Big 12 power structure shifts with Iowa State stunner over Oklahoma

Posted October 08, 2017

After sitting out a season - and playing church league flag football to stay in shape - Park transferred to Iowa State last season.

Folks in Ames were excited to see the progression of the Cyclones program the day Campbell was handed the keys to the auto, and after toppling the Sooners on Saturday, there's even more of a reason to be excited about what's happening with Iowa State.

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Oklahoma had collected one of the most impressive victories in college football this season, winning at Ohio State 31-16 on September 9. It was just the Cyclones' second win over the Sooners (4-1, 1-1) since 1961.

Iowa State trails at halftime, 24-13. He threw for 160 yards with 55 percent accuracy, along with two touchdowns and no interceptions.

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Down 24-10, the Cyclones scored 21 straight, taking their first lead on a 57-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Kempt to Trever Ryen with 12:46 left in the game. The league restored the game to give its champion a better chance of reaching the College Football Playoff.

Iowa State starting quarterback Jacob Park will miss the Cyclones' game Saturday against No. 3 Oklahoma, as he takes a leave of absence for "personal health issues", the team announced Friday.

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Through the season's first month, Oklahoma looked like a sure bet to play in the title game and was pointed toward the CFP. Kempt appeared in one game for the Cyclones last season and completed both of his passes.