Former Iowa State starting quarterback Joel Lanning, who had switched to defense this season, played both offense and defense Saturday. The school has not said why Park is not with the team. Park still ranks 15th in the NCAA in passing yards (295.2 yards per game) and has thrown nine touchdown passes, thanks in great part to senior All-American wide receiver Allen Lazard who has 24 receptions for 241 yards and three TDs despite constant double-teaming. Parker's absence in the second half was especially notable, as his replacement Chanse Sylvie missed several tackles that turned into big plays for the Cyclones. I can't say enough about my teammates and what they did to help me out. "But, supporting one another in hard times is where our focus is".
Iowa State quarterback Kyle Kempt, a Massillon native, threw for 343 yards and three touchdowns, including the game victor to Allen Lazard with 2:19 remaining.
Oklahoma had collected one of the most impressive victories in college football this season, winning at Ohio State 31-16 on September 9.
Lanning started the game at middle linebacker, then entered the game at quarterback with about four minutes left in the first quarter.
Iowa State responded with a 25-yard field goal from Garrett Owens to cut the OU lead to 14-3 with 1:20 to play in the first quarter. He struggled in his last outing when Iowa State fell to Texas at home as he threw three interceptions and completed just 50 percent of his passes.