Oklahoma hasn’t played in Ames, Iowa, in five years, but to beat the Cyclones this season, the Sooners will need to be focused for four quarters.
Thanks to two rounds of Big 12 realignment, Landry Jones has never been to Ames, Iowa. Neither has Demontre Hurst. Nor David King. But the last time Oklahoma did go to Iowa State, five years ago, the game went down to the fourth quarter.
For a program that once thrived on “Sooner Magic” late in games, the fourth quarter has not been kind in recent years. In fact, since a sluggish 17-7 victory at Iowa State in 2007, OU is 11-14 in games in which the margin was single digits in the fourth quarter.
This season has been no different. The Sooners led Kansas State in the fourth quarter and lost. The Sooners were tied with Notre Dame in the fourth and lost again.
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