Oklahoma State (4–3) and Iowa State (5–2) lock horns at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday in a key Big 12 conference battle.
How to Watch:
When: Saturday, Oct. 26
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (try for free)
The Cowboys have been in a free-fall after an optimistic 3–0 start. The team has gone 1–3 over its last four starts. The No. 23 Cyclones have won their last three games, all while scoring over 30 points each game.
Iowa State's offense has found success in the air, ranked 10th in the country with 320.7 passing yards per game. Much of that has to do with quarterback Brock Purdy, who has passed for 2,185 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. He's completed 70% of his attempts. In last weekend's game against Texas Tech, Purdy went 23-for-32 with 378 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Running back Breece Hall had quite the day, picking up 183 yards on 19 carries.
While the Cyclones put up a lot of points, the team's defense is struggling. Iowa State ranks 34th in the country with 21.3 PPG allowed.
Last Saturday, Cowboys QB Spencer Sanders had a forgettable game against No. 14 Baylor in a 45–27 loss. He went just 18-for-32 with 157 yards, one touchdown and one interception. While it wasn't his best performance, Sanders still has passed for 1,490 yards, 11 touchdowns, but nine interceptions, while completing 62.1% of his passes. Keep an eye on running back Chuba Hubbard, who has rushed for 1,265 yards and 15 touchdowns.
If the Cowboys can limit the mistakes against Iowa State and put pressure on Purdy, they have a good chance at winning. Against Baylor, Oklahoma State sacked Charlie Brewer four times.