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Cyclones win in 2OT over #2 Oklahoma State

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Would you believe that in November a team 8th in the conference upsetting the top team in the conference? Well, Oklahoma State a 28 point favorite and ranked #2 in nation lost to Iowa State 37-31 in double overtime.  Let it be known that Iowa State had two weeks to prepare for their final home game of the season.  Their efforts came up with another upset victim in Big 12 play.  Two years ago, it was Nebraska.  Last year, it was Texas.  This year it is Oklahoma State and it was done at home on national TV.  See AP Story at Yahoo! Sports.

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The ISU coaches put a lot of faith in their freshman quarterback Jared Barnett who was 31-58 for 376 yards, 3 2 TDs and 2 INTs. He also lead the team in rushing with 84 yards. But, Jeff Woody’s 25 yards in the second overtime and winning TD that gave ISU the victory.  See Des Moines Register story.

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Turnovers were a big part of this game as it was certain that OSU would pull it out after ISU’s 3 turnover in the game.  But, it was OSU’s first 4 turnovers that kept the game close and kept the Jack Trice fans in the stands.  Josh Weeden was stellar in the game distributing the ball to his receivers but the ISU defense stopped OSU’s running game.  ISU defense caused OSU’s fifth turnover by intercepting Weeden  in their second overtime possession setting up Woody for his overtime winning TD run.  Check out story at GoCyclones.com

ISU win makes them bowl eligible, but I would like to see them win one more game.  But, it will not be easy as they face Oklahoma and Kansas State on the road the next two weekends.  Check out Post Game Celebration at Cyclones.com.

College teams outside the Big 12 are happy that another undefeated team has fallen.  But, this humble college football fan hopes that LSU loses to Arkansas in couple weeks making the BCS competition a real chaotic mess with only one remaining unbeaten team, Houston.  Let the chaos begin.

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