Oklahoma Sooners knock off Iowa State after second-quarter hurdles

OU starts fast, recovers after sluggish second quarter for 52-16 victory.

NORMAN – Saturday night didn’t come without its bumps and it sure wasn’t pretty, but Oklahoma scored 21 points in the first quarter before locking the 52-16 victory in cruise control against Iowa State.

No. 15 Oklahoma managed just 64 yards of offense in the second quarter, but the lull didn’t matter. The Sooners scored on a pair of one-play drives in the first 12 minutes and relied on a defense that kept Iowa State out of the end zone until the final minutes when the first-team was out of the game.

The Sooners needed just 90 combined seconds in the first quarter to mount three scoring drives, including a double reverse flea flicker on Oklahoma’s first play from scrimmage. The Sooners finished with six touchdown drives of less than 70 seconds.

After the second-quarter speed bump, Oklahoma (8-1, 5-1 Big 12 Conference) made easy work of Iowa State, scoring 50 points for the fourth straight game - the first time since 2008. Baker Mayfield finished with 342 yards and three touchdowns. Receiver Durron Neal set a career-high with 10 receptions for 75 yards.

Oklahoma, which got touchdowns from seven different players, rushed for 279 yards as it beat Iowa State for the 17th-straight time – the longest active winning streak against any team.

Iowa State (3-6, 2-4) lost its fifth game to a team with one loss or fewer thus far this season.

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