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Five Things to Know as OSU Looks to Shake Off Losing Streak at Home vs. Iowa State

Can OSU get right at home and continue its home winning streak?



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Every game for OSU right now is starting to feel like must-win territory. After the 48-0 beatdown at Kansas State, OSU had to have a bounceback last Saturday at Kansas. Now, after a 37-16 loss to the Jayhawks, it certainly feels like Saturday against Iowa State a win feels more necessary than it should. A loss to the team tied for last in the Big 12 standings would be a death knell for any remaining hopes and dreams that are left this season.

So how will OSU respond with its conference title hopes all but officially dashed and its morale stunted? And can OSU get right at home where it has been nails the last few years?

Here are five things to know as Saturday approaches.

1. OSU currently has a school-record home winning streak of 13 games dating back to November 2020.

2. Of late, OSU under Gundy has been good in get-right spots. It has won seven of its last eight and 20 of its last 24 games following a loss.

3. OSU holds a 33-20-3 all-time series advantage over Iowa State, including an 18-7-2 edge over the Cyclones in Stillwater. It has won 10 of the last 13 games in the series and six of the last seven played in Stillwater.

4. OSU’s defense is allowing 186.4 yards rushing per game on the season, which ranks 103rd nationally out of 131 Division-I teams and ninth among Big 12 teams behind only OU. In the last three games OSU has allowed 251.3 yards rushing per game to opponents which ranks sixth-worst nationally in that time frame. Only Hawaii, Temple, Texas A&M, Stanford and Louisiana-Monroe in the last three games are allowing more yards rushing per game.

5. In its last 46 games, OSU is 33-13 in games decided by fewer than 10 points. When it is leading at halftime, OSU is 43-7 in its last 50 games.

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