After ten weeks of college football, there is a contest between two Big 12 opponents. These teams are the Iowa State Cyclones and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Both teams started the season with hopes of competing for a conference championship. Oklahoma State was ranked in the AP preseason top ten rankings and was expected to compete for a college football playoff spot under coach Mike Gundy. Oklahoma State is currently the 15th ranked team in the college football rankings and will look to remain in playoff contention. Meanwhile, Iowa State is ranked the 21st best team in the country and will look to join the top 20 with a victory this weekend.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys started off their season extremely well and won their first three games by over 30 points each. The Cowboys looked like a potential candidate to win the NCAA championship. However, the Cowboys got upset by conference rival TCU at home and fell in the rankings as a result. Since that upset loss, the Cowboys have won four consecutive games including a hard fought victory at West Virginia. The winning streak did come to an end after losing to in-state rival Oklahoma 62-52 last week. Now, the Oklahoma State Cowboys will look to rebound against another ranked foe on Saturday.
Oklahoma State’s success is due to star quarterback Mason Rudolph. So far this season, Rudolph has thrown for 27 touchdowns and only seven interceptions along with over 3,300 yards passing in just eight games. Rudolph has also rushed for seven touchdowns this season and will look to stay in the Heisman race against Iowa State on Saturday. Rudolph entered the season with the hopes of receiving a first round projection in the upcoming NFL Draft. If Rudolph continues to play like he has in the first nine weeks, he will be a lock to be selected in the first round.
Iowa State’s success is due to backup quarterback Kyle Kempt. This season, Jacob Park was named the starting quarterback before eventually leaving the Cyclones team for “medical reasons.” His absence turned out to be a blessing in disguise as Kempt took over after Park’s departure. As the starter, Kempt has thrown for ten touchdowns and only three interception. If Iowa State hopes to upset the Cowboys, Kempt will need to have another big game.
As for my prediction, I have to side with Oklahoma State. Although Kempt looks like a solid quarterback, I think that Iowa State has overachieved this season and will continue to struggle against difficult opposition. Oklahoma State has the more talented offense and I expect Rudolph to have a really big game on Saturday.
Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Start Time: 12:00 P.M. EST
Location: Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, IA
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