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10 Things to Know Ahead of OSU vs. Iowa State

Here are some numbers to track ahead of Saturday’s action.

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After a two-week mini vacation, Oklahoma State is, finally, back in action on Saturday with a massive top-25 showdown between No. 6 OSU and No. 17 Iowa State. It’s OSU’s fourth game in Week 8 (!) of the college football season.

Here are 10 stats to know courtesy of OSU ahead of Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. kick on FOX.

1. OSU has won a whopping 71 consecutive games when it holds its opponent to fewer than 20 points, a streak that dates to Sept. 13, 2003. It’s the longest active stretch of time in the FBS.

2. In games decided by fewer than 10 points, Oklahoma State is 22-8 over its past 30 games.

3. OSU is 32-19-3 in the all-time series against Iowa State, including wins over the Cyclones in nine of the last 11 meetings. OSU has won five of the last six games against ISU played in Stillwater and holds a 17-7-2 edge when the game is played on OSU’s turf.

4. By Saturday, OSU will have gone 23 days between games — the first time OSU has had consecutive open weeks between regular season games since 1918, when Oklahoma A&M had three-straight open weekends after its opener due to an outbreak of influenza in the 1918 flu pandemic.

5. Oklahoma State (3-0) is the only undefeated team in the Big 12.

6. OSU’s defense has allowed a combined 27 points through its first three games, the fewest in a three-game stretch since 2006 when it allowed a combined 25 points to Missouri State, Arkansas State and Florida Atlantic.

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8. OSU’s defense has held opposing offenses to a combined 7-for-43 on third down attempts, making its .163 conversion rate the best in the country. OSU also ranks in the top 10 statistically in sacks, total defense, 4th-down defense, pass-efficiency defense, tackles for loss, first-down defense and rushing defense.

9. Since 2008, OSU is 62-7 when it wins the turnover battle. Since 2005, OSU is 39-3 when it does not commit a single turnover.

10. OSU has had a 100-yard rusher in 31 of its last 43 games. Chuba Hubbard has accounted for 17 100-yard games in his last 20 outings.

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