When/where: 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla.
TV/radio: ESPN; WHB (810 AM)
The series: Oklahoma leads 73-19-4
The line: Oklahoma by 10 1/2
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What’s at stake
Oklahoma lost two nonconference games, but that hasn’t stopped the Sooners from making a run at the Big 12 championship. Another win would move them to 3-0 in league play. K-State is looking for its second Big 12 win in a row and its first road win of the season.
Cheers if ...
Jesse Ertz completes 60 percent of his passes. He hasn’t completed more than 50 percent of his throws in a Big 12 game, and the Wildcats need to move the ball through the air against the Sooners.
Jeers if ...
Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon rush for big yardage. K-State’s defense is normally strong against the run. It could be a long day for the Wildcats if they can’t contain Oklahoma’s running backs.
Kellis Robinett’s pick: Oklahoma 35-21
Kansas State averaged 14.5 points in its first two road games. It is going to take more than double that to win this game.
Three things about Oklahoma
1 The No. 19 Sooners are the third-highest ranked team in the nation with two losses. They lined up a difficult nonconference schedule and lost games to No. 13 Houston and No. 2 Ohio State. They are undefeated in the Big 12 with wins over TCU and Texas.
2 Running backs Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon form the most versatile backfield in the Big 12. Perine has rushed for 461 yards and six touchdowns, while Mixon has 586 yards of total offense.
3 Receiver Dede Westrbook is coming off his best game at OU. He torched Texas last week for 10 catches and 232 yards and three touchdowns.
K-State’s pass rush vs. Baker Mayfield: K-State won its past two trips to Norman in large part because it scored defensive touchdowns after mistakes from OU quarterbacks. The Wildcats could use a similar break or two in this one. The best way for that to happen is to flush Mayfield out of the pocket and make him throw on the run.
Kellis Robinett: @KellisRobinett