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Rattler latest to thrive with Riley


Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) throws a pass during the second half of the team’s NCAA college football game against Baylor on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer

Iowa State coach Matt Campbell is preparing for a more mature version of Oklahoma freshman quarterback Spencer Rattler in the Big 12 championship game than the one his Cyclones beat in October.

Rattler was only in his third start when the Sooners and Cyclones met the first time. He had his moments, but he threw a late interception that helped Iowa State hang on for a 37-30 win.

Since then, the Sooners have won six straight and Rattler has only thrown three interceptions while becoming one of the nation’s top quarterbacks. Campbell’s eighth-ranked Cyclones (8-2) face Oklahoma (7-2) on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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