Chris Williams, Publisher – Iowa State 27, Oklahoma 24
The problem for Iowa State is that the Cyclones appear to be pretty banged up. Oklahoma has been dealing with coaching rumors all week. Iowa State’s locker room – I suspect – will be “up” and ready to play in defense of heavy criticism that Matt Campbell received over the last week regarding comments he made in a press conference. I could really see this going either way but if Oklahoma wasn’t ready to get up for last week, I’m not sure they will against Iowa State.
Jared Stansbury, Managing Editor – Oklahoma 35, Iowa State 34
I have a hard time seeing this game be anything but close. Oklahoma will surely jump out to an early lead then the Cyclones will come storming back. It will depend on if Iowa State can win a 50/50 situation when it comes time to make a play late in the game.
Rob Gray, Senior Writer – Iowa State 36, Oklahoma 35
Purdy to Kolar. Two-point conversion. As time expires.
Jeff Woody, Football Analyst – Iowa State 32, Oklahoma 29
Oklahoma gets out to a lead. Everyone gets sick of hearing “Boomer Sooner” after every 3-yard play on second and 8. Then Iowa State starts to make a ferocious comeback. Andrew Mevis drills one from 40+ to complete the comeback.
Jay Jordan, Football Analyst – Oklahoma 31, Iowa State 27
No momentum going into this for either club. If I am OU I am worried because inconsistency is what ISU feeds on. But, ISU cannot slow start in another game. My call is that it will be a mixed bag all game, but the OU D holds up late in another slugfest with ISU.
Todd Blythe, Football Analyst – Iowa State 28, Oklahoma 27
For the first time since he took over at QB, Caleb Williams looked like a freshman against Baylor. Things won’t get easier for him this week against a Cyclone defense that is surely looking to prove itself after a couple of bad outings lately. I expect a heavy dose of #28 on offense and hope to see us manufacture some more touches for X.