Game Primer: OU during Iowa State

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• No. 5/5 Oklahoma plays a initial highway diversion of 2018 and goes for a 17th loyal loyal highway win when it takes on Iowa State on Saturday during 11 a.m. CT during Jack Trice Stadium (61,500) in Ames. The foe will be televised nationally by ABC with Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy and Tom Luginbill announcing.

• The Sooners are creation their 407th all-time entrance in a AP poll’s tip 5 this week, some-more than any other program. That means OU has been in a tip 5 in 36 percent of all AP polls (1,138 sum polls) that started in 1936. This is OU’s 12th entrance in a AP tip 5 given a start of 2017.

• Oklahoma owns a 74-6-2 (.915) all-time record opposite Iowa State and is 36-2-1 (.936) vs. a Cyclones in Ames. In a Big 12 era, a Sooners reason a 13-1 array advantage (6-0 in Ames).

• OU’s .915 array winning commission opposite Iowa State is a best by one FBS module opposite another (minimum of 50 games played).

• Oklahoma has won 25 of a final 26 games opposite Big 12 opponents dating behind to a 2015 season, with a usually detriment entrance during a hands of Iowa State on Oct. 7 final year (the Cyclones flog a No. 3 Sooners 38-31 in Norman). Fifteen of those 25 victories have been by during slightest 15 points, and 7 by during slightest 35 points.

• Since a start of a 1999 deteriorate (which was Bob Stoops’ initial as OU conduct coach), a Sooners are 12-1 opposite Iowa State, with all 12 wins entrance by double digits. The normal measure in those 13 contests has been 39-12. In OU’s 6 highway games opposite ISU during that duration (the Sooners have won all six), it has outscored a Cyclones 229-82 (average of 38-14).

• OU is entrance off a 49-21 home win over UCLA on Saturday in a diversion that saw a Sooners lead 42-7 in a fourth quarter. Quarterback Kyler Murray threw for a career-high 306 yards and 3 touchdowns while rushing for a team-high 69 yards and dual some-more scores. CeeDee Lamb finished 7 receptions for 146 yards and a TD, and returned a punt 66 yards. OU’s disruptive invulnerability constructed 6 sacks and 12 tackles for loss.

• After a Sept. 1 deteriorate opener opposite South Dakota State was canceled due to weather, Iowa State played a initial diversion of 2018 on Saturday during Iowa and mislaid 13-3. The Cyclones usually authorised 276 yards, though they gained usually 188 (3.4 per play). ISU entered a year returning 65.4 percent of a flitting yards, 90.2 percent of a rushing yards, 55.8 percent of a touchdowns and 45.8 percent of a receiving yards from final year’s group that finished 8-5 altogether and tied for fourth place in a Big 12.

• The Sooners have scored during slightest 30 points in 25 of their final 26 games (29 in a other). They have won 24 of those 26 contests. OU’s 24-2 record given Oct. 1, 2016, is a nation’s second best (Alabama is 25-2).


• Iowa State’s usually dual wins opposite a Sooners given 1961 came in 1990 (33-31) and final deteriorate (38-31), both in Norman. OU has won 23 loyal games in Ames and hasn’t mislaid there given 1960 (10-6 score). ISU’s 6 altogether wins in a array have come by 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 and 13 points (average of 5.5 points). Its 13-point feat came in a initial assembly in 1928 in Ames.

• Oklahoma’s 16-game loyal highway winning strain is a longest active strain in a republic and second longest in propagandize story (OU won 24 in a quarrel from 1953 to 1958). Wisconsin (nine) is a module with a second-longest stream streak, while no other module has a stream strain longer than 6 games. The Sooners’ final loyal highway detriment came roughly 4 full years ago (37-33 during TCU on Oct. 4, 2014). During a 16-game streak, a Sooners have outscored opponents 784-436 (49-27 average) and have outgained them 9,267 yards to 6,611 (579-413 average). OU has scored during slightest 31 points in all 16 games, and 7 of a wins have come opposite top-25 teams.

• OU has also won a record 14 loyal Big 12 highway games, violation a before joining symbol of 13 uninterrupted joining highway wins by Texas from 2003 to 2006. Since conduct manager Lincoln Riley assimilated a staff as descent coordinator before to a 2015 season, a Sooners are 14-0 in loyal highway games (12-0 in loyal Big 12 highway contests).

