Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-2) at Iowa State Cyclones (6-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:33 pm (Jack Trice Stadium)
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones +7 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and Iowa State Cyclones meet Saturday in college football action at Jack Trice Stadium.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys look to remain unbeaten on the road to keep pace in the Big 12 championship picture. The Oklahoma State Cowboys have won eight of their last nine road games. Mason Rudolph is completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 3,314 yards, 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rudolph has three or more touchdown passes in four of his last five games. James Washington and Marcell Ateman have combined for 1,865 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Jalen McCleskey has 35 receptions. The Oklahoma State Cowboys ground game is averaging 200.2 yards per contest, and Justice Hill leads the way with 1,064 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Oklahoma State is allowing 28.6 points and 405.6 yards per game. Trey Flowers leads the Oklahoma State Cowboys with 51 tackles, Jordan Brailford has four sacks and A.J. Green has three interceptions.
The Iowa State Cyclones look for their third win over a ranked team this season to improve the quality of their bowl game. The Iowa State Cyclones have lost six of their last 10 home games. Kyle Kempt is completing 66.9 percent of his passes for 1,108 yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. Kempt has six touchdown passes and three interceptions in his last three games. Allen Lazard and Hakeem Butler have combined for 993 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Marchie Murdock has 28 receptions. The Iowa State Cyclones ground game is averaging 111.5 yards per contest, and David Montgomery leads the way with 831 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa State is allowing 18.9 points and 367.1 yards per game. Joel Lanning leads the Iowa State Cyclones with 94 tackles, JaQuan Bailey has 3.5 sacks and Kamari Cotton-Moya has three interceptions.
The Cowboys are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in November, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The Cyclones are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games, 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The home team is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings and the favorite is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Cyclones last 4 games overall and the over is 5-2 in Cowboys last 7 games overall.
Oklahoma State is coming off a game in which it couldn't come close to getting a stop, as the defense watched running backs and receivers walk into the end zone damn near every play Oklahahoma ran. The Cowboys may also be without James Washington, one of the top receivers in the country. Iowa State doesn't have the same firepower as the Sooners, but it's clear Oklahoma State is brutal defensively, and the Cyclones play tough on both sides of the ball regardless. Iowa State has been a covering machine as of late and has produced covers in eight of its last 11 at home. I wouldn't think twice about taking the free touchdown with Iowa State. Oklahoma State showed its true colors last week.