Iowa State's defense demonstrated its steady improvement but Adrian Peterson rushed for 183 yards and two touchdowns as the Cyclones fell to No. 22 Oklahoma before 84,152 fans in Memorial Stadium.
Okla. -- Iowa State's defense demonstrated its steady improvement but Adrian Peterson rushed for 183 yards and two touchdowns as the Cyclones fell to No. 22
Oklahoma before 84,152 fans in Memorial Stadium. Iowa State, now 3-4 overall and 0-3 in the Big
12 Conference, plays host to Texas Tech Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Jack Trice
Stadium. Oklahoma is 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the Big 12
Conference. The game was costly to both teams. Iowa State lost senior all-Big 12 cornerback
DeAndre Jackson with a knee inury that has likely ended his collegiate
career. Peterson, a Heisman Trophy hopeful, broke his
collarbone diving into the end zone on a 53-yard TD run that ended the
"Oklahoma won the battle at the line of scrimmage,"
State head coach Dan McCarney said. "Our defense played well nearly the entire game. Losing one
of the great players in school history, DeAndre Jackson, deprives us of a great
leader. We hurt for him."
Oklahoma jumped out to a
14-0 lead with Peterson scoring on a 6-yard run and Malcolm Perry catching a
9-yard TD pass from Paul Thompson in the game's first 15 minutes. Then
quarterback Bret Meyer drove Iowa State 80 yards in six plays with the climax
coming on a 31-yard TD pass to wide receiver Todd Blythe that made it 14-7
(Culbertson kick) with 1:44 remaining in the first quarter. The first half ended
with a 58-yard run by Stevie Hicks, the longest dash of his career. The
officials ruled time had expired with the play and the first half was
Oklahoma led 24-7 at
Cyclones cut the lead to 14 points (23-9) when Tyrone McKenzie tackled Adrian
Peterson in the Sooner endzone with 11:32 left in the third quarter after
Peterson had fumbled and then thrown the pigskin out of the back of the
endzone. McKenzie finished the game with a contest-high 15 tackles. Shawn Moorehead, Brent Curvey and Ahtyba Rubin recorded sacks for
an interception in the third quarter that Oklahoma convereted into the second of two
field goals by Garret Hartley for a 27-7 Sooner advantage.
Meyer finished the
game 14-of-25 for for 149 yards and a TD with two interceptions. Hicks
rushed for 83 yards on 13 carries.