The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Oklahoma


The Good:

– The defense kept the game close.  When Iowa State was turning the ball over frequently in the first half, the Sooners could have made it ugly.  Instead, the defense held the Sooners to only 26 points and only allowed 3 points the entire second half.

– Ter’Ran Benton led the way for the Clones on defense.  He recorded 11 solo tackles with a fumble recovery and an interception.

– Jake Knott also had a solid day with 11 tackles and an interception that prevented an OU touchdown.

– Jeff Woody was the leading rusher yesterday for Iowa State.  He ran for 60 yards on 13 carries.

– Albert Gary continues to shine as he led the team with 52 yards receiving and 4 catches.

The Bad:

– Zach Guyer missed a PAT, his first of the year.

– According to Paul Rhoads, James White suffered a shoulder injury in the Oklahoma State.  After the two fumbles, Rhoads decided to bench him and said that it was more because of his injury rather than the turnovers.

The Ugly:

– Again, the Cyclones beat themselves by turning the ball over 4 times.  The exchange between James White and Jared Barnett resulted in 2 of the turnovers.  Both of the botched handoffs occured in the first half.  Jared Barnett also threw an interception and ISU fumbled a kickoff right before halftime that led to a field goal for the Sooners.

– Penalties also hurt ISU throughout the day, specifically false starts.  Kelechi Osemele is a great player but the amount of false starts he committs is unbelievable.

– The offense could not get anything going at all yesterday.  If they could have generated even a little bit, it would have made the game a close one.  The defense was playing great but the offense could not reward their efforts.

– Jared Barnett had the first bad game of his career.  He only completed 13 of his 28 passes with an interception and a lucky touchdown pass.  Oh well, if you told me before that he would win 3 of 4 games in the Big 12, I wouldn’t have believed you at all.