• In 9 games as a Sooner (three starts), quarterback Kyler Murray has finished 46 of his 65 pass attempts (.707) for 874 yards and 8 touchdowns with one interception, good for a 221.3 flitting potency rating. For perspective, Baker Mayfield’s FBS-record single-season potency rating final year was 198.9. Saturday’s diversion during Iowa State will symbol Murray’s initial collegiate highway start. He started 3 home games as a beginner during Texas AM in 2015, OU’s West Virginia home diversion final season, and dual home games this year. For his bid opposite UCLA final week, Murray was named Big 12 Offensive Player of a Week, Walter Camp National Offensive Player of a Week and a Davey O’Brien Quarterback of a Week.

• The Sooners are permitting 17.5 points per game, though a infancy of foe scoring has come with OU’s defensive starters already private due to outrageous leads. In a 63-14 win over Florida Atlantic, Oklahoma led 56-0 and didn’t give adult a measure until 55 seconds remained in a third quarter. In a 49-21 feat over UCLA, OU led 42-7 before surrendering 14 points in a game’s final 11:11. Opponents are averaging 4.7 yards per play by dual games after OU authorised 5.8 yards per play in 14 games final season. The Sooners have been quite disruptive behind a line of scrimmage, recording 8 sacks (4.0 average) to arrange seventh nationally and 21 tackles for detriment (10.5 average) to arrange sixth in a country. Last year OU averaged 1.9 sacks and 5.4 TFLs per contest. The 8 sacks this deteriorate have come from 7 players.



• Iowa State is underneath a instruction of third-year conduct manager Matt Campbell, who is 11-15 with a Cyclones. The 2017 Big 12 Coach of a Year led ISU to an 8-5 record and a 21-20 Liberty Bowl win over Memphis final deteriorate after a 3-9 entrance year. His altogether conduct coaching record is 46-30 in six-plus seasons, that includes a 35-15 symbol in 4 years during Toledo.

• Iowa State’s 8 wins in 2017 noted a tip sum given posting a 9-3 record in 2000. With a school-record 3 wins over ranked opponents, a Cyclones reached a top-25 for a initial time given 2005. ISU set propagandize single-season annals for fewest turnovers (10), many flitting yards per diversion (279.2) and tackles for detriment (96) in 2017. Its 20.9 points authorised and 366.2 sum yards authorised final year were a program’s fewest this decade.

• Offensively, Iowa State earnings using backs David Montgomery and Mike Warren, who have any available a 1,000-yard rushing season. Montgomery, a first-team All-Big 12 preference a year ago, ran for 1,146 yards in 2017, while Warren ran for some-more than 1,300 as a redshirt beginner in 2015. Quarterback Kyle Kempt, behind in his sixth deteriorate of eligibility, set a propagandize record with a 66.3 execution commission final year, and owns a stream strain of 151 passes though throwing an interception.

• The Cyclones forsaken their deteriorate opener during Iowa on Saturday, 13-3. Iowa State mustered usually 188 sum yards (169 passing, 19 rushing) while holding a Hawkeyes to 271 sum yards (166 passing, 105 rushing). Iowa collected 4 sacks while not permitting one. Kempt was 15-of-21 flitting for 126 yards, swelling a round around to 9 receivers. Hakeem Butler led a receivers with 3 catches for 35 yards, and Montgomery paced a group with 44 rushing yards on 17 carries (2.6 average).

• Iowa State’s scheduled deteriorate opener opposite South Dakota State on Sept. 1 was canceled by severe continue with ISU heading 7-0 in a initial quarter. It was a program’s initial football diversion canceled given 1963.


• Oklahoma’s winning streaks of 14 games overall, 17 in Big 12 play and 18 opposite Iowa State came to a hindrance final year with a 38-31 home detriment to a Cyclones on Oct. 7. The Sooners led 24-13 during halftime though were outscored 25-7 following in pang their usually unchanging deteriorate defeat.

• On a second possession, OU took a 14-0 lead with 5:49 left in a initial quarter, though a expostulate resulted in a detriment of dual starters for a rest of a game. Running behind Abdul Adams was harmed on a second play of a array following a seven-yard reception. He left a diversion and did not lapse after rushing for 42 yards on 3 carries (14.0 average). Receiver CeeDee Lamb scored on a 15-yard locate and run, though also left a foe after removing harmed on a play. It was his team-leading fourth TD accepting of a year.

