Check out the Oklahoma vs. Iowa State fearless prediction and game preview.
Oklahoma (6-2) vs. Iowa State (1-7) Game Preview
Date: Thursday, Nov. 3
Game Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA
The two early losses knocked Oklahoma out of the national consciousness, but just like it did last year, the offense got its groove on and started to work better and better as the season rolled on.
This year, the Sooner machine has been unstoppable, coming up with 510 yards or more in the six wins – and over 100 fewer yards in each of the two losses – with a nearly perfect blend of downfield passing and timely running to crank out yards and points in chunks.
Kansas State was able to keep the score down by grinding out the clock, but OU had complete command from the start and didn’t let it go. Against everyone else, if you can’t put up at least 45 points on the board, you’re not even going to get into the discussion.
But Iowa State has nothing to lose.
Any bowl hopes are gone after losing its seventh game of the season, but it was competitive against Baylor, Oklahoma State and Kansas State, losing three of the last four games by a touchdown or less.
There’s just enough of a passing game to take some of the heat off the ground game that might be limited with star RB Mike Warren banged up with an ankle problem. Jacob Park threw for 301 yards and two scores against Kansas State last week, while Joel Lanning filled in to throw a little bit, while running for 74 yards and a score.
Can the quarterbacks do anything to slow down Baker Mayfield? He’s playing like the Heisman candidate everyone thought he’d be coming into the season, throwing 11 touchdown passes and no picks in the last two games, and with 18 scores in the last four games. Last year he crushed Iowa State for 342 yards and three scores, taking target practice in the blowout win, and now it should be more of the same.
The Iowa State offense at home should be just energized enough to make OU keep pushing, but the lack of any Cyclone pass rush will be a killer. Mayfield doesn’t need much time to work, but he’ll get it. Even with superstar WR Dede Westbrook hurting, and RB Joe Mixon suspended, the Sooners will do whatever they want to.
Oklahoma vs. Iowa State Prediction
Final Score: Oklahoma 48, Iowa State 31
Line: Oklahoma -21, o/u: 72
ATS Confidence: 5: 101 mph Chapman – 1: 97 mph Chapman … 2.5
Must See Rating: 5: November 8th – 1: Inferno … 3