Oklahoma vs. Iowa State - 10/7/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa State Cyclones (2-2) at Oklahoma Sooners (4-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -27 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iowa State Cyclones and Oklahoma Sooners meet Saturday in college football action at Memorial Stadium.
The Iowa State Cyclones look for their second road victory of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Iowa State Cyclones have lost 10 of their last 12 road games. Jacob Park is completing 61.7 percent of his passes for 1,181 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions. Park has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last nine games. Hakeem Butler and Allen Lazard have combined for 537 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Marchie Murdock has 12 receptions. The Iowa State Cyclones ground game is averaging 113.7 yards per contest, and David Montgomery leads the way with 355 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa State is allowing 24.8 points and 379.5 yards per game. Joel Lanning leads the Iowa State Cyclones with 46 tackles, JaQuan Bailey has three sacks and Kamari Cotton-Moya has two interceptions.
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The Oklahoma Sooners have a chance to start 5-0 for the first time since the 2013 CFB season. The Oklahoma Sooners have won six straight home games. Baker Mayfield is completing 75.2 percent of his passes for 1,329 yards, 13 touchdowns and zero interceptions. Mayfield has three or more touchdown passes in five of his last six games. Mark Andrews and CeeDee Lamb have combined for 586 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Jeff Badet has 12 receptions. The Oklahoma Sooners ground game is averaging 205.7 yards per contest, and Abdul Adams leads the way with 330 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing 19.5 points and 332.8 yards per game. Emmanuel Beal leads the Oklahoma Sooners with 29 tackles, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo has 4.5 sacks and Parnell Motley has two interceptions.
The Cyclones are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in October, 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Sooners are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games, 12-5 ATS in their last 17 conference games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Cyclones are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Oklahoma, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Iowa State is a good enough football team to hang around, and the Cyclones showed that by taking Iowa to overtime and only losing to Texas by 10 points despite doing nothing offensively. Iowa State also lost to Oklahoma by just 10 points last season, so there's reasons to consider the points. However, Oklahoma has proven to be a machine at home this season, averaging 56 points and 653 yards of offense. The defense is also more physical up front than what the Longhorns have to offer, a defense that simply shut the Cyclones down last Thursday. The Sooners have scored a combined 105 points in their last two games and have a quarterback who is a real threat to win the Heisman. If Iowa State can't move the football with consistency, this game is sure to get ugly. I'll take Oklahoma by four touchdowns.