Iowa State Cyclones (3-5) at Oklahoma Sooners (7-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 7, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -24.5 -- Over/Under:
The Iowa State Cyclones and Oklahoma Sooners square off Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
The Iowa State Cyclones look for their first road victory after losing five of their last seven games. Sam Richardson is completing 60.5 percent of his passes for 1,420 yards, eight touchdowns and eight interceptions. Richardson hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass in three straight games. Allen Lazard and Quenton Bundrage have combined for 837 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while D'Vario Montgomery has 21 receptions. The Iowa State Cyclones ground game is averaging 186.2 yards per contest, and Mike Warren leads the way with 954 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa State is allowing 29.6 points and 432.5 yards per game. Qujuan Floyd leads the Cyclones with 52 tackles, Brian Peavy has two interceptions and Dale Pierson has 6.5 sacks.
The Oklahoma Sooners look for a four-game winning streak by remaining unbeaten at home. Baker Mayfield is completing 69.7 percent of his passes for 2,470 yards, 25 touchdowns and four interceptions. Mayfield has three or more touchdown passes in six of the eight games. Sterling Shepard and Dede Westbrook have combined for 1,265 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Durron Neal has 28 receptions. The Oklahoma Sooners ground game is averaging 202.8 yards per contest, and Samaje Perine leads the way with 711 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing 18.4 points and 321.4 yards per game. Dominique Alexander leads the Sooners with 68 tackles, Jordan Thomas has three interceptions and Eric Striker has 6.5 sacks. Zack Sanchez is questionable.
The Cyclones are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in November. The Sooners are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cyclones are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Oklahoma and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 meetings overall.
Iowa State has hung around with TCU and Baylor, and just beat down Texas last week. That's three straight solid performances from the Cyclones. Even with Oklahoma being the far better team, I'm going to take my chances with the truckload of points and a team that has to be confident after the last couple of weeks.