It was a most unlikely of upsets.
The Cyclones also got a huge lift from Joel Lanning, who spent most of 2016 as the team's starting quarterback before coach Matt Campbell asked him to switch to middle linebacker.
According to the unofficial statistics, Lanning completed 2 of 3 passes for 25 yards while carrying the ball nine times for 35 yards. "It seems like every time we get out there, they make all the plays, we don't make any", OU defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said.
The Oklahoma loss ends the nation's longest active winning streak at 14 games. He didn't play at Oregon State or at Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College from 2013-15. For example, Georgia or Alabama may not win the SEC despite having one loss, but both would be highly attractive teams over Oklahoma. Lanning played a combined 78 snaps. For comparison, Oklahoma has only forced 6 fumbles this year, recovering three of them. Despite trailing by two touchdowns for much of the first half against a presumed playoff contender with a Heisman contender quarterback, the Cyclones ended that streak on Saturday.
Someone had a little fun with the Wikipedia page for Oklahoma's football team after the Sooners suffered a shocking defeat to Iowa State. Replacing Baker Mayfield next year will be a challenge, as will next week's Red River Rivalry game with Texas. "We're not good enough defending the pass right now".
The senior planted the Iowa state flag on Oklahoma's midfield logo at the Palace on the Prairie. That's correct. Mayfield was outplayed by an anonymous quarterback who came into the game with two career attempts.
Baker Mayfield broke Sam Bradford's Big 12 record by throwing for at least two touchdowns in his 18th straight game.
What goes around comes around.