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Iowa State at Oklahoma
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 9, 2019
Where: Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, Oklahoma

It took nearly two months to happen, but an Oklahoma defense that was quickly becoming a strength of the team finally sprung a leak, and it may have cost Lincoln Riley's squad a shot at the College Football Playoff. After watching the nation's longest road winning streak come to an end a week ago, the eighth-ranked Sooners hope to avoid watching their 14-game home winning streak get snapped Saturday when they host Iowa State.

Oklahoma entered last weekend's showdown with Kansas State with the Big 12's best scoring defense (19.2 points) and the second-ranked total defense (306.5 yards) during conference play before falling behind by 25 points and surrendering a season-high 426 yards before a late rally fell short in a 48-41 loss to the Wildcats. "We had a chance to really separate early in that game and we didn't do it. … I thought our mentality … was a little too based on what was happening instead of just playing," Riley said afterward. The Sooners will try to avoid dropping back-to-back games in the same season for the first time since 2014 when they meet the last opponent to beat them at home in the Cyclones, who pulled off a 38-31 upset in Norman in 2017. Iowa State was on the verge of becoming a ranked team before heading into its bye, but lost at home to Oklahoma State on Oct. 26, ending a three-game winning streak.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Oklahoma -14.5.

ABOUT IOWA STATE (5-3, 3-2 Big 12): The Cyclones are averaging 479.5 yards of total offense - nearly 40 yards more than the school-record pace set in 1976 - and are led by sophomore quarterback Brock Purdy, who is ranked third in the nation in passing (Big 12-best 320.9 yards). Sophomore Charlie Kolar ranks fourth among FBS tight ends in receiving yards per game (60.8) and is tied for eighth at the position in touchdown catches (five) - all of which have come in the last five contests. Breece Hall has taken over in the backfield over the last three games, averaging 130.3 yards rushing while scoring all seven of his touchdowns in that span; the seven TDs are tied for the most by a freshman in school history.

ABOUT OKLAHOMA (7-1, 4-1): Jalen Hurts accounted for 491 yards of total offense against the Wildcats to raise his season average to 408.8 yards - a mark that is higher than that of 64 FBS teams. The Houston native also ran a season-high 19 times for 96 yards and three touchdowns last weekend; he has rushed 103 times for 801 yards and 13 TDs, giving him 50 more carries, 418 more yards and eight more rushing touchdowns than anyone else on the roster. Junior CeeDee Lamb ranks 10th in the country with 816 receiving yards, third with a Big 12-best 11 receiving touchdowns and fourth in yards per catch (22.7); his five catches against Kansas State moved him into 10th place on the school's all-time receptions list (147).


1. Oklahoma is 75-6-2 all-time against Iowa State. The resulting .916 winning percentage is the best by one FBS program against another (minimum 50 games played).

2. The Cyclones gave up three plays of at least 50 yards versus the Cowboys after not allowing a single one of more than 46 over their first seven games.

3. The Sooners haven't forced a turnover in the last four games.

PREDICTION: Oklahoma 42, Iowa State 31
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W‑L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf Conf
Iowa State 5-3 L1 35.9 22.9 3-2 2-1 3-3 0-0 3-2
Oklahoma 7-1 L1 49.2 23.0 4-0 3-1 6-0 0-0 4-1
Last Meeting
Iowa State Oklahoma
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
9/15/18 OKLA 37 ISU 27 447 87 360 519 171 348
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
Iowa State Z. Noland 69.4 360 2 1
Oklahoma K. Murray 72.4 348 3 0
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
Iowa State D. Montgomery 21 82 3.9 1
Oklahoma K. Murray 15 77 5.1 0
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
Iowa State H. Butler 5 174 34.8 2
Oklahoma M. Brown 9 191 21.2 1
Touchdowns Player TD
Iowa State H. Butler 2
Oklahoma M. Brown 1
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
Iowa State B. Purdy 68.5 2567 15 7
Oklahoma J. Hurts 73.7 2467 21 3
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
Iowa State B. Hall 81 475 5.9 7
Oklahoma J. Hurts 103 801 7.8 13
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
Iowa State D. Jones 52 586 11.3 1
Oklahoma C. Lamb 35 814 23.3 11
Touchdowns Player TD
Iowa State B. Hall 7
Oklahoma J. Hurts 13
Quickchart Matchup
Iowa State Iowa State Off vs  Oklahoma Oklahoma Def
Iowa State 480 yards
Oklahoma 339.9 yards
Iowa State 4.7 yards/rush
Oklahoma 3.9 yards/rush
Iowa State 8.8 yards/attempt
Oklahoma 6.5 yards/attempt
Oklahoma Oklahoma Off vs  Iowa State Iowa State Def
Oklahoma 598.4 yards
Iowa State 342.4 yards
Oklahoma 7.1 yards/rush
Iowa State 3.5 yards/rush
Oklahoma 12.9 yards/attempt
Iowa State 6.2 yards/attempt