NCAA Football Game Notes: Oklahoma vs. Iowa State (2007)

Eric ThomasonCorrespondent ISeptember 30, 2008


 Oklahoma          vs.           Iowa State

Box Score

#5OKLA (7-1)0071017
 ISU (1-7)70007


Game Notes

First Quarter

Iowa State holds OU to a three-and-out to start the game. Do I smell upset? Ha.
ISU is driving down the field by converting on third downs, but OU stiffens at midfield.

Allen Patrick turns it up for the Sooners and shows his strength and speed, but on the very next play, Patrick puts the ball on the ground with 6:55 to play in the first.
Iowa State is in business.

Wow, what another great third-down completion Brett Meyer to his WR Sumrall.
Meyer rolled out to the sideline for what seemed to be about five minutes before making the throw. 

RB Jason Scales pounds it soon after. and the Cyclones have an early 7-0 lead.

OU tries to respond with the deep ball, but it was underthrown. Should have been six to Malcom Kelly. Then, Bradford leaves another ball short two plays later to Iglesias. Sooners are forced to punt.

ISU on the move, but the drive stalls at midfield. Scales and Meyer are playing well on offense.

OU has the ball in good position and should strike here. Let’s see. 1:00 left in the first.


Second Quarter

LB Jessie Smith is making good tackles in the open field for ISU, but OU is marching down on a lengthy drive.

BIG PLAY: On fourth-and-five from the 37 yardline ISU sticks Bradford as he tried to scramble for the first down.

OU is in a game.

The Cyclones are going right down the field once again. Scales continues to run hard, and Meyer continues to deliver strikes.

Meyer scrambles and converts on fourth-and-five to keep the Cyclone drive alive.
Cyclones try a FG but Culbertson shanks it wide and boy do I mean WIDE.

Big break for OU.

What an amazing play by CB Bell, who picks off the tipped pass and then had one of the most amazing runs I have seen in recent years.  Everyone on OU touched him.

Iowa State is inside the 20.

BIG PLAY: Fourth-and-one at the 8 yard line and OU stuffs Scales.

What a hold for the Sooners. Maybe a season-saving hold.

And a very questionable decision by Gene Chizik.

DeMarcus Granger is eating up the line of scrimmage as the second half comes to a close.

7-0 ISU at halftime.


Third Quarter

OU is on the move to start the second half, a very long drive. Responding like an Oklahoma team should.

The best back on OU this season, Chris Brown punches it in; 7-7 with 8:35 left in the third.

Freshman Demarco Murray fumbles at midfield.  OU is killing itself.

ISU takes over with six minutes left in the third, but does nothing with the ball.

Chris Brown continues to impress; the guy is picking up first downs he shouldn’t be picking up.

Bradford for the third time can’t hook up with a wide-open receiver deep down the field.
Should have three touchdowns now.

Bradford takes a huge sack, but as the freshman has all season, he finds his TE Greshem to bail him out and pick up a huge first down as the third quarter comes to an end. 7-7.


Fourth Quarter

Brown pounds it in for the Sooners to start the quarter, and Oklahoma has their first lead of the game at 14-7.

ISU is facing a fourth-and-inches in its own territory; let's see what Gene decides to do here.

He punts and OU will start at its own 15.

WAIT there was an illegal formation. Unbelievable.

Next punt: OU will take it at the 21, so not too costly. 11 minutes to play.

ISU forces a three-and-out and the punt was shanked. Good field position for the Cyclones.

Meyer hooks up with Blythe for a huge completion and a first down inside the 20.

BIG PLAY: Fourth-and-inches at the eight: Meyer on a QB rollout and dove for the first down, huge play.

A deflected pass falls into the hands of Wolfe, who intercepts the ball in the end zone. Hmmm I haven't seen that before.

I believe that's the fourth consecutive week the safety has got his hands on a deflected ball.

Fourth-and-four for OU on the 33-yard line with three minutes to play: Completion to Greshem and then a huge sack on third down for 10 yards, and it forces a 43-yard field goal.

It curves in and OU will survive. 17-7.


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