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Iowa State answered with a 32-yard TD run from White and Zach Guyer's 24-yard field goal to make it 24-17 with 4:04 left in the third quarter.
Oklahoma State came in averaging 51.7 points, but it couldn't string together the drives that made Weeden a serious Heisman Trophy contender.
Iowa State took advantage, tying the game at 24 with 5:30 left in regulation when Barnett found Albert Gary sliding in the end zone for a 7-yard TD catch. Oklahoma State's Alex Elkins intercepted Barnett's pass with 3:17 left, but Quinn Sharp pushed a 37-yard field goal right, just over the upright, with 1:17 to go to force overtime.
Iowa State knew it would need a lot of breaks to pull off the upset. The Cyclones caught a few early, recovering a fumble and intercepting Weeden's pass in the first quarter. But they didn't turn either into points, and the Cowboys' defense made them pay for it.
Linebacker Shaun Lewis jumped Barnett's pass and took it back 70 yards for a touchdown, giving Oklahoma State a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter.
The Cowboys led 17-7 at halftime, but the blowout that seemed certain to follow never materialized.
"We were up but we still didn't have a rhythm. It just wasn't working for us. We obviously wanted to put up more points but caused too many turnovers," Oklahoma State defensive end Jamie Blatnick said.
Iowa State held a moment of silence before the game to honor Budke, assistant Miranda Serna and two others who were killed Thursday when their single-engine plane crashed during a recruiting trip in Arkansas.
"The plane crash, for the families and people involved, is just tragic, and honestly, I would have said this no matter the outcome of the game. It's so much more important than this game," Gundy said. "These guys wanted to go out and play the best they could for themselves, for us, the fans, and for OSU, and it just didn't come out in their favor tonight."
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