Iowa St (3-3) at No. 23 Oklahoma (3-2), 12:30 pm EDT
NORMAN, Oklahoma (Ticker) - A pair of Big 12 Conference teams in
need of a victory meet Saturday when No. 23 Oklahoma hosts Iowa
Oklahoma has lost two of its last three games and is coming off
a 28-10 loss to Texas in the annual "Red River Rivalry"
showdown in Dallas.
Paul Thompson completed 15-of-27 passes for 209 yards but
Oklahoma (3-2, 0-1 Big 12 South) committed 11 penalties for 72
yards and turned the ball over five times as it blew a 10-7
The Sooners are 44-2 at home under coach Bob Stoops and will
need a big game from running back Adrian Peterson to continue
that success. Peterson ran for 109 yards and a touchdown
against Texas but needed 25 carries to do it.
Iowa State (3-3, 0-2 North) is coming off a 28-14 home loss to
Nebraska, its third defeat in four contests. The only win in
that span was a 28-27 triumph over Division I-AA Northern
Iowa on September 30.
Bret Meyer threw for 262 yards and a TD but the Cyclones were
limited to 53 yards on 24 rushes while the Cornhuskers rolled up
251 yards on the ground.
Oklahoma leads the series, 65-5-2, and has won nine straight
since a 33-31 loss in 1990.
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Oklahoma has won its last nine games against Iowa State since a 33-31 loss in Norman in 1990. In addition, the Sooners are 33-1-1 in their last 35
games against the Cyclones since 1962. Did we mention OU might be a little unhappy following the Texas loss?