Cyclones and Sooners draw Big Noon Saturday on Fox

Dec 19, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Iowa State Cyclones defensive back Isheem Young (1) reacts after making a tackle during the first half against the Oklahoma Sooners at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State and Oklahoma will kick off in one of college football’s premier timeslots.

This year’s edition of the annual battle between the two programs on Nov. 21 will kick off at 11 a.m. and be televised on Fox in the network’s Big Noon Saturday time window. That means you can expect to hear Gus Johnson and, arguably, the best in-game analyst in college football, Joel Klatt on the call.

Iowa State officially reentered the Big 12 title conversation this past Saturday with a Baylor loss to TCU then a 30-7 Cyclone win over Texas. Oklahoma had a bye this past weekend and will play the Bears this upcoming Saturday in Waco.

The Cyclones will head to Lubbock to take on Texas Tech.

The last time these two programs met was in the Big 12 title game in Arlington last December, a game the Sooners won 27-21. Iowa State won the regular-season matchup between the two teams 37-30 in Ames.

Iowa State’s last trip to Norman, in 2019, ended in controversy as the Cyclones’ last-second two-point conversion attempt (which included what appeared to be an uncalled pass interference) was unsuccessful in a 42-41 loss.

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