What: Iowa State (2-2, 0-1) at No. 3 Oklahoma (4-0, 1-0)
When: Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Chris Williams, Cyclone Fanatic Publisher
At this point in the week we have all heard the rumors. I’m just not feeling it, but I do think that Iowa State will take the air out of the ball, which should keep this to a relatively low scoring game.
The Pick: Oklahoma 34, Iowa State 13
Brent Blum Cyclone Fanatic Columnist
In order for Iowa State to make this a game in the 4th quarter, they need to employ the K-State method and remove as many possessions as possible. Run the ball, drain the clock and keep the Oklahoma offense off the field. I think they can have some success doing this, but OU is so dominant.
The Pick: Oklahoma 37 Iowa State 14
Jared Stansbury, Cyclone Fanatic Staff Writer
I felt better about this game earlier in the week, but the more I’ve thought about the OU offense, the more worried I am. I wouldn’t be surprised to see John Heacock’s defense slow (in relative terms) Mayfield and Co. for a quarter or so, but they’ll run away and hide in the second half.
The Pick: Oklahoma 56, Iowa State 21
Rob Gray, Cyclone Fanatic Staff Writer
Jeff Woody, Cyclone Fanatic Analyst
This one’s big. ISU doesn’t match up all that poorly against OU, believe it or not (as long as Kamari stays healthy for all 4 quarters *actively knocks on wood*). The ISU defense is going to have their hands full for sure, but they’ve been consistently improving. If ISU’s offense can prove last week was an aberration, they have a real shot to make this a game. If not, the defense is going to be on the field a lot and the dam will break eventually. It’s either going to be inside of 11 or outside of 25, it doesn’t feel like there’s going to be much chance for middle ground.
The Pick: OU 38 – ISU 27