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University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 09, 2012

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2:30 p.m. | Sooners Win!
That's it for us in Ames as the Sooners move to 6-2 (4-1 Big 12) on the year with a 35-20 win at Iowa State. Thanks for joining us throughout the day on our live blog. We'll have recap, highlights, photos and more on shortly. Don't forget to tune in to our live stream of head coach Bob Stoops' post-game press conference, which can be found at the link below.

Post-Game Press Conference Link
2:25 p.m. | Breathe
Tony Jefferson snatched his second interception of the season to crush Iowa State's comeback hopes. OU will take possession with 3:21 remaining on its own 17-yard line.
2:20 p.m. | Cyclones Take Possession
OU's response after the onside kick didn't last long. With 4:56 to play, Iowa State will take over at its own 26-yard line. Sooners lead 35-20.
2:16 p.m. | Onside Kick
Trailing by 15, Iowa State attempted an onside kick. OU's Trey Metoyer recovered at the OU 37-yard line.
2:15 p.m. | Long Drives
With ISU's 75-yard possession, the two teams have now combined for six touchdown drives of at least 65 yards, the Sooners claiming four of those. OU leads 35-20 with 6:32 left on the clock.
1:59 p.m. | Post-Game Press Conference
We still have more than 10 minutes to play here in Ames, but here's a link to watch the post-game press conference live from Jack Trice Stadium. Head coach Bob Stoops and select players will give their thoughts on OU's game vs. Iowa State.

Post-Game Press Conference Link
1:57 p.m. | What a Catch!
For the second time today, Landry Jones connects with Kenny Stills for six points, this time from 31 yards out. For the sixth time in his career, Jones has more than 400 yards passing and at least four touchdowns. It's also the 10th-career 400-yard passing game for Jones. Sooners lead 35-13 and a sampling of Cyclone fans are headed for the exits.

1:41 p.m. | One Quarter to Go
Oklahoma duplicated its second-quarter scoring effort by throwing 14 more points on the board in the third stanza. The Sooners take a 28-13 lead into the final frame with the ball on Iowa State's 46-yard line. OU is two-for-two in the second-half on ending drives with touchdowns.
1:35 p.m. | Putting Up Points
Oklahoma and Iowa State have already combined to score more points in the third quarter (21) than they did in the entire first-half (20).
1:32 p.m. | Clay in Driver's Seat
Brennan Clay rushed for 41 of his career-high 108 yards on Oklahoma's eight-play, 68-yard drive that ended with the running back's 18-yard touchdown to extend OU's lead to 28-13.

1:22 p.m. | Two-for-Two
After the opening quarter of the first-half went scoreless, each team has punched the ball into the end zone on their first possessions of the third quarter. OU leads 21-13.
1:20 p.m. | Sooners Seeing Triple
With Justin's Brown's 107 receiving yards, five different Sooners have registered 100-yard receiving games this season, tying a program record. OU also accomplished the feat in 2001 and 2008.
1:15 p.m. | Touchdown Brown!
Justin Brown's 20-yard touchdown reception put the wideout over 100 yards receiving on the day with a career-high 107. The catch came on third-and-9 and helped put the Sooners ahead 21-6. The drive lasted 14 plays, covered 75 yards and ate up 6:08 of clock.

1:10 p.m. | Milestone Conversion
Landry Jones' third-down completion to Kenny Stills moved him into fifth-place all-time in NCAA career passing yards (14,675).
1:05 p.m. | Clay's Day
Brennan Clay, who started at RB for the Sooners, already has a career-high 67 rushing yards. His previous best was 64 yards against Tulsa on Sept. 3, 2011.
1:01 p.m. | Good Sign
The Sooners are 19-1 when Landry Jones throws for 200 yards or more in the first-half. Jones had 239 yards in the first-half.
12:57 p.m. | Second Half Coming
We're just under three minutes from kicking off the second-half here at Jack Trice Stadium. The Sooners will start the second-half with the football.
12:55 p.m. | Halftime Notes
Check out some halftime notes via our hard-working media relations staff:

Seven Sooners already had double-digit receiving yardage at halftime led by Justin Brown's five receptions for 83 yards. OU's season high is eight players with double-digit yardage (Florida A&M).

Brennan Clay got his first start of the season and first since week three last season vs. Missouri (9/24/11). It was his fifth-career start overall.

Sterling Shepard is now tied for fifth with Mark Clayton and Keith Jackson for most receiving touchdowns by an OU freshman.

Jordan Phillips has tied a career high with four tackles.

Oklahoma is 128-9 under Stoops when leading at halftime and 4-0 this season.
12:39 p.m. | Halftime
It's halftime here in Ames with the Sooners leading 14-6. It marks the fifth time that OU has led at intermission this season, all of which have resulted in wins.
12:38 p.m. | That Escalated Quickly
Seemingly content to run the ball and head into the locker room, a couple of Brennan Clay runs that resulted in a first down opened up the playbook. Landry Jones hit Justin Brown on a 40-yard pass to the ISU 20-yard line. On the next play, Jones hit Kenny Stills for a touchdown and it's 14-6 here in Ames! The Sooners are 27-2 when Jones throws at least two touchdowns in a game.

