of game clock.
                                   Game Notes
 Barry  Switzer is  Oklahoma's all-time leader in wins with 157 ... The Sooners
 lead  the  all-time series between the  teams, 70-5-2 ... Oklahoma improved to
 41-10 in the month of November under Stoops ... Oklahoma outgained Iowa State,
 593-290  ... Stills  finished  with 92  yards on  six  receptions ...  Quenton
 Bundrage paced Iowa State's receivers with 44 yards on four catches.
 11/03 17:52:38 ET

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