KILLER INSTINCT: C
The Sooners took a 35-13 lead with 10:59 left in the game. But Iowa State dominated the rest of the way. The Cyclones went on a 75-yard touchdown, quickly forced an OU punt and threatened again, before Tony Jefferson's interception finally sealed the game with 3:21 remaining. The fourth quarter should have been breezier.
Temperatures at kickoff were 45 and rose into the 50s, with only a slight wind. You can't beat that in Iowa in November. It wasn't San Diego weather – though the Cali trio of Brennan Clay, Jefferson and Kenny Stills certainly made it their day with its greatest collective performance ever.
PRESSURING JANTZ: B
Iowa State quarterback Steele Jantz was sacked thrice and hurried thrice – and it seemed like more. However, OU didn't rattle the usually-erratic Jantz into mistakes. Jantz dropped back to pass almost 50 times but didn't throw an interception until turning desperate in the final minutes.