• Baker Mayfield set a Big 12 record by throwing for during slightest dual touchdowns in his 18th loyal diversion (broke Sam Bradford’s joining standard) and finished 24-for-33 for 306 yards and dual TDs. He sum a season-high 57 rushing yards, including a 13-yard score.

• Trey Sermon transposed Adams and ran for 90 yards on 11 carries (5.0 average). He scored a game’s initial points on a 23-yard pass from Mayfield.

• OU hold a Cyclones to 81 rushing yards (2.5 per carry), though ISU haven quarterback Kyle Kempt finished 18-of-24 passes for 343 yards and 3 touchdowns. Running behind David Montgomery ran for 55 yards on 17 carries (3.2 average) and held a team-high 7 passes for 89 yards.

• The improved for OU was a initial during a hands of Iowa State given 1990 and second given 1961. The Cyclones softened to 6-74-2 in a series.



• Special teams have been a vital certain for a Sooners by dual games. Among teams with during slightest 3 kickoff earnings this season, OU leads a republic with a 47.3 normal on a strength of Tre Brown. The sophomore cornerback, who paces a republic in kickoff lapse yards, has gathered 142 yards on 3 returns, including an 86-yarder in a initial entertain on Saturday that set adult a restraining touchdown after UCLA took a 7-0 lead.

• Among teams with during slightest 6 punt returns, OU ranks fourth nationally with a 18.2 average. Sophomore receiver CeeDee Lamb is averaging 16.2 yards on his 5 returns, interjection mostly to a 66-yard runback vs. UCLA. Redshirt youth receiver Lee Morris has one lapse for 28 yards.

• Last year, OU ranked 98th nationally in flog lapse normal (19.3 yards) and 97th in punt lapse normal (5.59).

• Opponents have usually returned one punt this deteriorate and it went for -1 yard. The Sooners also purebred their initial blocked punt given 2013 in a opener opposite Florida Atlantic, and it resulted in their initial blocked punt TD given 2002. Morris purebred a retard and Curtis Bolton fell on a round in a finish zone.

• Senior kicker/punter Austin Seibert is 15-for-15 on PATs this deteriorate after going 81-for-81 final year. His strain of 108 creates is a third longest in a nation. Twelve of his 14 kickoffs this deteriorate have also resulted in touchbacks.

• Seibert ranks initial during OU and second in a Big 12 in all-time additional points finished (238), 36 behind a discussion record of 274 set by Baylor’s Aaron Jones (2010-13). He ranks 11th all-time in Big 12 scoring (376 points) and fourth in points per diversion (9.0).


• If Oklahoma wins a 2018 Big 12 title, it will symbol a program’s fourth loyal joining crown. The final time a Sooners won 4 uninterrupted discussion championships was 1984-87 underneath conduct manager Barry Switzer.

• Oklahoma is a usually module to win 3 loyal Big 12 titles, and it has finished so twice (also from 2006-08). Baylor (2013-14) is a usually other module to win dual Big 12 championships in a row.

• The final Power Five module to win 4 loyal undisguised joining titles was Florida from 1993 by 1996.


• OU’s opening in a Big 12 Conference this millennium has been zero brief of dominant. The Sooners have won 11 Big 12 titles in a final 17 seasons, with no other module during that camber winning some-more than two.

• Since a initial year of a Big 12 in 1996, OU has claimed 11 joining titles and is followed by Texas (three), Baylor, Kansas State and Nebraska (two each), and Colorado, Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas AM (one each).

• OU is 124-27 (.821) in unchanging deteriorate Big 12 play given a start of a 2000 season. That’s 21 some-more wins than a module with a subsequent many victories during that duration (Texas; 103-48) and 38 some-more than a module with a third many (Oklahoma State; 86-65).


• Oklahoma has a legitimate explain as a nation’s many prolific offense given a start of a 2015 season, that was Lincoln Riley’s initial year as OU’s descent coordinator. Riley called plays as a program’s descent coordinator and continues to as conduct coach.

