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How and what to watch for in Oklahoma vs. Iowa State

How will the Sooners respond to last week’s upset when traveling to Ames this Saturday?

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Even in a pandemic shortened college football season, the late-September Oklahoma upset still went in effect.

Entering last Saturday’s matchup with Kansas State as four-touchdown favorites, the No. 18 Sooners were stunned by the wily Wildcats once again in a 38-35 setback, the second straight year KSU has upended the class of the Big XII. Notable was OU being shutout in the fourth quarter as the Wildcats stormed back with 17 unanswered points to leave Norman with the ‘W’.

Meanwhile, Iowa State was able to bounce back from their opening loss to Louisiana with a 37-34 victory over TCU, one in which Breece Hall carried the Cyclone offense with 155 yards on 8.6 yards per carry and three touchdowns.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

Saturday’s game will kick off from Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, IA, at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Oklahoma (-7) at Iowa State
Point Total: O/U 63.5 (-110)
Money line: Oklahoma (-265), Iowa State (+210)

  • Iowa State is 0-6 against the spread in its last six outings.
  • The over has hit in seven of the last eight contests between Oklahoma and Iowa State.

The Best Bet

Iowa State has played Oklahoma close in recent years, with each of their last four outings coming within 10 points of the Sooners. OU quarterback Spencer Rattler and ISU signal-caller Brock Purdy shouldn’t have too many problems moving the football against decent but not elite opposing defenses so as is the case with most Big XII matchups, the over is the safe play here.

Pick: Over 63.5

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