OSU had its regular scheduled bye week then had an unexpected week off when a spike in COVID-19 positive tests at Baylor caused the Big 12 to postpone the game to Dec. 12. ISU had its scheduled bye week last week.
The Cowboys have won seven of the past eight games in the series against the Cyclones. OSU’s lone loss in that span was a 48-42 home defeat Oct. 6, 2018 in Stillwater. It was the Cowboys’ first home loss to ISU since Oct. 14, 2000, when the Cyclones won 33-26.