By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer
Bakersfield’s Lawrence White IV helped lead Iowa State to a 37-30 upset win over BIG 12 power Oklahoma in Ames. The Senior helped lead a defense that allowed the Sooners just 300 passing yards, while holding them to 4 of 13 on 3rd down conversions. The Redshirt senior from Ridgeview High had a team leading 10 tackles 2 solo. That included stopping Sooner running back at goal-line on fourth down early in the first period.
“It’s our senior class,” said Campbell, Iowa State’s fifth-year coach. “We’ve got 16 seniors who came here on a dream that we someday could turn Iowa State football around. They came here at 3-9 and believed in us and believed in our vision.”
It was the first time OU lost back-to-back games since 1999. It was also the first time the Cyclones (2-1,2-0) defeated the Sooners in Ames since 1960.
The win was celebrated by a crowd of 13,724 at Jack Trice Stadium. No fans were allowed for the Sept. 12 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette.
Add White: White is 12th in the conference in tackles with 20 with 15 of them solo.
Matt Corral of Long Beach Poly helped OLE Miss come back from a 28-14 third quarter deficit to defeat Kentucky 42-41 in a thrilling overtime win. The sophomore completed 24 of 29 passes for 320 yards.
In overtime the Wildcats (0-2) scored first and a missed PAT. On the ensuing possession Corral hit Elijah Moore with his 4th touchdown pass of the day to tie the game at 41, then Luke Logan kicked his 6th extra point of the day for the win. Corral also had 51 yards rushing on 13 carries including a 14- yard scamper for the (1-1) Rebels.
Mississippi State quarterback KJ Costello completed 43 of 59 passes in a 21-14 loss to Arkansas.
The former Santa Margarita Catholic high and Stanford standout had is second straight 300-yard game passing for the Bulldogs (1-1) but he also had 3 interceptions in a loss to the (1-1) Razorbacks.
The senior is the SEC Leading passer with 936 yards. followed by LB Polys Corral with 715 yards to go with 7 touchdown passes and a 94.8 QBR.