Oklahoma Sooners (6-2) at Iowa State Cyclones (1-7)
|Date & Time||Thursday November 3, 2016, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones +19 -- Over/Under:
The Oklahoma Sooners and Iowa State Cyclones meet Thursday night in a Big 12 college football game at Jack Trice Stadium on ESPN.
The Oklahoma Sooners look to build on their solid five-game winning streak and remain in the college football playoff conversation. The Oklahoma Sooners have won nine straight road games. Baker Mayfield is completing 70.9 percent of his passes for 2,584 yards, 27 touchdowns and five interceptions. Mayfield has three or more touchdown passes in four straight games. Dede Westbrook and Joe Mixon have combined for 1,392 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Mark Andrews has 21 receptions. The Oklahoma Sooners ground game is averaging 223.8 yards per contest, and Mixon leads the way with 813 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing 32.5 points and 437.6 yards per game. Jordan Evans leads the Oklahoma Sooners with 64 tackles, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo has seven sacks and Steven Parker has two interceptions.
The Iowa State Cyclones look for a strong home victory after losing their last four games. The Iowa State Cyclones haven’t beat a ranked team since their 2012 victory over the TCU Horned Frogs. Joel Lanning is completing 59.4 percent of his passes for 1,224 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Lanning has two touchdown passes in his last three games. Allen Lazard and Deshaunte Jones have combined for 916 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Trever Ryen has 27 receptions. The Iowa State Cyclones ground game is averaging 140.3 yards per contest, and Mike Warren leads the way with 530 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa State is allowing 32.4 points and 453 yards per game. Kamari Cotton-Moya leads the Iowa State Cyclones with 48 tackles, Jhaustin Thomas has three sacks and Jomal Wiltz has one interception.
The Sooners are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November. The Cyclones are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in November and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Sooners are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Iowa State and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings overall.
The Oklahoma Sooners are playing their best football of the season and have outscored the Iowa State Cyclones 159-40 in their last three meetings. Oklahoma has scored no less than 35 points in four straight games against Iowa State. This game is likely going to get ugly like many meetings in the past. Give me the Sooners in a blowout.