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Iowa State vs. Oklahoma: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More
Matt Ryerson-USA TODAY Sports

Things are bad for the No. 18 Oklahoma Sooners, a team that welcomes the Iowa State Cyclones to town for a Big 12 matchup Saturday.

The Sooners were obliterated 41-12 at the hands of then-No. 6 Baylor and were knocked out of the Big 12 title race as a result. Oklahoma now sits with a 7-2 record with three games to go.

Bob Stoops' team would be wise to know it could always be worse.

Take the Cyclones, for example. The team sits at 1-8, is in the midst of a six-game skid and ranks No. 100 or worse in both points scored and allowed.

With both teams in desperate need of a win, here is a look at the details surrounding this Big 12 showdown.

 

When: Saturday, Nov. 16 at 12 p.m. ET

Where: Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, Okla.

Television: FS1

Live Stream: ESPN3

Betting Lines (via Vegas Insider)

  • Over/Under: 50
  • Spread: Oklahoma (-24.5)

 

Cyclones Injury Report (via USA Today)

Cyclones Injury Report
Player Pos. Date Details Status Injury
Kamari Cotton-Moya CB 08/28/2013 will miss the entire season out Achilles
Luke Knott LB 11/04/2013 will miss the remainder of the season out concussion
Kyle Lichtenberg T 11/10/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Oklahoma questionable undisclosed
Pierce Richardson TE 08/28/2013 will miss the entire season out thigh
Jarvis West WR 10/28/2013 is out indefinitely out knee

USA Today

 

Sooners Injury Report (via USA Today)

Sooners Injury Report
Player Pos. Date Details Status Injury
Trey Metoyer WR 10/16/2013 is suspended indefinitely suspended legal/disciplinary
Trey Millard FB 10/28/2013 will miss the remainder of the season out knee
Corey Nelson DE 10/07/2013 will miss the remainder of the season out pectoral
Jordan Phillips DT 10/28/2013 will miss the remainder of the season out back
Jake Reed T 08/26/2013 is suspended indefinitely suspended legal/disciplinary
Sterling Shepard WR 11/11/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Iowa State questionable head
Jordan Smallwood WR 08/17/2013 is out indefinitely out foot
Kendal Thompson QB 11/11/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Iowa State questionable foot
D.J. Ward DE 08/13/2013 is out indefinitely out splenectomy

USA Today

 

Can Oklahoma Get Production from Blake Bell?

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Junior quarterback Blake Bell has come under fire in recent weeks, and rightfully so. But Stoops says Bell will remain the starter, per Jason Kersey of The Oklahoman:

Bell has been a mixed bag in recent weeks:

Blake Bell Last Five Games
OPP CMP ATT YDS CMP% TD INT
TCU 20 31 152 64.5 0 0
@Texas 12 26 133 46.2 0 2
@Kansas 15 25 131 60.0 2 1
Texas Tech 14 22 249 63.6 2 0
@Baylor 15 35 150 42.9 1 2

ESPN

On the year, Bell has thrown as many touchdowns as interceptions, but his 15-of-35 performance against the Bears was perhaps worst of all.

If Bell is to keep his job, a great performance against a Cyclones defense that allows 37.8 points per game is a must. Not only that, but matchups against Kansas State and No. 12 Oklahoma State loom on the horizon, and the Sooners don't stand a chance with their current offense.

 

Prediction

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Despite Oklahoma's recent struggles, this will be a rather simple affair.

The Sooners hold a 69-5-2 all-time advantage against the Cyclones and have won the last 14.

As bad as the performance against Baylor truly was, the Sooners are still a borderline top-20 team on the ground and allow just over 21 points per game. Bell has a major opportunity to right his wrongs, and it's hard to imagine he won't against a porous defense.

At home, the Sooners get back on track in a big way.

 

Final Score 

Sooners win 35-17

 

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