“You just have to stay grounded and stay focused on what’s going to help you win,” Ferentz said. “I don’t think this game will tough to illustrate that point. This thing was hard all the way and it was that way for both teams.”
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No. 19 Oklahoma State runs past Iowa State 58-27
AMES – Desmond Roland ran for a career-high 219 yards and four touchdowns and 19th-ranked Oklahoma State routed Iowa State 58-27 on Saturday for its third straight win.
Quarterback Clint Chelf had 163 total yards in his second start of the season for the Cowboys (6-1, 3-1 Big 12), who ran for a season-high 342 yards.
Oklahoma State scored 14 points in a 2- 1/2 minute stretch late in the third quarter to extend its lead to 45-20. Roland ran 58 yards for his third touchdown of the day, and Tyler Johnson took a fumble 54 yards for a TD with 4:17 left in the third.
Sam Richardson had 95 yards passing and a touchdown for Iowa State (1-6, 0-4) before leaving the game late in the first half after an apparent blow to the head.
After a blistering start, Oklahoma State let Iowa State sneak back into the game by halftime.
The Cowboys blew past the hapless Cyclones with a dominant third quarter.
Roland broke at least four tackles during his 58-yard TD run, the longest of his career, to put Oklahoma State up 38-20.
Cowboys linebacker Joe Mitchell then stripped Ernst Brun, and Johnson deftly maneuvered through a crowd of Cyclones and found the pylon for a back-breaking score.
Chelf, who got the starting nod over J.W. Walsh, was just 10 of 26 passing for 78 yards. But he added 85 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Cowboys -- who had 179 yards rushing in just the third quarter.
Iowa State was coming off the most lopsided loss in school history, having been throttled by No. 6 Baylor 71-7 last weekend in Waco.