Chris Williams, editor – Iowa State 27, Oklahoma 24
The problem for the state of Iowa is that the Cyclones seem to be pretty stoned. Oklahoma has been dealing with coaching rumors all week. The Iowa State locker room – I guess – will be “up” and ready to play to defend the harsh criticism Matt Campbell has received over the past week over the comments he made at a conference. hurry. I could really see it going both ways, but if Oklahoma weren’t ready to stand up for last week, I’m not sure they will against Iowa State.
Jared Stansbury, Editor-in-Chief – Oklahoma 35, Iowa State 34
I find it hard to see this game being anything other than close. Oklahoma will surely take an early lead, and then the Cyclones will come back with a bang. It will depend on Iowa State’s ability to win a 50/50 situation when it comes time to play late in the game.
Rob Gray, Senior Writer – Iowa State 36, Oklahoma 35
Purdy in Kolar. Two-point conversion. As time expires.
Jeff Woody, Football Analyst – Iowa State 32, Oklahoma 29
Oklahoma is taking the lead. Everyone is fed up with hearing “Boomer Sooner” after every 3-yard play on the second and 8. Then, Iowa State begins to make a fierce comeback. Andrew Mevis drills one over 40+ to complete the comeback.
Jay Jordan, Football Analyst – Oklahoma 31, Iowa State 27
No momentum goes into this area for either club. If I am OR, I am worried because the ISU feeds on inconsistency. But ISU can’t slow down the start in another game. My appeal is that it will be a shuffled bag the whole game, but the OU D holds out late in another slugfest with ISU.
Todd Blythe, Football Analyst – Iowa State 28, Oklahoma 27
For the first time since taking over at QB, Caleb Williams looked like a freshman against Baylor. Things won’t be any easier for him this week against a Cyclone defense that is surely looking to prove itself after a few poor outings lately. I’m expecting a heavy dose of # 28 on offense and hope to see us make a few more keys for X.