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Oklahoma football: Trevor Knight comes on for injured Blake Bell, leads OU to 48-10 win over Iowa State

By ALEX ABRAMS Modified: November 16, 2013 at 3:29 pm •  Published: November 16, 2013


photo - Oklahoma's Trevor Knight (9) passes the ball during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Iowa State University Cyclones (ISU) at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Trevor Knight (9) passes the ball during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Iowa State University Cyclones (ISU) at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

class="WireP">Williams scored on a 69-yard touchdown run in the opening minute of the third quarter, lifting Oklahoma to its first lead of the day. The two-play, 75-yard drive showed the Sooners are capable of scoring in a hurry.

Brennan Clay added a 63-yard touchdown later in the third to extend Oklahoma’s lead to 27-10. The two long touchdown runs all but dashed Iowa State’s hopes of snapping a 15-game losing streak to Oklahoma.

Oklahoma’s offensive woes carried over into Saturday, and things didn’t begin to get better until Knight took over.

The Sooners managed just one first down and 25 yards of total offense in the first quarter. It marked the fourth straight game that Oklahoma failed to score in the first.

Saunders scored Oklahoma’s only touchdown of the first half when he fielded a punt at the 9, eluded a few defenders, and raced to the end zone with 1:09 remaining in the second quarter. The Cyclones, losers of seven in a row, jumped out to a 7-0 lead when Sam Richardson ran untouched on a 4-yard touchdown run with 14:18 left in the second quarter. 


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