For Kansas State, a 35-7 victory over Oklahoma in the 2003 Big 12 championship game is remembered as one of the biggest wins in program history.
By KELLIS ROBINETT
The Kansas City Star
For Oklahoma, the game is remembered as one of the most disappointing defeats of the Bob Stoops era.
According to Jason Kersey of the Oklahoman, there are plenty of OU players who still curse whenever the loss is mentioned.
We didnt go out there and play hard enough, said Teddy Lehman, then a senior linebacker who won the Bednarik and Butkus awards.
We didnt block, didnt tackle. Didnt do the things wed done that whole season. They werent even close to the team we were; its not even debatable.
Many who watched the 28-point rout that day would probably take that debate.
During Bob Stoops 13 years in Norman, the 2003 Big 12 title game is his only loss in seven meetings with Snyder, who had both Stoops brothers on his Kansas State staff in the early 1990s.
The Oklahoma defense has generally done pretty well against Snyders offenses, with this one giant exception.
Oklahoma took a 7-0 lead on its first drive but watched Kansas State quarterback Ell Roberson and Sproles, the small, lightning-fast running back, light up the scoreboard for five unanswered touchdowns to win the game and Snyders only conference championship.
Its easy to see why OU players are still disappointed about that game. The Sooners were undefeated heading into to Arrowhead Stadium and had loads of lopsided victories that season, including 77-0 over Texas A&M, 65-13 over Texas and 52-9 over Oklahoma State.
But K-State was the much better team when they played that night.
Dennis Dodd of CBSSports stopped by Manhattan this week and came away with this column on K-State. He says Bill Snyder might be boring in front of the media, but he wins on the field.
David Ubben of ESPN.com thinks Saturdays game will be decided up front at the line of scrimmage.
K-State at Oklahoma is the first huge game any Big 12 team has played so far.
Heres my blog from yesterday on the OU/K-State series. It has all the ingredients to become a rivalry, but it cant reach its potential as long as Oklahoma keeps winning all the time.
The Kansas State volleyball team lost its first game of the season last night at Oklahoma.
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I guess we can expect this to be part of the feature College Gameday runs on Collin Klein this weekend. It was his birthday yesterday and ESPNs Scott Van Pelt showed up with a party hat.
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