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The Oklahoma Sooners and the Iowa State Cyclones have had some time off and are no doubt ready to hit the field. Oklahoma and Iowa State will face off in a Big 12 battle at noon ET on Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium. The Sooners should still be riding high after a win, while the Cyclones will be looking to get back in the win column.
Oklahoma ran circles around the Kansas Jayhawks two weeks ago, and the extra yardage (701 yards vs. 430 yards) paid off. Oklahoma walked away with a 52-42 victory. Their RB Eric Gray was on fire, rushing for two TDs and 176 yards on 20 carries.
There was early excitement for Iowa State after they claimed the game’s first points two weeks ago, but it was the Texas Longhorns who ended up claiming the real prize. It was a hard-fought matchup, but the Cyclones had to settle for a 24-21 defeat against Texas. Iowa State’s loss shouldn’t obscure the performances of QB Hunter Dekkers, who passed for two TDs and 329 yards on 36 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 30 yards, and WR Jaylin Noel, who was on the other end of those TDs and tacked on 94 yards receiving. That was the first 300+ yard effort for Dekkers this season.
This next contest is expected to be close, with Oklahoma going off at just a 1-point favorite. Now might not be the best time to take the Sooners against the spread since they’ve let down bettors for the past four consecutive games.
Oklahoma is now 4-3 while the Cyclones sit at a mirror-image 3-4. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Oklahoma ranks 13th in the nation when it comes to rushing yards per game, with 222.6 on average. But Iowa State comes into the game boasting the 15th fewest rushing yards allowed per game in the nation at 105.3. These opposing strengths should make for an exciting matchup.
Played with an attack mindset. #OUDNA
Road dog mentality 😤@FbStutsman | #OUDNA pic.twitter.com/4DV0aNk8GK
𝙁𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙟𝙤𝙗#OUDNA pic.twitter.com/tfGpDCeMBk
Final: #Sooners 27, Iowa State 13.
It’s complete for the first.
Fourth-and-3 for Iowa State at the Oklahoma 20.
🙌 @1ericgray to the end zone for the 6th time this season! #OUDNA https://t.co/WUiMcAi8rt pic.twitter.com/g1x3dfskhZ
EG in for 𝟔‼️#OUDNA | @1ericgray pic.twitter.com/zAWT4w6h8c
First career INT for @FbStutsman!
Second 60+ yard punt. Pinned inside the 5. @HangtimeYT | #OUDNA pic.twitter.com/Se5k9Jtm4I
Michael Turk pins one at the 2. What a beautiful job.
Mims can’t hang on. #Sooners will punt.
Third-and-6 for Oklahoma, an enormous one.
𝗝𝗕 𝗜𝗡𝗧‼️@JustinbroilesJ | #OUDNA pic.twitter.com/hBzdQKcwW1
Justin Broiles has intercepted this fourth quarter pass. Huge takeaway.
.@MJnumba3 with the SACK on third down! 👊
His second of the season!
Three-and-out for Oklahoma.
Dekkers hits Noel for the 15-yard TD pass on 4th down. 3rd TD of @noel_jaylin‘s career and third in the last two games.
ISU 13, OU 20 | 10:29 4Q
Fourth-and-12, touchdown ‘Clones.
There’s White again. Fourth-and-12.
Dekkers completes for the first on that fourth-and-11.
Great play there by DaShaun White. It’s fourth-and-a mile.
Iowa State inside the Oklahoma 30 here.
That is the end of the third quarter: #Sooners 20, Iowa State 6
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