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Iowa State Cyclones vs. Oklahoma Sooners Preview and Predictions 11-09-2019


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).

EXTRA POINTS

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

Free Daily Lock Pick: NCAAF: Toledo vs. Buffalo - November 20th - (100% Confidence Release)

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Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
Norman, Oklahoma, USA.
Capacity: 82,112

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Last Injuries

Oklahoma Sooners

  • Grant Calcaterra

    Upper Body
    Out indefinitely | out

    Calcaterra has been sidelined due to an upper-body injury, and it is unknown when he will return to the field.

  • CeeDee Lamb

    Head
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Lamb missed the last game due to a head injury, and it has yet to be established if he will play against TCU on Saturday.

  • Robert Barnes

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Barnes has missed the last four games with an injury to an unlisted area, and it is unclear if he will suit up Saturday against TCU.

  • Kenneth Mann

    Lower Body
    out for season | out

    Mann has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a lower-body injury.

  • Trey Sermon

    Knee
    out for season | out

    Sermon is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to a left knee injury.

Iowa State Cyclones

  • Colin Newell

    Knee
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Newell missed the last game with a knee injury, and it is unclear if he will play Saturday against Kansas.

oklahoma-sooners-football Stats 2019-2020

Passing
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Spencer Rattler 1 0 287.500 0 4 4 0 0 0 1 50
Jalen Hurts 3 0 250.197 0 61 49 0 0 0 9 880
Tanner Mordecai 3 0 202.233 0 12 7 0 0 0 2 127
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Jalen Hurts 3 0 373 0 38 4
Trey Sermon 3 0 198 0 27 1
Rhamondre Stevenson 3 0 182 0 21 3
Kennedy Brooks 3 0 177 0 17 1
Charleston Rambo 3 0 15 0 2 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Charleston Rambo 3 0 251 0 11 0 4
CeeDee Lamb 3 0 229 0 9 0 3
Jadon Haselwood 3 0 133 0 6 0 1
Grant Calcaterra 2 0 60 0 4 0 0
Nick Basquine 3 0 60 0 6 0 0
Defense
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Kenneth Murray 3 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3
Jaden Davis 3 0 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Patrick Fields 3 0 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brendan Radley-Hiles 3 0 6 4 0 1 1 30 0 0 0 1
Delarrin Turner-Yell 3 0 6 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Calum Sutherland 3 0 2 4 32 23 23
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Tre Brown 3 0 3 0 21 48
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Jadon Haselwood 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jalen Hurts 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Rhamondre Stevenson 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Punting
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
CeeDee Lamb 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Charleston Rambo 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Jadon Haselwood 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jalen Hurts 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
Jeremiah Hall 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
CeeDee Lamb 3 0 6 0 27 49
Drake Stoops 2 0 1 0 0 -1

iowa-state-cyclones-football Stats 2019-2020

Passing
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Re-al Mitchell 1 0 252.800 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 9
Brock Purdy 3 0 172.427 0 102 75 1 0 0 6 989
Deshaunte Jones 3 0 .000 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 51
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Kene Nwangwu 3 0 106 0 12 0
Brock Purdy 3 0 98 0 20 3
Breece Hall 3 0 82 0 17 0
Sheldon Croney Jr. 3 0 76 0 22 1
Johnnie Lang 3 0 75 0 17 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Tarique Milton 3 0 304 0 13 0 2
Deshaunte Jones 3 0 257 0 20 0 1
Charlie Kolar 3 0 177 0 14 0 0
La'Michael Pettway 3 0 159 0 12 0 3
Sheldon Croney Jr. 3 0 39 0 5 0 0
Defense
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Greg Eisworth 3 0 14 15 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Mike Rose 3 0 12 12 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 5
Lawrence White 3 0 11 16 0 0 1 25 3 0 0 0
Marcel Spears Jr. 3 0 11 12 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 3
Anthony Johnson 3 0 9 5 0 0 0 0 2 1 7 3
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Connor Assalley 3 0 7 8 42 13 13
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Johnnie Lang 3 0 3 0 24 46
Kene Nwangwu 3 0 2 0 35 58
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Brock Purdy 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Datrone Young 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Sheldon Croney Jr. 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Punting
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Brock Purdy 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Deshaunte Jones 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Joe Rivera 2 0 0 272 0 44 7 0 0
La'Michael Pettway 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Re-al Mitchell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Tarique Milton 3 0 2 0 7 13
Datrone Young 3 0 1 0 0 0