Offensive Coordinator Lincoln Riley said the team was able to stay more consistent against Kansas last weekend, and it is possible the matchup is the most consistency he has seen from this team this year.
Although, Riley said the team hoped for a first drive score against the Jayhawks but quickly moved past that.
QB Baker Mayfield said the offense is trusting the plan and is not concerned with what the defense is doing during the game. The team is focusing on a singular purpose, and that purpose only in order to win each game. This week, the singular purpose is going after Iowa State. Center Ty Darlington reiterated the same point during Monday’s press conference.
Players know after watching game tape that the Cyclones come prepared with their A-game, as the team is aggressive and plays had.
The Sooners host the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m. Oklahoma has won 43 out of the last 45 meetings between the teams. The Cyclones won for the last time in 1960, before the Kennedy-Nixon presidential election.
Sooner Offense Last Year:
The Sooners traveled to Des Moines, Iowa last season to defeat the Cyclones 59-14 in the beginning of November play.
QB Trevor Knight had a stand-out game against the Cyclones with 2 touchdowns, 22 passes out of 35 attempts and a 6.6 yard average for each play. Knight accounted for 230 yards. During this matchup, Shepard was injured.
Knight walked away with 146 rushing yards and six total scores. The Sooners finished with 751 total yards.