OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM
DECEMBER 28, 2018
Game 2: No. 5 Oklahoma 37, Iowa State 27
Sept.15 | Ames, Iowa
No. 5 Oklahoma took control of the game late in the second quarter and held
off Iowa State to win 37-27 in ISU’s conference opener. The Cyclones fell to
0-2 overall and 0-1 in Big 12 action, while the Sooners improved to 3-0 overall
and 1-0 in league play.
Iowa State outscored the Sooners in the second half, 17-13, but were unable to
get closer than one score despite a strong showing from redshirt sophomore Zeb
Noland, who started in place of senior Kyle Kempt, who was injured a week earlier.
Noland fi nished the game 25-for-36 for 360 yards and two touchdowns. He hit
Iowa State’s standout receiver Hakeem Butler for scores of 57 and 51 yards, the
second of which drew the Cyclones to within a touchdown early in the third quarter.
The Sooners continually had an answer for everything the Cyclones threw at
them, and eventually sealed the game with an Austin Seibert 42-yard fi eld goal
with 2:51 remaining.
OU led 24-10 at the half after a pair of late touchdowns broke up a 10-10 tie.
Noland connected on a 51-yard pass to Butler with 13:15 left in the second quarter
to knot the score. The play came after a fumble was forced by Greg Eisworth and
recovered by Richard Bowens.
Sooner quarterback Kyler Murray was electric for OU, completing 21-of-28 passes
for 348 yards and three touchdowns. He also racked up 77 rushing yards on 15
attempts. Murray’s favorite target on the day was receiver Marquise Brown, who
tallied nine catches for 191 yards and a score.
Butler fi nished the day with fi ve receptions for a career-high 174 yards and two
touchdowns. Deshaunte Jones pulled down a career-high nine catches for 66 yards.
Eisworth led the defense with 14 tackles and Willie Harvey added seven.
Game 3: Iowa State 26, Akron 13
Sept. 22 | Ames, Iowa
Iowa State’s talented duo of David Montgomery and Hakeem Butler came up
big once again, leading the Cyclones to their fi rst win of the 2018 season.
Montgomery posted his ninth career 100-yard rushing game and Butler had
another strong outing at wide receiver, fi nishing with six catches for 88 yards.
The Cyclones outlasted Akron, 26-13, to improve to 1-2 overall. Akron fell to 2-1
on the season with the loss.
2018 Season In Review