It didn't take long for the recruiting weekend to pay off for Oklahoma.
The Sooners picked up two commitments Sunday night, one from a tight end and another from a defensive lineman.
Junior college tight end Isaac Ijalana and high school defensive end Dwayne Orso committed after both visited for Saturday's game against Iowa State.
The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Ijalana also had offers from Illinois, Akron and Bowling Green.
Ijalana has spent this season at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif., after spending last year at Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa.
He is originally from Mount Holly, N.J., and has three seasons to play two years. Ijalana is expected to graduate in December and be in Norman for the spring semester.
His brother, Ben Ijalana, is an offensive lineman for the New York Jets.
Orso (6-foot-6, 255 pounds) is from Homewood, Ala., and was previously committed to Western Kentucky.
He also had offers from Arkansas State, Middle Tennessee State and UAB.
PUNT RETURN NEARLY DIDN'T HAPPEN
Just before the half, the Sooners nearly went the safe route on a punt return, trailing 10-3.
Instead, Sooners coach Bob Stoops decided to put a punt return on since Iowa State was punting with the wind.
Then Jalen Saunders nearly let the punt bounce instead of picking it up just inside OU's 10.
“At first, the coach usually tells me if it's near the 10-yard line, fair catch it or let it go,” Saunders said. “I took two steps back and I saw the guys, the defenders, coming to chase me. They were 20 yards away and coming closer. I was just going to chance it. After that I saw a crease right after I caught it and I just took off.”
The result was a 91-yard punt return for a touchdown that sent OU into the half tied after being outplayed much of the first half.
The last time OU had three different players rush for touchdowns of 50 yards or more was Oct. 15, 1988 against Kansas State when Eric Mitchel (85 yards), Charles Thompson (77) and Mike Gaddis (53) each accomplished the feat. … The Sooners' 405 rushing yards were the most in Stoops' 15 years and the most since rushing for 411 against Louisville in 1997. OU is 107-1 all-time when rushing for more than 400 yards.