Cy'zing up Oklahoma State

Both squads enter Saturday's game with a 3-3 record after starting the non-conference season 3-0.

Cowboys Visit Iowa State
Oklahoma State
hits the road for a second-straight week as the Cowboys travel to Ames, Iowa, for a Saturday afternoon date with Iowa State. Kickoff for Iowa State's Homecoming game is set for 1 p.m. (CDT). The game will not be televised. Oklahoma State will travel to Ames with an overall record of 3-3 and a Big 12 mark of 0-3. Iowa State has an identical 3-3 overall mark and an 0-3 league record.

OSU-Iowa State: Series History
Oklahoma State
and Iowa State will be meeting for the 43rd time since the series began in 1926. Oklahoma State has a 23-16-3 overall advantage, but Iowa State has a 10-9-1 edge in games played in Ames. Oklahoma State won a year ago in Stillwater by a 36-7 margin. The last time the two teams met in Ames was 2001, and the Cyclones claimed a 28-14 win. Oklahoma State's last win in Ames came in 1997 with a 21-14 victory.

OSU-Iowa State Memories
1983 — Head Coach Jimmy Johnson's final Oklahoma State team scored early and often as the Cowboys defeated Iowa State 49-13 in Stillwater. The 49 points were the most scored against Iowa State to that point, the most for a Johnson-coached OSU team, and the most the Cowboys had scored in a single game since 1977. Tailback Ernest Anderson led the Cowboys with 43 rushes for 160 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Ike Jackson completed six of 12 passes for 66 yards and a pair of scores.

1988 — In what could have been a game that clinched the Heisman Trophy for tailback Barry Sanders,
Oklahoma State hung on for a 49-28 win on a blustery day in Ames. Sanders carried the ball 32 times for 293 yards and scored four touchdowns. The Cowboys would need every one of them as OSU allowed Iowa State 417 total yards. Iowa State led 28-21 with 14:55 to play before Sanders went 80 yards on a third and seven play. The Cowboys took the lead on an 11 yard pass from Mike Gundy to Hart Lee Dykes, and OSU would score the game's final 14 points to ice the win. After the game, the Cowboys accepted an invitation to play Wyoming in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego.

OSU Last Week
Oklahoma State
fell behind early and staged a second-quarter rally, but it wasn't enough as Texas A&M recorded a 62-23 victory in front of 78,451 partisans at Kyle Field in College Station. The opportunistic Aggies took advantage of seven OSU turnovers, including one that led to their first touchdown. A&M raced to a 20-0 lead before the Cowboys got on the scoreboard on a 32-yard Bruce Redden field goal. Trailing 27-3 with less than 10 minutes left in the first half, the Cowboys attempted to rally. John Johnson scored on a five yard pass from Al Peña to cut the A&M lead to 27-10 with 7:57 left in the half. Oklahoma State's defense then forced a Texas A&M fumble and the Cowboys drove 52 yards in five plays with Julius Crosslin scoring a two yard touchdown, and the A&M lead was cut to 10 at 27-17. Texas A&M missed a 38-yard field goal on its final possession of the first half. On the first possession of the second half, Oklahoma State appeared to be driving for a score that would narrow the lead even more, but Texas A&M intercepted a first-down pass on its own two yard line. The Aggies then drove 98 yards for a touchdown to make it 34-17.


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