12:33 p.m. | Held to Three Again
Following OU's second turnover that put ISU in solid field position, the Sooner defense stepped up once again and only gave up three points.
12:27 p.m. | Tipped Pass
On an intended pass for Jalen Saunders, QB Landry Jones' pass was tipped and then intercepted by Givens. That marks his second INT today.
12:26 p.m. | Back on Offense
Brennan Clay's 30-yard kickoff return matched OU's average for the season, which ranked third in the country heading into this weekend.
12:23 p.m. | Defense Holds
After the interception, the OU defense held strong, only allowing the Cyclone offense to move six yards. ISU was forced to settle for a field goal to make it 7-3 here in Ames.
12:20 p.m. | Turnover
Iowa State DB Durrell Givens intercepted a Landry Jones pass and returned it 47 yards to the OU 15-yard line. Regardless, we tip our hats to Jalen Saunders for not giving up on the play and catching up to Givens from behind to make the tackle. If not, ISU would've had six points.
12:14 p.m. | Field Position
For the third consecutive time, Oklahoma's offense will start at its own 10-yard line or further inside. After another defensive stop for OU, the Cyclones pinned OU at the 3-yard line. The Sooners' previous two drives started at its own 10 and 3-yard line. It didn't seem to stop OU on its last drive. We'll see if the offense can keep it going here.
12:07 p.m. | Touchdown!
On third-and-8 from the ISU 20-yard line, Landry Jones connected with Sterling Shepard on a touchdown to put the Sooners on the scoreboard. It marked Shepard's third touchdown catch of his rookie campaign and the 106th TD pass of Jones' career. The drive went 12 plays for 90 yards in 4:40.

12:02 p.m. | Big Third Down Coming
OU has third-and-8 following the Cyclone timeout at the ISU 20-yard line. The Sooners benefitted from a huge 18-yard catch by Durron Neal on the only other third down on this drive (third-and-8 back at the OU 25). The Sooners are 4-for-6 so far on third downs.
11:59 a.m. | Run, Sterling, Run
Freshman WR Sterling Shepard just registered his first-career rush on a reverse, a 13-yarder that placed the Sooners at the ISU 22-yard line. OU is looking to get on the board first on this drive.
11:50 a.m. | Watch Live Online
If you're just following online with us, but don't have an option to watch the game on TV, you can do so via the online ESPN3 option by clicking here.
11:47 a.m. | End of the First Quarter
After one quarter, we're still deadlocked at zero with neither team able to finish a drive. The Sooners allowed just two completions in the opening period, a category OU ranked fourth in the country in entering the contest, allowing just 108 connections.
11:39 a.m. | McGee's Sack Attack
Stacy McGee's sack, which took place on third down of ISU's most recent possession, caused a loss of six yards and forced the Cyclones to punt. Watch it below:

11:33 a.m. | Stills' First Catch
With Kenny Stills' first reception, he moved into sole possession of fifth-place all-time at OU in career receptions with 168. Coming into the game, he was tied with DeMarco Murray. He needs one more catch to tie Quentin Griffin for fourth all-time with 169.
11:24 a.m. | Spreading the Love
Although OU's drive ended on a failed fourth-and-1 at the ISU 5-yard line, quarterback Landry Jones' disribution of the football on the Sooners' possession was impressive. Jones completed his first four passes to four different receivers, all for first downs and each pass went for at least 12 yards.
11:18 a.m. | First Timeout
With 10:28 remaining in the first quarter, we have our first timeout of the game, called by the Sooners. Oklahoma has second-and-9 at the ISU 13-yard line here on its opening drive.
11:13 a.m. | Offensive Starters
Starting on defense for OU (in no particular order): Landry Jones, Brennan Clay, Kenny Stills, Jalen Saunders, Justin Brown, Gabe Ikard, Tyrus Thompson, Adam Shead, Bronson Irwin, Darrell Williams and Trey Millard. For Thompson, it's his first career start in 13 career games for OU.
11:11 a.m. | Give Us the Ball
After a defensive penalty on OU on the first play from scrimmage, the Sooners held ISU to three downs and will get the ball on their own 26-yard line.
11:10 a.m. | Defensive Starters
Starting on defense for OU (in no particular order): Tony Jefferson, Tom Wort, Corey Nelson, Javon Harris, Casey Walker, Jamarkus McFarland, Chuke Ndulue, Demontre Hurst, Aaron Colvin, Gabe Lynn and David King.
11:05 a.m. | Coin Toss
Oklahoma captains Tress Way, Trey Millard, Gabe Ikard and David King represented the Sooners for the coin toss. Iowa State won the toss and elected to receive.
11:03 a.m. | Teams Enter Field
Both teams have stormed onto the field to "Smoke on the Water." It looks like a packed house here in Ames.
10:53 a.m. | Live Photo Gallery
As we do every Saturday, we have our live photo gallery running on Facebook, which provides exclusive access and sets the scene for the game. Check it out by clicking the photo of OU head coach Bob Stoops and ISU coach Paul Rhoads below:

10:41 a.m. | Field Observation
We just arrived back in the press box after taking photos from the field and locker room. One observation: The grass is a little lengthy and was causing some slippage out on the field. It's definitely longer than Owen Field.
9:49 a.m. | Team Arrives
The Oklahoma Sooners have arrived safely here at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa. Check out the video as they make their way from the team buses to the visiting locker room:

7:01 a.m. | Oklahoma at Iowa State
Join us for our live blog on Saturday, Nov. 3, as the Sooners play the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. The game kicks at 11 a.m. Central and will be televised on ABC.




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