Nov 12, 2022; Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma State’s John Paul Richardson (17) catches the ball in front of Iowa State’s Mason Chambers (0) during the second half of a college game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys (OSU) and the Iowa Cyclones at Boone Pickens Stadium. Credit: Sarah Phipps-USA TODAY Sports
Iowa State’s inability to get out of its own way struck again.
The Cyclones fell to Oklahoma State on Saturday in Stillwater, 20-14, as they turned the ball over five times with three of the turnovers coming in Cowboy territory.
Iowa State gained Oklahoma State nearly 100 yards, passed and rushed for the Cowboys and ran for 19 more than Mike Gundy’s team. Oklahoma State’s offense was held to 244 yards of offense, 187 yards passing and 57 yards rushing.
Oklahoma State converted on 1-of-14 3-pointers in the game.
Iowa State’s offense was again hampered by an inconsistent rushing attack with Cartevio Norton carrying the ball 17 times for 49 yards.
On the afternoon Hunter Dekkers was a roller coaster with 22 carries for 22 yards on 21 carries and three interceptions. Xavier Hutchinson dominated with 10 receptions for 166 yards while surpassing 1,000 receiving yards and breaking the program’s all-time career receptions record.
Iowa State’s defense was magnificent from start to finish.
Mason Chambers and Gerry Vaughn each led the team with six tackles while MJ Anderson posted five tackles, three for a loss. TJ Tampa and Beau Freyler each added interceptions.
Iowa State will host Texas Tech next Saturday in its regular season home finale at Jack Trice Stadium.