Iowa State QB Jacob Park not with team in Oklahoma

Lucy Bush
October 8, 2017

No. 3 Oklahoma played host to the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday in Norman in what looked, on paper, to be an easy win for the Sooners. "We are committed to helping him cope, supporting him on all levels and helping him prepare to get back on the playing field with his teammates as soon as possible".

Park is still on the team, Iowa State officials confirmed to the Register, but will not play Saturday - and potentially beyond - as he deals with unspecified medical issues. The junior started Iowa State's first four games, completing 61.7 percent of his passes for 1,181 yards with nine touchdowns and five interceptions.

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There is no timetable for Park's return. "But, supporting one another in hard times is where our focus is".

In one half, Lanning has played a total of 42 snaps: 32 on defense, seven on defense and three on special teams. The converted quarterback had 20 tackles last week against Texas, the most for any Big 12 player this season. Campbell denied rumors that Park had been suspended, and reiterated his support for the quarterback earlier this week. To say Campbell's chances of pulling off a win in this one were slim would be one of the biggest understatements of the season. "But, supporting one another in hard times is where our focus is".

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Saturday, the Sooners were upset by Iowa State at home, 38-31. He has 2,972 yards, with 21 TDs and 10 interceptions in his ISU career.

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