AMES, Iowa (AP) — Now and then it felt as although it would occur in every single place once more to Oklahoma, which could not shake pesky Iowa State for the second one consecutive 12 months.

This time the Sooners survived — because of an All-The us-type efficiency from their new megastar quarterback.

Kyler Murray threw for 348 yards and 3 touchdowns and the fifth-ranked Sooners held off Iowa State 37-27 on Saturday within the Large 12 opener for each groups.

Marquise Brown had 191 yards receiving and a TD for the Sooners (Three-Zero, 1-Zero Large 12), who prolonged the country’s longest highway profitable streak to 17 video games whilst avenging a shocking house loss to the Cyclones a 12 months in the past.

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“That is one earlier than the season you more or less circle a bit bit,” Oklahoma trainer Lincoln Riley stated. “Now not on account of what took place closing 12 months, however you simply knew with the best way the time table fell this used to be going to be crucial. 3rd sport, lot of latest guys, tricky venue, tricky opponent, first Large 12 sport. There used to be only a lot using in this sport. Our guys rose up and made the massive performs when it counted.”

Iowa State (Zero-2, Zero-1) did not make it simple for the Sooners, rallying from a 14-point deficit to make it 34-27 past due within the 3rd quarter. However the Sooners killed just about 8 mins on a power that ended with a 42-yard box function from Austin Seibert with 2:51 left, and Parnell Motley’s interception with 1:11 to head sealed it.

Backup Zeb Noland threw for a career-high 360 yards and 2 lengthy landing passes to Hakeem Butler for the Cyclones (Zero-2, Zero-1), who had been with out beginning quarterback Kyle Kempt (knee).

Iowa State trainer Matt Campbell stated Kempt may also omit subsequent week’s sport. Noland confirmed he is greater than succesful in a aid position.

“I assumed we settled in,” Campbell stated. “I assumed we performed a lot better in the second one part than the primary part.”

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