When/where: 3 p.m. Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater
TV/radio: Fox Sports 1; KCSP (610 AM)
The series: Oklahoma State leads 32-29-2
The line: Oklahoma State by 31
KANSAS (2-6, 0-5 Big 12)
Whats at stake
Kansas is finishing the most grueling stretch of its schedule: Over the past three weeks, the Jayhawks faced ranked teams Baylor and Oklahoma and Big 12 leader Texas. Now they meet No. 15 Oklahoma State, the team picked to finish atop the Big 12. For KU, its another chance to snap a 26-game Big 12 skid and pull an unlikely upset.
The KU receivers continue to show signs of life. During the last two weeks, junior Rodriguez Coleman emerged as a receiver who can stretch the field. The passing game is still a work in progress, but its improved especially after recording just 16 passing yards against Oklahoma on Oct. 19.
KU cant keep it competitive for a half. Yes, this is the same as last week. It could be a difficult task against an explosive Oklahoma State offense. The Cowboys are second in the Big 12 in scoring (40.5 points per game) and have one of the most balanced attacks in the Big 12.
Three things about Oklahoma State
1 Senior quarterback Clint Chelf has grabbed the starting job after a seasonlong battle with J.W. Walsh. Last week against Texas Tech, Chelf threw for 211 yards and two touchdowns while running six times for 88 yards and two touchdowns, including a 67-yard score.
2 Oklahoma State is the only team in the country with a 500-yard passing game and a 300-yard rushing game this season. Both came on the road.
3 The Cowboys have won eight of nine against Kansas since 1998. The Jayhawks, who last won in 2007, had previously won six straight in the series.
Oklahoma State receiver Josh Stewart vs. KUs secondary: Stewart has recorded 40 catches for 510 yards in eight games. Hes the Cowboys top target, but hell face two solid cornerbacks in Dexter McDonald and JaCorey Shepherd.
Rustin Dodds pick: Oklahoma State, 41-19
Oklahoma State has the Big 12s second-best offense, and Kansas has failed to score 20 points in its last seven games. The best hope: KU keeps it respectable and builds momentum for a winnable game against West Virginia next week.
|Sept. 7||South Dakota||W, 31-14|
|Sept. 14||at Rice||L, 23-14|
|Sept. 21||Louisiana Tech||W, 13-10|
|Oct. 5||Texas Tech||L, 54-16|
|Oct. 12||at TCU||L, 27-17|
|Oct. 19||Oklahoma||L, 34-19|
|Oct. 26||Baylor||L, 59-14|
|Nov. 2||at Texas||L, 35-13|
|Saturday||at Oklahoma St.||3 p.m.|
|Nov. 16||West Virginia||11 a.m.|
|Nov. 23||at Iowa State||TBA|
|Nov. 30||Kansas State||TBA|
OKLAHOMA STATE (7-1, 4-1 BIG 12)
|Aug. 31||vs. Miss. State*||W, 21-3|
|Sept. 7||at Texas-SA||W, 56-35|
|Sept. 14||Lamar||W, 59-3|
|Sept. 28||at West Virginia||L, 30-21|
|Oct. 5||Kansas State||W, 33-29|
|Oct. 19||TCU||W, 24-10|
|Oct. 26||at Iowa State||W, 58-27|
|Nov. 2||at Texas Tech||W, 52-34|
|Nov. 16||at Texas||TBA|
OKLAHOMA STATE OFFENSE
OKLAHOMA STATE DEFENSE
Rustin Dodd, firstname.lastname@example.org