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Murray and Sooners look good in Iowa State win 37-27

Oklahoma used a high octane offense and  played their best game of the young season against a very game Iowa State Cyclones for a 37-27 win in Ames.
Sooner quarterback Kyler Murray passed for 348 yards (3 TD passes) and ran for another 77 as Iowa State had difficulty stopping OU all day long.   

 

The Cyclones were able to get big plays in the passing game as Zeb Nolan used his 6’6 wide out Hakeem Butler over the Sooners smaller defensive backs, especially Parnell Motlety.  Stlll, Motley intercepted Nolan on the ‘Clones last drive to snuff out the wind of the home team.  All in all, OU’s defense was effective against the run. All said, OU’s defense played a hard and tough game.

 

“Iowa State is a good team……They are a tough out,” commented Sooner head Coach Lincoln Riley after the tussle.

 

The win for Oklahoma gives them a 3-0 start and the first win of the conference season. ISU is now 0-2 and their first loss in the Big Twelve.

 

Feature Photo:  Oklahoma wide receiver A.D. Miller, left, celebrates a touchdown by Marquise Brown, right, during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)

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About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 64 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

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