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Oklahoma takes the field for the first time since the K-State loss. Head on down to the comments section to discuss the Sooners and all things college football!

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Game day greetings, Sooner Nation! The long, agonizing two weeks since the K-State game are over, as the Oklahoma Sooners finally take the field once again with a date against the Iowa St. Cyclones on tap for this evening in Norman.

We need no reminders of the last time Matt Campbell brought his squad to Norman, and it should be well within expectation that Oklahoma shows up ready and motivated for a big performance at home — the kind of performance that could save a potentially special season and set up an epic run in Championship November.

Head on down to the comments section for the game thread, where we’ll be asking questions, making predictions and discussing the day’s action with y’all. We also have a college football TV schedule (with streaming links) down at the bottom of the post.

Coverage Info

TV: FOX 7:00 P.M. CT

Live Stream: FOXSportsGo

TV Commentary: Joe Davis, Brock Huard and Bruce Feldman

Radio: OU Radio / TuneIn / SXM 200 / Español

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Prediction

The Cyclones are no longer a blip on the Big 12 schedule, and I tend to feel the 14.5-point spread may be a tad high considering how close their three losses happen to be. The last visit the Cyclones paid to Norman — as if anyone needed to be reminded — ended in a shocking, 38-31 defeat of Baker Mayfield and then-No. 3 OU. This edition of Matt Campbell’s team should and will be approached with that result in mind.

That said, these two weeks off should’ve set the Sooners straight. Alex Grinch’s defense was hopefully an anomaly in Manhattan two weeks ago and can get back on track today at home. I’m also hoping Lincoln Riley’s return to godlike play-calling and incorporation of the run game is on the agenda this evening, with the OU offense rounding back into the all-around dominant form which we’ve all grown accustomed.

A focus on the run and closing out drives in the red zone should put this game out of reach for Iowa State, which outside of slowing down and keeping the Sooner offense off the field, does not have the athletes to keep up for a full 60 in Norman. Sooners come out strong and bounce back at home with playoff hopes still in sight to kick off Championship November.

Score: OU 35, Iowa State 23

College Football Week 11 Viewing Guide

Saturday TV Schedule (CT)

Matchup Time (CT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (CT) TV Streaming
Maryland at #1 Ohio State 11:00 AM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
#4 Penn State at #17 Minnesota 11:00 AM ABC WatchESPN.com
Vanderbilt at #10 Florida 11:00 AM ESPN WatchESPN.com
#12 Baylor at TCU 11:00 AM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
East Carolina at #25 SMU 11:00 AM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
UMass at Army 11:00 AM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Western Kentucky at Arkansas 11:00 AM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Texas Tech at West Virginia 11:00 AM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Purdue at Northwestern 11:00 AM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Florida State at Boston College 11:00 AM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Georgia Tech at Virginia 11:30 AM ACCNX WatchESPN.com
UTSA at Old Dominion 1:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Charlotte at UTEP 2:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Stanford at Colorado 2:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
South Alabama at Texas State 2:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
#2 LSU at #3 Alabama 2:30 PM CBS CBSSports.com
#16 Kansas State at Texas 2:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
#19 Wake Forest at Virginia Tech 2:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
UConn at #20 Cincinnati 2:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Georgia Southern at Troy 2:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Louisville at Miami 2:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
USC at Arizona State 2:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
UAB at Southern Mississippi 2:30 PM NFL NFLNetwork.com
Illinois at Michigan State 2:30 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
#18 Iowa at #13 Wisconsin 3:00 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
New Mexico State at Ole Miss 3:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
North Texas at Louisiana Tech 3:00 PM None Facebook
Georgia State at UL Monroe 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Florida International at Florida Atlantic 5:00 PM Stadium WatchStadium.com
Missouri at #6 Georgia 6:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Washington State at California 6:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Utah State at Fresno State 6:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Appalachian State at South Carolina 6:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
#5 Clemson at NC State 6:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
#15 Notre Dame at Duke 6:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Tennessee at Kentucky 6:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Liberty at BYU 6:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Iowa State at #9 Oklahoma 7:00 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Wyoming at #22 Boise State 9:15 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Nevada at San Diego State 9:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
San Jose State at Hawai'i 10:00 PM Spectrum Sports Facebook

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