10 Things to Know Following OSU’s 24-21 to Iowa State in Ames

October 23, 2021

Oklahoma State fell 24-21 to Iowa State in a heartbreaker in Ames on Saturday, ending its winning streak at eight games. The loss, a first since the penultimate regular season game last season, snaps what was the third-longest winning streak in the nation and, in the process, ends its winning streak over ISU in Ames at four games — the last L coming in 2011.

Yes, that 2011 game.

Here are 10 things to know after the game.

1. OSU has scored 3 points in the third quarter all season long (in seven games). It was held scoreless against Iowa State in the third quarter Saturday while ISU scored 10 third-quarter points to take the lead into the fourth quarter.

2. Spencer Sanders set a season-high with three touchdown passes in the losing effort. He finished the game 15-of-24 passing for 225 yards. It was the most passing touchdowns in a game for him since throwing four in a win over Miami in the 2020 Cheez It Bowl.

3. Brennan Presley set season-highs in receptions (six), receiving yards (84) and receiving touchdowns (two). It was his first mult-touchdown outing of the season.

4. OSU is 30-11 in its last 41 games decided by 10 or fewer points.

5. Jaylen Warren was held to 76 yards rushing on 18 attempts. It was his fewest rushing attempts in a game since Sept. 11 against Tulsa when he rushed 14 times for 37 yards, and the first time since that game he was held to below 100 yards on the ground.

6. Malcolm Rodriguez entered the game ranked eighth in the FBS with 10.0 tackles per game and was the FBS leader with 34 games with six or more tackles since 2018. Against Iowa State, he logged his 14th career game with a double-digit tackle total by recording 13. He has recorded at least six tackles in 12 straight games. (Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, anyone?)

7. The loss to Iowa State was OSU’s sixth since in its last 41 instances in which it failed to convert a halftime lead into a win, dating back to Sept. 17, 2016.

8. Iowa State receiver Xavier Hutchinson recorded a career-high 12 receptions and added 125 yards receiving which were the second-most for him of his career. It’s the second multi-score game for him this season and second of his career. He accounted for 13 targets of Brock Purdy’s 33 pass attempts.

9. Iowa State running back Breece Hall entered the game averaging 124.7 rushing yards per game. Oklahoma State’s defense limited him to 70 on 21 carries. He also added two receptions for 37 yards.

10. Iowa State entered the game averaging 42.3 points and 488.5 yards of total offense in its last four games. The Cowboys held the Cyclones to 24 points and 374 yards. In its three games prior to playing Oklahoma State, Iowa State rushed for 216 yards against Baylor, 290 against Kansas and 210 against Kansas State. Against the Cowboys, the Cyclones had 67.

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