It's not like it's not been apparent. "We've let teams come back in games". "When you do that to a team that has their backs against the wall - we know exactly how it feels - it's something that you can't do". Eddy Pineiro missed the first extra point of his career in the third quarter and never got a chance to atone for it.
Iowa State'sJoel Lanning celebrates with fans after beating Oklahoma, 38-31.
The lack of experience didn't matter, as Kempt completed 18 of 24 passes for 343 yards with three touchdowns. Kempt got the call after Jacob Park didn't make the trip due to what Matt Campbell called "personal health issues".
The loss snapped Oklahoma's nation-leading 14-game winning streak and the Sooners' 18-game run against the Cyclones that dated to 1990. The Nov. 4 Bedlam meeting in Stillwater will be an elimination game, and Oklahoma will probably need to win its final seven games, plus the Big 12 Championship Game, to earn a final four spot. We've got a lot of games. "That's for sure. We rose in coverage a couple different times and that helped, but we're going to have to do more to protect ourselves". "We're trying to get this program to national status".
Lanning made plays as a linebacker - recording eight tackles and a sack - and as a quarterback, rushing for 35 yards and passing for 25.
"That just shows you the heart of Joel Lanning", Campbell told FOX.
Then, at the end, there was Lanning in the middle of a Cyclones' celebration after an stunning 38-31 upset win on Saturday.
NO. 2 CLEMSON 28, WAKE FOREST 14 - At Clemson, S.C., Kelly Bryant threw for 200 yards and a touchdown before leaving with an ankle injury and Clemson beat Wake Forest to reach to 6-0 for a third straight season. This was the fourth game in FBS history to go into seven overtimes. The touchdown came after Kansas State's Matthew McCrane missed a 53-yard field goal attempt that bounced off the left upright.
Will Grier threw for 366 yards and three TDs for West Virginia (3-2, 1-1), including two long catch-and-run scores in a span of about 2 1/2 minutes late in the third quarter. With defensible rationale, he compared the task up ahead to when he used to coach towering Oklahoma and would have to play puny Iowa State, even as he did not use the exact words "towering" and "puny".
With a huge non-conference win under their belt, the Sooners looked to be a real contender for the College Football Playoff.
Barkley finished with 75 yards rushing after being held to minus-1 in the first half. It was just Iowa State's second victory over Oklahoma since 1961, and the Cyclones (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) did it without their starting quarterback.
-Kerryon Johnson, Auburn, rushed for a career-high 204 yards and three TDs to help the No. 12 Tigers beat MS 44-23. Park, who began his career at Georgia before transferring to two small schools and eventually to Iowa State, threw three interceptions in the Cyclones' last game, a 17-7 home loss to Texas on September 28.
Notre Dame 33, North Carolina 10: Josh Adams ran for 118 yards, including a 73-yard touchdown dash for No. 21 Notre Dame. Michigan's streak ended with a 31-0 loss at Notre Dame on September 6, 2014. MI 18. South Florida 19. Stanford 24. Texas Tech 25.
NO. 19 SAN DIEGO STATE 41, UNLV 10 - At Las Vegas, Rashaad Penny ran for 170 yards and two touchdowns for San Diego State.