Oklahoma’s first opportunity to get back into the College Football Playoff conversation is against Iowa State.
Here’s a quick look at the Cyclones:
Who: Iowa State (5-3, 3-2 Big 12) at AP No. 10/Coaches No. 9 OU (7-1, 4-1 Big 12)
When: 7 p.m., Saturday | Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
Radio: KRXO-FM 107.7
• Perspective: Iowa State and OU are both coming off losses in which they were favored by a combined 34 points. Both teams also had an extra bye week to prepare for each other.
3 players to watch
• 15 Brock Purdy (5-9, 205; Sr. RB): Purdy has completed 68 percent of his passes for 2,567 yards and 15 touchdowns. But he has thrown seven interceptions.
• 8 Deshaunte Jones (5-10, 180; Sr. WR): Iowa State’s most productive receiver has 586 yards on the year and 52 catches. But watch out for Milton Tarique, who’s averaging 21.8 yards per catch with 24 grabs.
• 26 Anthony Johnson (6-0, 186; S0. DB): Johnson is about as disruptive as a defensive back can be. He leads the Cyclone defense with five pass breakups and two forced fumbles.