After Oklahoma failed in a high-profile contest out of Big 12 play, its next opponent could be a more favorable one.
Iowa State, however, has fared well in recent games against Top 25 foes.
The 14th-ranked Sooners have won 13 straight over the Cyclones heading into Saturday's matchup in Ames.
Oklahoma (5-2, 3-1) fell 30-13 at home to then-No. 5 Notre Dame last Saturday, likely ending its BCS title hopes. The Sooners' other defeat was 24-19 at home to then-No. 15 Kansas State on Sept. 22.
The Wildcats are currently ranked third and the Fighting Irish are fourth.
"Nothing's missing," Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops insisted. "We've lost to the No. (3) and (4) teams in the country in two really good, hard-fought football games. When you schedule Notre Dame and you know that's coming, that's just part of the way it's unfolded."
Landry Jones was held without a touchdown pass for the first time all season despite completing 35 of 51 passes for 356 yards. The Sooners had a season-low 379 y...