CFTV: Marchie Murdock shares his memories of ISU’s 38-31 upset win two years ago in Norman

Oct 7, 2017; Norman, OK, USA; Iowa State Cyclones wide receiver Marchie Murdock (16) eludes Oklahoma Sooners linebacker Kenneth Murray (9) and Oklahoma Sooners cornerback Parnell Motley (11) for a touchdown at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NORMAN, Okla. — ‘We just believed.”

That’s how former Iowa State receiver Marchie Murdock Jr. remembers the Cyclones’ 38-31 upset win two years ago at Oklahoma.

 Murdock — who played one season for Matt Campbell at ISU after graduating and transferring from Illinois — caught two passes for 40 yards and a key touchdown as his team shocked the Sooners that day.

 He returned to the scene Saturday and spent hours tailgating with a throng of other Cyclone fans. Murdock — who is training for a possible shot at a XFL roster spot — shared his memories of that mammoth win and what it’s like cheering instead of playing for ISU in this CFTV video.


Rob Gray


Rob, an Ames native, joined Cyclone Fanatic in August, 2014 after nearly a decade and a half of working at Iowa's two largest newspapers. He spent 10 years at the Des Moines Register and, after a brief stint in public relations, joined the Cedar Rapids Gazette as an Iowa State correspondent three years ago. Rob specializes in feature stories for CF.