NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – Kyle Kempt passed for 343 yards and three touchdowns, including a 25-yarder to Allen Lazard that put Iowa State ahead with 2:19 left in the fourth quarter and Joel Lanning made plays on offense and defense to lead the Cyclones to a stunning 38-31 upset of No. 3 Oklahoma on Saturday.
The loss snapped Oklahoma’s nation-leading 14-game win streak and the Sooners’ 18-game winning streak against the Cyclones that dated to 1990. It was just Iowa State’s second victory against Oklahoma since 1961, and the Cyclones (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) did it without their starting quarterback.
Kempt, a senior, had thrown just two passes in his career before Saturday’s contest. He played because regular starter Jacob Park went on leave for undisclosed personal medical reasons late this week.
Lanning, who switched from quarterback to linebacker in the offseason, played both positions on Saturday. According to the Des Moines Register, he’s the first Iowa State player since 1971 to get significant action both ways in a game. He ran for 35 yards, passed for 25 and had eight tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery.
Baker Mayfield passed for 306 yards and rushed for 57 the Sooners (4-1, 1-1).
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Nate Stanley threw for 247 yards and three touchdowns and Iowa rolled past Illinois 45-16 on Saturday, snapping a two-game losing streak.
Safety Brandon Snyder added an 89-yard interception return for a score in his first game back from a knee injury for the Hawkeyes (4-2, 1-2 Big Ten), who outscored Illinois (2-3, 0-2) 28-3 in the second half.
Snyder’s pick-six came with 6:40 left in the third quarter and made it 24-16 Iowa, and Stanley found Matt VandeBerg for a 39-yard TD reception to push the lead to 15 early in the fourth quarter.
Akrum Wadley put the game away on an 18-yard touchdown run with 8:49 left.
Wadley finished with 115 yards, surpassing the 100-yard mark for the third time this season, and he added a 2-yard TD reception.
Jeff George Jr. threw for 246 yards in his first start of the season – but he also threw three interceptions without finding the end zone.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – Sean McGuire threw three touchdowns including the game-winner in the final seconds as Western Illinois beat Northern Iowa 38-29 on Saturday.
The Leathernecks (4-1, 1-1 Missouri Valley Conference) trailed 29-25 with six seconds to play when McGuire hit Jaelon Acklin at the goal line for a 20-yard touchdown and a 31-29 lead. Michael Bishoff recovered a UNI fumble on the ensuing kickoff and took it 20 yards for another Leathernecks’ touchdown for the final score as time expired.
Earlier in the fourth, Western Illinois had gone ahead 25-14 on a 38-yard McGuire-to-Acklin scoring pass but Northern Iowa had taken the 29-25 lead later in the quarter on two quick Eli Dunne TD passes highlighted by a diving end zone catch by Aaron Graham with 1:12 left in the game.
McGuire finished with 334 yards passing for the Leathernecks. Acklin had 158 yards receiving and Steve McShane had 56 yards and a score rushing.
Dunne threw for 342 yards and four touchdowns for the Panthers (2-3, 1-1).
Clear Lake High School alum and Western Illinois linebacker Pete Swenson had two solo tackles and assisted on two other tackles, including a sack.
— Mason City High volleyball tournament
Waverly-Shell Rock 5-0, Osage 4-1, Central Springs 2-2, Humboldt 2-1, Clear Lake 1-2, Webster City 1-2, St. Ansgar 0-3
— NIACC volleyball from Saturday
NIACC 3-0 Anoka-Ramsey (25-23, 25-10, 25-14)
NIACC 3-2 Marshalltown (25-14, 18-25, 12-25, 25-23, 15-12)
Hannah Wagner — 31 kills, 27 digs, 5 blocks
Sydney Roush — 63 assists, 12 digs
NIACC — 6-14 overall — travel to Grand View JV on Wednesday
BETTENDORF – The No. 12 NIACC men’s cross country team won the junior college division and placed second overall at the St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Invitational Saturday at Crow Creek Park.
NIACC, which was led by individual champion Brian Jacques, totaled 85 points to claim the junior college division. Hawkeye CC was second in the junior college division with 139 points.
Olivet Nazarene was the overall champion with 77 points.
Jacques, a freshman, claimed his second straight individual title as he covered the 8-kilometer course in a personal best 25 minutes, 47 seconds, which ranks eighth on NIACC’s all-time 8K list. Jacques also won the Division II race at the University of Minnesota Roy Griak Invitational on Sept. 23.
Jacques’ previous personal best 8K time was 25:59 at Grinnell’s Les Duke Invitational on Sept. 9.
NIACC’s Blake Keller was fourth in 26:37 and Jacob Hansen was 13th in a personal-best 27:22 (tied for 33rd on school’s all-time list). Other counting scores for the Trojans were David Carter (33rd in 28:03) and Daniel Henniger (34th in 28:04).
The NIACC women placed eighth overall and were third in the junior college division with 210 points. St. Ambrose was the overall women’s champion with 35 points and Iowa Western was the junior college champion with 117 points.
NIACC was led by Julia Dunlavey, who was 32nd in 21:30 on the 5K course. Next in line for the Lady Trojans was Amy Fullerton (44th in 22:02). Also counting for the Lady Trojans was Rebekah Larson (63rd in 23:15), Keisha Gonzague (66th in 23:25) and Ally Trager (76th in 24:00.).
NIACC returns to action Friday in the first Trent Smith Invitational on the NIACC campus.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Jaccob Slavin scored in the shootout and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4. Victor Rask scored late in regulation and Sebastian Aho had two key assists while Noah Hanifin, Joakim Nordstrom and Derek Ryan also scored to help Carolina win its opener. Mikko Koivu sent it to overtime by scoring in the final second of regulation.