Oklahoma fans can begin searching for a reason to rationalize the No. 3 Sooners’ 38-31 loss to Iowa State on Saturday.
Maybe it was the uniforms. The Sooners wore red jerseys and red pants for the first time.
Maybe it was the absence of coach Bob Stoops. He ended a streak of 242 consecutive Oklahoma games so he could accompany his son, Drake, on a recruiting visit to Ohio.
Or maybe it was Ironman.
OK, so Iowa State’s Joel Lanning didn’t fly around like Tony Stark. But he did just about everything else.
Lanning, a senior, came to Iowa State as a quarterback. He switched to linebacker after last season and has plugged the middle of the Cyclones’...