Oklahoma State looking to avoid another scare at Iowa State

Oklahoma State fans and others were thrown off on Sunday when the Cowboys were incorrectly listed as 11.5-point underdogs for the team’s Nov. 11 road game at Iowa State.

The Cowboys have since been listed as the favorites, but the error was somewhat foreboding, given the team’s rather bumpy past in Ames, Iowa in recent years.

Iowa State has not necessarily been friendly to Oklahoma State at Jack Trice Stadium in the Mike Gundy era of Cowboys football. As noted by the Oklahoman’s Scott Wright, Oklahoma State is 3-2 in Ames under Gundy — including the lone loss of the team’s Big 12 title run in 2011.

The most recent visit almost derailed an undefeated season for the Cowboys a second time.

Oklahoma State was forced to overcome a 24-7 deficit en route to a 35-31 win over Iowa State in 2015. That was the first and only road trip to Jack Trice Stadium with quarterback Mason Rudolph at the helm of the Oklahoma State offense.

“The crowd, and how much they were into it —their fans are great,” Rudolph said after the 2015 win, according to Wright.

Below are the results of each game between the Cowboys and Cyclones played at Jack Trice Stadium in the Gundy era of Oklahoma State football:

2005: Oklahoma State 10,  Iowa State 37

2009:  Oklahoma State 34, Iowa State 8

2011: Oklahoma State 31,  Iowa State 37

2013:  Oklahoma State 58, Iowa State 27

2015: Oklahoma State 35, Iowa State 31

The Cyclones, have already doubled their win totals this season from the past two years which they hosted Gundy and the Cowboys. This time, it will be a top-25 matchup with potential bowl game implications on the line.

Kickoff for the Oklahoma State-Iowa State game is set for 11 a.m. CT. The game will be televised on ESPN2 and ABC on a regional basis.

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