Ahead a touchdown, the OSU defense bent severely in the final seconds, including allowing a fourth-and-13 conversion down to the Cowboys 3.
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Here are three takeaways from Oklahoma State's Week 11 victory over Iowa State. On OSU's third play of the possession, QB Mason Rudolph found wide receiver Dillon Stoner for a 19-yard touchdown that turned out to be the game victor.
Green held on to an interception with 32 seconds left to seal a 49-42 win over Iowa State on Saturday.
Had Iowa State won Saturday the loser of the game between the No. 5 Sooners and No. 6 Horned Frogs would be at a head-to-head disadvantage. Two minutes later, the Cowboys took the lead. By rule, simultaneous possession goes to the receiving team.
Iowa State running back David Montgomery had a big day of his own with 105 rushing yards and three touchdowns, as well as six receptions for 44 yards, but the Cyclones' inability to lock down OK State squandered that showing.More news: Wisconsin Still on Track to Harvest Record Soybean Acreage
Rudolph overcame a slow start to finish with 376 passing yards and three touchdowns, while Hill rushed for 134 yards and three scores.
Iowa State scored on its first drive of the second half to take a 28-24 lead over the Cowboys. The Cyclones quickly moved down the field, including a 4th-and-13 conversion in which backup Zeb Noland hit Montgomery for 19 yards and a first down and goal.
Even so, Iowa State may have found its quarterback of the future in Noland, as he made some big-time throws despite the late miscue. Iowa State fans were understandably upset at the controversial call, but it appears the refs got the call correct with Green coming down with first possession.
Iowa State tied the game at 21 right before halftime, going 91 yards in seven plays and scoring on a Joel Lanning 1-yard run.
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