AMES, Iowa -- Baker Mayfield threw four more touchdown passes for the streaking Oklahoma Sooners.Mayfield completed 25 of 34 passes for 328 yards and 14th-ranked Oklahoma held off Iowa State 34-24 on Thursday night for its sixth straight victory.Dede Westbrook caught seven passes for 131 yards and a score for the Sooners (7-2, 6-0 Big 12; No. 12 AP). They beat the Cyclones (1-8, 0-6) for the 18th time in a row and the 74th time in 81 meetings.Mayfield threw TD passes to Westbrook and Dimitri Flowers in the final 4:16 of the first half, extending his streak of games with at least four touchdown tosses to an FBS-high four games.Mayfield has 31 scoring passes, good for second nationally, with just six interceptions.That was a big jolt. They didnt have the lead but for 10 seconds, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said about the 65-yard TD reception by Westbrook that came immediately after Iowa State jumped ahead 17-14. Dede and Baker have been doing that a bunch.Oklahomas defense stiffened after some early struggles, allowing just seven points in the second half to help the injury-depleted Sooners survive on the road.Were short a few guys. But we had some young guys step in and take full control of the game, Westbrook said.Jacob Park passed for 160 yards and two touchdowns for the Cyclones in his first career start. Theyve dropped five straight.Iowa State played without rushing leader Mike Warren. He sprained an ankle last week in a loss to Kansas State.I just think knowing that the front we were going to face, we had to throw the football a little bit, and you Jacob gave us the best opportunity to start the football game, Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said.THE TAKEAWAYOklahoma: The Sooners maintained their hold atop the Big 12 by avoiding the Thursday night road upset that has derailed more than a few teams in recent years. With Baylor, West Virginia and Oklahoma State up next, Oklahoma is control of its own destiny in the league title race.Iowa State: The Cyclones showed glimpses of promise yet again. But theyre not ready to beat a conference contender like Oklahoma quite yet. Still, it was the fourth time in six games that Iowa State was within 10 points in a league game.POLL IMPLICATIONSOklahoma didnt do much to impress the voters . But margins of victory arent terribly important when it comes to road league games in November. Besides, the Big 12 championship is essentially all the Sooners have left to play for -- and the rankings dont matter for that.Iowa State: The Cyclones once again showed glimpses of promise. But theyre not ready to beat a team as talented as the Sooners just yet. Still, Iowa State looked respectable for a program that had dropped its previous 11 games to coach Bob Stoops by an average score of 41-9.FLOWERS BLOOMSWith Joe Mixon (suspension) and Samaje Perine (injury) out of action Thursday, Dimitri Flowers stepped in to give Oklahoma a running game with 115 yards on 22 carries. Freshman Abdul Adams added 54 yards. I told him in the locker room in front of the whole team, I dont believe Ive ever seen a guy do all of that, what he did, so well in a game, Stoops said of Flowers. And he had two days of practice to do it.THE NUMBERSMayfield, who was 25 of 34 passing, has 19 TDs and just 2 picks last four games. ...Westbrook now has four TD grabs of at least 65 yards this season. ... Oklahoma has allowed just 27 points in its last two games. Granted the Sooners played Kansas and Iowa State, but they allowed 59 against Texas Tech before that. ... Joel Lanning is quickly becoming Iowa States backup quarterback. Lanning threw just one pass, an incompletion, though his 41-yard TD run in the second quarter gave the Cyclones a 17-14 lead. That gave Iowa State fans hope that an upset was possible, but Mayfield proved to be too tough to stop.UP NEXTOklahoma hosts the 13th-ranked Bears in a matchup with serious Big 12 title implications. The Sooners won their first 20 matchups against the Bears, but are 2/3 the past five years.Iowa State travels to face Kansas in the least appealing matchups in the Big 12 this year. The Jayhawks are 1-7 and have lost their last three games by an average of 40 points. Discount Air Max Shoes Wholesale . The 18-year-old American had five birdies in her bogey-free round for a 17-under total of 196. Lee held the overnight lead but mixed three birdies with two bogeys for a 70. Discount Air Max Shoes . 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The NCAA says North Carolinas argument that the governing body lacks jurisdiction in the schools ongoing multi-year academic case is without merit.In a Sept. 19 filing released by the school Tuesday, the NCAA enforcement staff pushed back against the schools procedural arguments in response to five serious charges by saying all the arguments lacked merit. UNC had argued that its accreditation agency -- which put the school on a year of probation that expired over the summer -- was the proper authority to handle such a matter instead of college sports governing body.UNC also argued that there was an expired four-year statute of limitations and a March 2012 ruling in an earlier case should have precluded some of the current charges.In addition, the school said that some material from an outside investigators report into academic irregularities on the Chapel Hill campus shouldnt be used because interviews werent performed to NCAA protocols.Indeed, its response rests almost entirely on these procedural issues and touches only minimally on the underlying substantive facts, the enforcement staffs reply states.After noting that many of the procedural issues had been addressed with the school previously, the documents states: The parties explored each at length throughout this case and each is without merit.North Carolina is scheduled to appear before an infractions committee panel in Indianapolis on Friday in what amounts to a pretrial hearing. The focus will be the procedural arguments and not the facts of whether violations occurred, including lack of institutional control.The case grew as an offshoot of a 2010 inquiry into the football program. It centers on indepeendent study-style courses in the formerly named African and Afro-American Studies (AFAM) department requiring a research paper or two while offering GPA-boosting grades.dddddddddddd Many were misidentified as lecture courses that didnt meet and featured significant athlete enrollments across numerous sports.A 2014 investigation by former U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein estimated more than 3,100 students were affected between 1993 and 2011.Also Tuesday, UNC released correspondence between the school and NCAA ranging from summer 2014 through last week in the case. That included a letter from an attorney representing the school pointing out that the NCAA was aware of the key AFAM issues in 2011 during the earlier joint investigation, yet it didnt charge the school with additional violations before issuing its March 2012 sanctions against the football program.This was not a different case than what was investigated in 2010-11, decided in 2012, and revisited in 2013, the Oct. 19 letter from Richard J. Evrard states.None of the NCAA charges is tied solely to the existence of the problem AFAM courses. Rather, they are focused on failures in oversight.The timeline is likely to carry this case well into 2017, approaching seven years since NCAA investigators first arrived on campus in the original football case focused on improper benefits and academic misconduct. Fridays hearing comes exactly five years after UNCs hearing in the original football case.---Follow Aaron Beard on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/aaronbeardap ' ' '
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