• Since a start of a 2015 season, OU ranks initial nationally in flitting potency rating (187.8; subsequent closest is 162.3), execution commission (69.3), points per diversion (44.8), sum offense (556.0) and touchdowns from struggle (238), and is second in yards per pass try (10.5), sixth in flitting offense (329.6) and 19th in rushing offense (226.4; 10th in Power Five).

• In 42 games given a start of a 2015 season, OU has purebred during slightest 500 yards of sum offense 30 times, including in 20 of a final 26 outings, surfaced a 600-yard symbol on 15 occasions and left over 700 yards 4 times. Similarly, OU has scored during slightest 30 points in 37 of 42 games during a Riley regime, during slightest 40 points 28 times, during slightest 50 points 16 times and during slightest 60 points 6 times.

• Four of OU’s tip 5 single-game sum offense sum given 2000, and 6 of a tip 9 have come over a final 40 games (1. 854 during Texas Tech in 2016; 2. 785 during Oklahoma State in 2017; 3. 773 vs. Tulsa in 2015; 5. 710 during Kansas in 2015; 7. 684 vs. Iowa State in 2015; 9. 676 vs. UTEP in 2017).

• The Sooners have posted a 36-6 (.857) record given Riley’s OU entrance (25-2 in Big 12 play). That record is fourth best in a republic given a start of 2015. Only Alabama (43-3), Clemson (42-4) and Ohio State (37-5) have improved annals during that span.


• During a complicated epoch of college football (since a finish of World War II), a Sooners are a nation’s No. 1 group with some-more wins (642) than any other program. Only Boise State owns a improved winning commission (.773; played 449 fewer games) during that camber than OU (.767).

• OU is a highest-scoring module in college football story with 35,228 points (in 1,262 games).

• No module has some-more all-time 10-win seasons than Oklahoma, that has 38. In addition, OU’s 24 seasons with during slightest 11 wins are a many in college football history.

• Since former conduct manager Bob Stoops arrived in Norman in 1999, OU leads all Power Five discussion programs in wins (204) and points scored (9,649).

• Only Ohio State (105) has been ranked No. 1 in a AP Poll some-more weeks than Oklahoma (101). OU’s 407 weeks in a AP’s tip 5 are many of any propagandize (Alabama subsequent with 384 and Ohio State third with 365). The AP Poll was introduced in 1936.

• Only Ohio State (610) has some-more all-time top-10 AP check appearances than OU (575).

• Only Alabama (10) and Notre Dame (8) have warranted some-more all-time AP inhabitant championships than Oklahoma (7).


• The Sooners have been ranked in a AP’s tip 10 in 24 of a final 25 polls. The usually time it wasn’t during that widen was following final year’s detriment to Iowa State (fell from third to 12th).

• Saturday’s diversion will symbol OU’s usually foe in a initial 6 in that it is not a designated home team. Four of a Sooners’ initial 5 contests are during home, and OU is a designated home group for a Oct. 6 diversion vs. Texas in Dallas.

• Oklahoma has outscored a dual opponents 112-35. In a initial by third quarters, a domain is 91-14.

• OU’s 112 points are a many sum points in a initial dual games of a deteriorate given totaling 130 points in a initial dual contests in 2007 opposite North Texas and Miami (Fla.). The Sooners’ 112 points are also their third many by dual games over a past 100 seasons (130 in 2007, 117 in 1972).

• The Sooners are 23-4-1 (.839) all-time as a No. 5 group in a AP Poll and have won 3 loyal games when ranked fifth and 10 of their final 11.

• Oklahoma committed usually 13 turnovers final year (six interceptions and 7 fumbles lost), or reduction than one per game. That noted a second-lowest sum in OU story (11 in 2008). It has one turnover in dual games this season.

• Since a start of a 2017 season, OU is averaging 27.3 points in a initial half. It has scored during slightest 20 first-half points in 14 of 16 games, and during slightest 28 points in 9 of those contests. Over a final 9 contests, a Sooners are averaging 32.0 first-half points. Four of those 9 opponents were ranked in a tip 12 of a AP check during a time of competition.

• Oklahoma is looking to register a 16th deteriorate of during slightest 10 wins given a start of a 2000 campaign. The Sooners are a usually FBS module to shelve adult 15 seasons of double-digit victories given 2000. 

• OU, Alabama and Clemson have all finished in a final AP tip 5 any of a past 3 seasons.