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100 Things Cyclone Fans Need to Forget Before They Die: Oklahoma Winning Streaks vs. Iowa State

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Before 2017, Iowa State had beaten Oklahoma just four times....since 1929.

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While obviously this one has a happy ending, we need to try to forget the three LONG win streaks Oklahoma has maintained against Iowa State during the teams’ long history of playing each other.

The first streak went from 1932 to 1959, and featured 23 consecutive wins by OU. In that span, the Sooners outscored Iowa State 821-135 (woof), including a five year stretch from 1952-1956 where the Cyclones didn’t score a single point, being outscored 224-0 in that span (woofer). The worst Iowa State loss in that series also came during this stretch in 1946, when OU won 63-0 in Ames.

The second long streak actually came after back-to-back wins for Iowa State in 1960 and 1961, but the typical pain and suffering quickly resumed. From 1962 to 1989, Oklahoma never lost to Iowa State (OU won every single year except 1981, which ended in the second 7-7 tie of the series). In that span, OU outscored ISU 961-303, with the worst loss coming in 1985 by a score of 59-14.

The third and most recent long streak lasted from 1991 to 2016, where Oklahoma won 18 in a row, including a 52-0 drubbing in 2010, and a 49-3 beatdown that completely derailed a 2002 football season that saw Iowa State rise to #9 in the polls. The Sooners outscored Iowa State 650-190 in that span.

All in all, over the three long win streaks, Oklahoma outscored Iowa State 2432-628. To put this another way, that’s a lot points to.....not a lot of points.

Here’s to forgetting OU’s complete and utter dominance of this series, and the start of a Cyclone winning streak.