- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

No. 19 Oklahoma (5-2, 2-2 Big 12) at Iowa State (2-5, 0-4)

Line: Oklahoma by 16 ½

Series Record: tied Oklahoma leads 71-5-2

WHAT’S AT STAKE

The Sooners can keep their faint Big 12 title hopes alive with yet another win at Iowa State. The Cyclones can inch closer to a possible bowl if they can pick up their first home win over Oklahoma since 1960.

KEY MATCHUP

Oklahoma’s offensive line vs. Iowa State’s defensive line. The Cyclones won’t have a chance if they can’t get pressure on Sooners QB Trevor Knight. Oklahoma has allowed just one sack all season.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Oklahoma: WR Sterling Shepard. He tied the school record with 15 catches in a 31-30 loss against Kansas State and has nearly half of all of Oklahoma’s receiving yards this season.

Iowa State: QB Sam Richardson. The Cyclones will need at least 31 points to win considering that Oklahoma has scored at least 30 in 11 straight games. Richardson had 345 yards and 3 TD passes in Iowa State’s last outing, a 48-45 loss at Texas.

FACTS & FIGURES

The Sooners are 42-1-1 in their last 44 games against Iowa State … Iowa State is second in the Big 12 with just eight turnovers … Oklahoma has shut out Iowa State in the second half of three of their last four meetings … The last Cyclones coach to beat Oklahoma in Ames, Clay Stapleton, died on Thursday. He was 93.

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