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Iowa State finds encouragement from narrow losses in Big 12

Nov. 12, 2019 5:24 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State is a handful of plays from being unbeaten in the Big 12 Conference and sitting alone at the top of the standings. That's the dream scenario for the Cyclones' season. The reality is they find themselves in the middle of the pack at 3-3 in the league and, with only three games...

No. 12 Baylor keeping it close and undefeated with OU next

Nov. 10, 2019 8:44 PM EST

No. 12 Baylor is the Big 12's only undefeated team, and people are finally starting to pay attention with four-time defending conference champion and No. 10 Oklahoma up next. There are all those close wins for the Bears (9-0, 6-0 Big 12), including the latest in triple overtime at TCU when they had to make a...

No. 9 Oklahoma escapes with 42-41 victory over Iowa State

Nov. 10, 2019 1:19 AM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell saw an opportunity to seize a win that would boost the Cyclones' chances of reaching the Big 12 title game, so he put everything on quarterback Brock Purdy. His gamble failed. Parnell Motley intercepted Purdy's two-point conversion pass with 24 seconds...

No. 9 Oklahoma knows Iowa State no longer a Big 12 doormat

Nov. 8, 2019 12:42 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma fully recognizes Iowa State's transition from Big 12 doormat to capable adversary. The Cyclones upset the Sooners 38-31 in Norman in 2017 and now Iowa State (5-3, 3-2 Big 12) visits Oklahoma again Saturday not nearly the underdog it was two years ago. Matt Campbell has a 21-13...

Oklahoma looks to stay in playoff race, hosts Iowa State

Nov. 7, 2019 3:07 PM EST

Iowa State (5-3, 3-2 Big 12) at No. 9 Oklahoma (7-1, 4-1, No. 9 CFP), Saturday at 8 p.m. EST (FOX). Line: Oklahoma by 14 1/2 Series record: Oklahoma leads 75-6-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Oklahoma likely will need to win out to keep its College Football Playoff hopes alive. The Sooners also need a victory to improve...

No. 9 Oklahoma and Iowa State need rebound wins in Big 12

Nov. 7, 2019 3:01 AM EST

Some things to watch in the Big 12 for Week 11 of the regular season: GAME OF THE WEEK Iowa State (5-3, 3-2) at No. 9 Oklahoma (7-1, 4-1). Both are coming off an open date that followed a loss, adding more significance to this matchup of teams that came into the season with the anticipation of getting to the Big...

Cyclones set for season-defining stretch vs. Sooners, Texas

Nov. 5, 2019 4:22 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State entered this season with its highest expectations in years. The next two weeks will determine if the Cyclones can meet those lofty goals. Iowa State (5-3, 3-2 Big 12), which had a bye last week after an upset loss to Oklahoma State, is facing one of the more important two-week...

October losses by top teams leave Big 12 in chaos

Oct. 31, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

In August, Oklahoma, Texas and Iowa State were the talk of the Big 12 Conference. The Sooners, Longhorns and Cyclones all head into November looking to use bye weeks to bounce back from crushing defeats. Oklahoma (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) dropped five spots to No. 10 in the Top 25 and is now on the outside looking in at...

Oklahoma State upsets No. 23 Iowa State 34-27

Oct. 26, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State surged back into the Top 25 by making big plays on offense and limiting them on defense. Oklahoma State stole the Cyclones' recipe, took care of the ball and escaped Ames with a potential season-changing upset. Freshman Spencer Sanders threw for 249 yards and two TDs, and...

No. 23 Iowa State seeks 4th straight win vs. scuffling Pokes

Oct. 25, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has been one of the hottest teams in the nation, beating three straight Big 12 opponents by double digits. Another successful Saturday against Oklahoma State would send the 23rd-ranked Cyclones (5-2, 3-1 Big 12) into their bye week with a chance to make a run at the conference...