OU is a 20-point favorite over the Cyclones

Oct 29, 2016; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) is pursued by Kansas Jayhawks safety Fish Smithson (9) during the second quarter at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

In the century-plus history of Iowa State football, the Cyclones have only beaten Oklahoma five times.

Las Vegas is not predicting No. 6 to come in Thursday night’s 6:30 kick on ESPN. In fact, the experts in the desert have tabbed the Sooners as a 20-point favorite.

Iowa State (1-7, 0-5) lost to Kansas State 31-26 on Saturday.

The Sooners (6-2, 5-0) throttled Kansas 56-3.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.