The Iowa State Cyclones are back in the hunt for the Big 12 title after winning each of their last three games. Iowa State is 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the Big 12 after defeating the Oklahoma State Cowboys 24-21 last Saturday. Iowa State's defense held Oklahoma State to 332 yards of total offense and Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy passed for 307 yards with a pair of touchdowns, while Breece Hall rushed for 70 yards and one touchdown and Xavier Hutchinson caught 12 passes for 125 yards with two touchdowns. Iowa State does not have any players on its injury report.
West Virginia snapped a three-game losing streak with a 29-17 victory over TCU last Saturday. The Mountaineers are 3-4 overall and 1-3 in the Big 12. West Virginia gained 487 yards of total offense while the Mountaineers held TCU to 393 yards and forced three turnovers. Jarret Doege threw for 257 yards and Leddie Brown rushed for 111 yards with three touchdowns. West Virginia does not have any players on its injury report.
Cyclones Defense Tough to Score AgainstThe Iowa State defense is 12th in the nation in points allowed with an average of 17.0 per game. The Cyclones are allowing an average of 98 yards rushing and 164 yards passing for a total of 262.3 yards per game. Opponents are averaging only 2.9 yards per carry and 4.6 yards per play against Iowa State’s defense. Linebacker Mike Rose is leading Iowa State in tackles with 51, end Will McDonald IV is the leader in quarterback sacks with 7.5 and cornerback Isheem Young is the leader in interceptions with 2.
Iowa State's offense is scoring an average of 32.3 points per game behind 170.0 yards rushing and 258.9 yards passing per game. Quarterback Brock Purdy has completed 75.3% of his passes for 1648 yards with 11 touchdowns and four interceptions. Running back Breece Hall has gained 818 yards with 11 touchdowns and wide receiver Xavier Hutchinson has caught 46 passes for 539 yards and five touchdowns.
West Virginia's defense is holding its ownWest Virginia does not have the overall defense that Iowa State has but the Mountaineers are allowing an average of only 21.7 points per game which is 41st in the nation. West Virginia is allowing an average of 108.9 yards rushing and 247.9 yards passing for a total of 356.7 yards per game. Opponents are averaging 3.1 yards per carry and 5.5 yards per play against West Virginia's defense. Linebacker Josh Chandler-Semedo is the leading tackler with 60, while lineman Dante Stills is the leader in quarterback sacks with 5.0 and 4 players each have one interception.
West Virginia is scoring an average of 28.4 points per game, while rushing for an average of 126.6 yards and passing for an average of 264.7 yards per game. Jarret Doege has completed 66.5% of his passes for 1701 yards with 8 touchdowns and five interceptions. The leading rusher for West Virginia is Leddie Brown with 533 yards, 9 touchdowns and an average of 4.5 yards per carry. Winston Wright Jr. is the leading receiver with 36 receptions for 423 yards and an average of 11.8 yards per reception.
- West Virginia is 2-6-2 ATS in the last 10 at home as the underdog
- Iowa State is 4-1 ATS in the last five on the road
- The Cyclones are 5-2 ATS in the last seven Big 12 games