The Opponent: Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-0, 6-0)
Kick Off Time: 2:30 p.m. CST
Location: Jack Trice Stadium - Ames, Iowa
Radio: Cyclone Radio Network - John Walters (PxP), Eric Heft (Color)
ISU Offense vs Oklahoma State Defense: Advantage, Oklahoma State. The Cowboys have a better defense than they brought into Jack Trice Stadium for that fateful night in 2011.
Oklahoma State Offense vs Iowa State Defense: Advantage, Oklahoma State. It's no secret that OSU likes to pass the ball and does it well. For ISU to have any chance, they're going to have to force the Cowboys to run the ball.
Special Teams: Advantage, Iowa State. Cole Netten is coming around late in the season.
Trolling Oklahoma State
It's going to take a lot of luck and a heck of a game plan from Paul Rhoads for Iowa State to repeat what they did back in 2011. However, against top-5 Oklahoma State, in Jack Trice Stadium, on ESPN, in November... Anything can happen.
I'd probably pick a bigger OSU win than I did during the preseason for this one. That said, I thought we'd get blasted in 2011 (who didn't, really?). I'll stick with my preseason prediction, per the norm.
Oklahoma State 35, ISU 24
Is the big upset happening again?
This poll is closed
Nope. The talent isn't there this year.
Probably not. Oklahoma State won't be caught off-guard this time around.
It could happen. It happened just 4 years ago!
Yes! I'm a believer!
I BET MY LIFE'S SAVINGS ON THE CYCLONES AND I'M MOVING TO BARBADOS ONCE I COLLECT MY WINNINGS!