I could see us getting absolutely destroyed. I could also see us making a game of it.
If you look at results vs. common opponents, OU has a massive advantage — except for Texas Tech.
(The point differential of head-to-head vs. Mizzou was 61 points! Granted, OU was at home, ISU on the road).
It may seem like OU hasn't been the same since the TT loss, but the next game shredded KSU.
On the plus side, Iowa State has seemed much more competitive since Barnett was inserted during the A&M game.
ISU did exactly what it took to shock OSU, proving capable of winning when it isn't expected. OU blew the chance to re-establish its BCS credibility w/ the Baylor loss. Advantage: Push.
Averaging the common opponents, it's about a 23-point game on a neutral field.
OU 38, ISU 14
Ubben made his:
Predictions: Big 12 Week 13 - Big 12 Blog - ESPNQuote:
No. 9 Oklahoma 44, Iowa State 17: The Sooners beat Iowa State by 52 in Norman last year, but this one will be a little closer. Iowa State's defense has quietly been pretty big time the last few weeks, holding Texas Tech to seven points, Kansas to 10 and Oklahoma State to just 24 in regulation. No team had done that in 22 games. Oklahoma adds late points to win this one, but the Cyclones make it interesting.
I'm done making predictions as long as Rhoads is our coach.
We're either going to win or it's going to be a Utah-esque letdown game. I don't see any in-between. That being said, if we lose I think we'll show up at K-State and go 7-5.
I think the defense has been pretty salty most of the season, and I don't see any reason why it won't be Saturday. That said, after OU's loss to Baylor, and being the game's in Norman, I'm picking ISU to cover but come up short. OU 28 - ISU 14. But with CPR, I would not be surprised with a W.