Could this Saturday’s Big 12 matchup with Iowa State be a trap game for No. 3 Oklahoma? Perhaps, as the Sooners might be looking ahead to next week’s much tougher test against archrival Texas in Dallas. But OU is still a big favorite here on the College Football odds board. The Sooners stand at -27.5 in the NCAAF lines.
How to Bet Iowa State vs. Oklahoma Week 6 College Football Odds & PickFox Sports GoRadio: Cyclone Radio Network (Iowa State) / Sooner Sports Network (Oklahoma)Opening College Football Odds: Sooners -27.5 (64.5)
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Last SeasonThe Sooners struggled a bit with the Cyclones in 2016, winning 34-24. Baker Mayfield completed 25 of 34 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns. Dede Westbrook (now in the NFL) caught seven passes for 131 yards and a score for the Sooners, who beat the Cyclones for the 18th time in a row and the 74th time in 81 meetings. Jacob Park passed for 160 yards and two touchdowns for the Cyclones in what was then his first career start. The Sooners are 38-3-1 vs. the Cyclones in games played in Norman. ISU’s last win in the series was in Norman when the Cyclones defeated the Sooners, 33-31 in 1990.
Why Bet On Iowa State?ISU (2-2) lost at home to Texas 17-7 last Thursday. The Horns controlled the Cyclone rushing attack, holding ISU to just 10 yards on the ground, and forced three turnovers that turned into 10 points. The key turnover forced came when DeShon Elliott picked off his second pass of the night and Joshua Rowland booted through a 49-yard field goal with 13:25 left to make it a two-possession game at 17-7.In the defensive showdown, Joel Lanning led the Cyclones with a career-high 20 tackles, becoming the first Cyclone to reach the 20-tackle mark since Alvin Bowen against Toledo in the 2006 season opener. Marcel Spears Jr. tacked on 14 tackles of his own. Lazard had a team-best five receptions for 63 yards. Park connected with Hakeem Butler and Marchie Murdock four times each and Matthew Eaton had his first touchdown catch of the season, an 11-yard grab in the third quarter.Iowa State had its school-record-tying streak of consecutive games with 40+ points end in the loss. The Cyclones also had a school-record streak of six-straight 400-yard offensive games halted vs. UT. Park is having a fabulous start to his season, averaging 295.2 yards (15th in NCAA), 25.0 completions per game (12th in NCAA) and tossing nine TD passes (28th in NCAA). Lazard leads the nation among active NCAA players in consecutive games with a reception (39) and is third nationally among active players in receptions (194), fourth in receiving yards (2,660) and seventh in TD catches (19).OU is the first ranked opponent the Cyclones have faced this season. ISU has lost 20-straight games to ranked opponents. It’s last win over a rated foe was a 37-23 win at No. 15 TCU in 2012.
Why Bet On Oklahoma?The Sooners come off their bye week. They last played Sept. 23 and beat Baylor 49-41. For the second straight week, the OU offense hit double digits in yards per play. In the 56-14 victory at home over Tulane, the Sooners gained 631 yards and averaged 10.2 yards-per-play, their most ever at home. In the win at Baylor, they amassed 625 total yards and averaged 10.6 yards-per-play.OU leads the nation in yards per game (606) and yards per play (9.1). Mayfield completed 13 of 19 for 283 yards and three touchdowns and still has yet to throw an interception this season. He attempted just six passes in the second half, one in the fourth quarter. OU extended their nation-leading winning streak to 14 games (tied for seventh longest in program history). They’re averaging 46.9 points during the streak and have scored at least 30 points in each of those victories (a school record).They have now won 17 straight Big 12 games (tied for the longest streak in school history), 13 straight true road games (third longest in school history) and 11 straight conference road games (a school record and second longest in Big 12 history to Texas’ 13 straight from 2003-06).The game marked the sixth straight in which the Sooners did not throw an interception. The last time OU went six consecutive games without throwing an interception was 1986, when it went seven straight games. The Sooners are 24-3 all-time against Baylor, including a 12-2 mark in Waco and have won three straight in the series.Oklahoma freshman running back Trey Sermon, who was key down the stretch in OU’s win at Baylor, was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week for that week. Sermon rushed for a career-high 148 yards and two touchdowns, all in the fourth quarter. He entered the game with OU leading 35-31 and carried the ball 12 times for an average of 12.3 yards per rush. He was one of two Sooners who ran for more than 100 yards (Abdul Adams rushed for 164 and had a 99-yard run).
- Total Meetings: 81
- First Meeting: November 3rd, 1928. Ames, Iowa
- Last Meeting: November 13th, 2016. Ames, Iowa
- All-Time Series: Oklahoma 74-5-2
- Largest Margin of Victory: Oklahoma 63-0 (1946)
- Longest Win Streak: Oklahoma 23 (1937-1959)
- Current Win Streak: Oklahoma 18 (1991-2016)
Latest College Football Odds Trends
- Iowa State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Oklahoma
- Iowa State is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa State’s last 6 games
- Oklahoma is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
- Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma’s last 7 games at home