The Big 12 will take center stage Saturday night on ABC.
The Iowa State Cyclones will host the No. 18. Oklahoma Sooners on this week’s edition of Saturday Night Football presented by Capital One. Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Todd McShay, and Molly McGrath will have the call for the Samsung QLED 4K game of the week.
Each team comes into Saturday night’s Big 12 showdown with a 1-1 record overall. By Comparison, Iowa State comes into the conference matchup with a 1-0 record while the Sooners are 0-1 in conference play. That means Oklahoma will look to avoid dropping to 0-2 in conference play while the Cyclones will look to get above .500.
OKLAHOMA WEEK TWO
The visiting Sooners will come in to Saturday’s showdown on the heels of a 38-35 loss to Kansas State last Saturday. The teams were relatively evenly matched over the course of the game. Oklahoma outperformed Kansas St. in net rushing and passing yards, totaling 517 yards against Kansas State’s total of 400.
While the Sooners had more total yardage, Kansas St. averaged more yards per play than Oklahoma at 7.8 yards per play to Oklahoma’s 6.8 per play. Kansas was better on fourth down efficiency at 2-2 while Oklahoma was better with third down conversions at 7-12 versus Kansas State’s total of 2-11.
Penalties were a problem for Kansas State. The team racked up 13 penalties for a total of 108 yards while Oklahoma totaled 75 yards from 10 penalties.
Oklahoma additionally recorded three interceptions, versus none for Kansas St., certainly helping Kansas State in its win.
IOWA STATE WEEK TWO
Iowa State comes into Saturday’s game on the heels of a 37-34 victory over another of its Big 12 opponents, the TCU Horned Frogs in the second game of its season. The Cyclones dominated on the ground with 212 rushing yards to TCU’s 99 while the Horned Frogs controlled the passing game, throwing for a net passing total of 400 versus 211 for Iowa State.
On a related note, Iowa State averaged a net gain of 8.3 yards per play throughout the game while TCU netted an average gain of 5.9 yards per play. All things noted, TCU totaled more yardage throughout the game, with 499 yards while Iowa State had a total of 423, not much less than TCU.
TCU was 8-16 in third down conversion efficiency and 0-1 in fourth down conversion. On the other side of the ball, Iowa Sate was 3-11 on third down conversion efficiency and 0-0 on fourth down conversions.
While the Big 12 will headline the ESPN networks’ Saturday’s day-long college football broadcast schedule, it is just one of the many games tapped for the networks’ weekend-long schedule. Wake Forest will host Campbell in the weekend’s opener at 7 p.m. ET Friday on the ACC Network. Louisiana Tech and No. 22 BYU follow at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
Saturday’s schedule launches at noon ET on ABC as No. 22 BYU hosts Louisiana Tech. That broadcast will start following ESPN’s weekly college football program College GameDay Built by The Home Depot, which will air from 9 a.m. to noon ET on ESPN. The traveling program’s broadcast site is under consideration.
South Florida and Cincinnati are scheduled to play at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+ in a AAC conference matchup while Virginia Tech and Duke will hit the field at 4 p.m .ET on the ACC Network.
No. 1 Clemson hosts Virginia in the day’s final game. Coverage of that game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET on the ACC Network.
The ESPN networks’ full college football broadcast schedule for this weekend is noted below.
|Fri, Oct 2||7 p.m.||Campbell at Wake Forest
Mike Morgan, Eric Mac Lain, Lauren Sisler
|9 p.m.||Louisiana Tech at No. 22 BYU
Dave Flemming, Andre Ware, Stormy Buonantony
|Sat, Oct 3||Noon||Baylor at West Virginia
Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Rocky Boiman
|South Carolina at No. 3 Florida
TV: Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek, Marty Smith
Radio: Sean Kelley, Barrett Jones
|Arkansas State at Coastal Carolina
Beth Mowins, Kirk Morrison, Taylor Davis
|East Carolina at Georgia State
Mike Couzens, Dustin Fox
|Missouri at No. 21 Tennessee
Dave Neal, DJ Shockley, Dawn Davenport
|NC State at No. 24 Pittsburgh
Wes Durham, Roddy Jones, Eric Wood
|1 p.m.||North Alabama at Liberty||ESPN3|
|3 p.m.||Houston Baptist at Eastern Kentucky||ESPN3|
|3:30 p.m.||No. 12 North Carolina at Boston College
Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy, Paul Carcaterra
|No. 17 Oklahoma State at Kansas
Dave Pasch, Mike Golic, Sr., Quint Kessenich
|No. 25 Memphis at SMU
Anish Shroff, Tom Luginbill, Kris Budden
|South Florida at No. 15 Cincinnati
David Saltzman, Keith Moreland
|Central Arkansas at North Dakota State||ESPN+|
|4 p.m.||Charlotte at Florida Atlantic
Mike Corey, Jay Walker
|Ole Miss at Kentucky
Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Taylor McGregor
|Virginia Tech at Duke
Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich, Tiffany Blackmon
|Jacksonville State at Florida State||ESPN3|
|5 p.m.||Western Kentucky at Middle Tennessee||ESPN3|
|7 p.m.||Georgia Southern at Louisiana-Monroe||ESPN+|
|7:30 p.m.||No. 18 Oklahoma at Iowa State
Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Todd McShay, Molly McGrath
|No. 7 Auburn at No. 4 Georgia
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Allison Williams
|Tulsa at No. 11 UCF
Jason Benetti, Rod Gilmore, Lericia Harris
|No. 20 LSU at Vanderbilt
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
|Arkansas at No. 16 Mississippi State
Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer, Tera Talmadge
|SEC Network Alternate|
|8 p.m.||Virginia at No. 1 Clemson
Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck, Katie George
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