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Iowa State was playing without its starting quarterback against No. 3 Oklahoma and even went to its third-stringer in linebacker Joel Lanning. He led the team to an improbable 38-31 win over the Sooners in Norman to absolutely stun them and break open the Big 12 race for the conference’s College Football Playoff spot.

While tossing in a third-string QB might not normally be a big deal, it’s pretty crazy in this instance because Lanning was actually playing linebacker for the Cyclones — and even played the position during this game — because starting QB Jacob Park took an usual leave of absence and he came in for second-string QB, Kyle Kempf.

Here was the touchdown that would prove to be the game-winner for the Cyclones:

Kempf finished with 343 passing yards for three touchdowns while the defense handled Baker Mayfield for the most part. They kept him to a lower-than-normal 306 passing yards, but he did get loose for 57 rushing yards.

The Cyclones play host to Kansas next week while the Sooners will host Texas.

Unranked Iowa State shocks No. 3 Oklahoma in upset road win Brett Deering/Getty Images
Ben Bornstein was born in San Antonio, TX. That would explain his love for the Spurs and good basketball. He was raised in Orlando, Florida for most of his life though, so he has special feelings for the Magic too. He is an avid NBA, NCAA, and NFL fan who ...Read more
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