OU throttles Iowa State, preps for Baylor

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Oklahoma returned to its winning ways last Saturday in Ames, Iowa, with a 59-14 beat-down of Iowa State.

The victory improved the Sooners to 6-2 this season with a Big 12 Conference mark of 3-2. With the 45-point win, OU moved up two spots in the rankings from 18th nationally to 16th.

Oklahoma finished the game with 751 total yards of offense against the Cyclones, while the defense allowed 334 yards to Iowa State.website commentary new.qxd

The Sooners rushed for 500 yards and passed for 241 yards in the game, while ISU threw for 247 yards and rushed for 87 yards.

Oklahoma totaled 41 first downs and committed three turnovers, while Iowa State finished with 17 first downs and one turnover. OU committed five penalties for 60 yards and the Cyclones committed four penalties for 40 yards.

Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight led the team on the ground and through the air last Saturday with 150 yards rushing on 16 carries and 230 yards passing on 22 completions out of 35 attempts. Knight rushed for three touchdowns and passed for three touchdowns on the day.

Sooner receiver Michiah Quick was the leading receiver for OU with eight receptions for 56 yards, and OU linebacker was the leading tackler for the defense with seven in the game.

Iowa State running back Tyler Brown had eight rushes for 48 yards in the contest, while quarterback Sam B. Richardson had 239 yards passing on 15 completions out of 40 attempts.

Cyclone receiver Allen Lazard had five receptions for 51 yards and linebacker Kenneth Lynn had 10 tackles in the game.

No.10 Baylor up next for Oklahoma

The No.16 Sooners will play host to Baylor at 11 a.m. Saturday in Norman, as Oklahoma looks for its fourth Big 12 win of the year.

OU comes into the game with a 6-2 overall record and 3-2 mark in conference play, while BU is 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the Big 12.

Saturday’s game will be televised nationally by Fox Sports One.

Both teams come into the matchup after blowout wins. The Sooners earned a 59-14 drubbing of Iowa State on the road, while the Bears hammered Kansas 60-14 at home.

Oklahoma is averaging 41.5 points per game this season and averaging 494.6 yards per outing, including 262.9 passing yards and 231.8 rushing yards on average. OU has amassed 198 first downs and has committed 12 turnovers this season.

Samaje Perine is Oklahoma’s leading rusher with 779 yards on 150 carries with 11 touchdowns. Trevor Knight is OU’s leading passer with 2,051 yards on 150 completions out of 252 attempts, with 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Sterling Shepard is the Sooners leading receiver with 50 catches for 957 yards and five touchdowns this season, and Dominique Alexander is the team’s leading tackler with 61 this year.

As a defense, OU is allowing an average of 21.8 points per game and an average of 383.6 yards per outing, including 265.8 passing yards and 117.9 rushing yards to their opponents.

The Sooners have allowed 163 first downs and forced 16 turnovers this season.

Baylor comes into the game averaging 50.4 points per game and an average of 590.2 yards per outing, including 349 passing yards and 241.2 rushing yards on average. The Bears have amassed 235 first downs this season and have turned the ball over eight times.

Shock Linwood is the team’s leading rusher with 793 yards on 154 carries with 10 touchdowns. Bryce Petty leads BU through the air with 2,034 passing yards on 132 completions out of 241 attempts, with 20 touchdowns and three interceptions.

K.D. Cannon is the team’s leading receiver with 36 catches for 714 yards and six touchdowns, and Bryce Hager is the defense’s leading tackler with 63 this season.

Defensively as a unit, Baylor is allowing 21.9 points per game and allowing an average of 322.6 yards per outing, including 222.8 passing yards and 99.9 rushing yards on average. They have allowed 139 first downs and have forced 16 turnovers.

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