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OU-Iowa State: Halftime thoughts, notes, stats and quotes

Anthony Slater Published: November 3, 2012
By Anthony Slater – Aslater@opubco.com – @anthonyVslater 
  • Oklahoma has 239 passing yards. Iowa State has 62.  Oklahoma has 86 rushing yards. Iowa State has 22. Oklahoma is 5/7 on third down. Iowa State is 1/7. But somehow, the Sooners only lead 14-6. Tells you a lot about both teams right now.
  • Good Landry showed up early in Ames, shredding the Iowa State defense for 156 yards and the game’s only touchdown through a quarter and a half. Then Bad Landry took the reigns, tossing two brutal interceptions late in the second quarter. The turnovers led to both ISU field goals.
  • Then the schizophrenia took over again, with Good Landry reappearing for the Sooners’ final drive. He threw two beautiful fade routes, the last of which went to Kenny Stills for a 21-yard touchdown in the final minute.
  • Landry is 18/26 for 239 yards and two touchdowns at the half, well on his way to a season-high in all categories.
  • Steele Jantz and the Iowa State offense have been brutal. Might be the worst in the conference (sans Kansas). He went 6/16 for 57 yards in the first 30 minutes. And the Cyclones receivers didn’t help, dropping a few easy catches.
  • OU’s defense has played well, as expected, stoning the Cyclones. They should have a shutout, if not for Landry’s two picks.
  • Eight Sooners have recorded a reception, with Justin Brown’s five for 83 yards leading the way.
  • Kenny Stills has three for 42 yards and a touchdown. Sterling Shepard has two for 32 and a touchdown.
  • And Trey Metoyer reappeared from anonymity, catching two second-quarter passes.
  • Eight points seems almost insurmountable for ISU’s stalled out offense. As long as the Sooners don’t give it away.
  • “There won’t be any panic in that locker room.” – Paul Rhoads talking about Iowa State’s halftime mindset.

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