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No. 19 Oklahoma at Kansas State: Three-minute preview

When/where: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kan.

TV/radio: ABC (Chs. 2, 9); WHB (810 AM)

The series: Oklahoma leads 72-19-4

The line: Oklahoma by 4

What’s at stake

Both times are trying to bounce back from losses. The Wildcats have lost two tough games in row, while the Sooners unexpectedly lost to Texas.

Cheers if ...

K-State stays committed to running the football. Most of their problems in recent losses have stemmed from a lack of commitment to the running game.

Jeers if ...

Oklahoma takes a halftime lead. The Sooners have been notoriously slow starters all season. The last thing the Wildcats want is to have to come from behind against a team that gets stronger late in games.

Kellis Robinett’s pick: Kansas State 35-33

After a pair of crushing losses, K-State will finally win a close one over Oklahoma by running the ball and avoiding mistakes.

KANSAS STATE (3-2, 0-2 Big 12)

Date

Opponent

Result/time

Sept. 5

South Dakota

W, 34-0

Sept. 12

at UTSA

W, 30-3

Sept. 19

Louisiana Tech

W, 39-33, 3OT

Oct. 3

at Oklahoma State

L, 36-34

Oct. 10

TCU

L, 52-45

Saturday

Oklahoma

2:30 p.m.

Oct. 24

at Texas

11 a.m.

Nov. 5

Baylor

6:30 p.m.

Nov. 14

at Texas Tech

TBA

Nov. 21

Iowa State

TBA

Nov. 28

at Kansas

TBA

Dec. 5

West Virginia

TBA

OKLAHOMA (4-1, 1-1 Big 12)

Date

Opponent

Result/time

Sept. 5

Akron

W, 41-3

Sept. 12

at Tennessee

W, 31-24, 2OT

Sept. 19

Tulsa

W, 52-38

Oct. 3

West Virginia

W, 44-24

Oct. 10

vs. Texas in Dallas

L, 24-17

Saturday

at Kansas State

2:30 p.m.

Oct. 24

Texas Tech

2:30 p.m.

Oct. 31

at Kansas

TBA

Nov. 7

Iowa State

TBA

Nov. 14

at Baylor

TBA

Nov. 21

TCU

TBA

Nov. 28

at Oklahoma State

TBA

Three things about Oklahoma

1 Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon are among the best running back tandems in the Big 12. Perine averages 72.8 yards, while Mixon averages 32. Both have big-play capabilities.

2 Oklahoma’s defense has struggled this season, especially against the run. The Sooners are allowing 190 rushing yards. They have surrendered at least 24 points in four straight games.

3 Junior quarterback Baker Mayfield, a Texas Tech transfer, leads the Big 12 in completion percentage (66.3 percent) and ranks third in total offense (345.2 yards).

Key matchup

K-State’s secondary vs. Sterling Shepard and Co.: TCU and Oklahoma State both shredded the Wildcats with the pass. K-State’s defensive backs need to make it hard for the Sooners to pull off big plays.

KANSAS STATE OFFENSE

P

No.

Player

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

WR

6

Deante Burton

6-2

205

Jr.

WR

19

Kody Cook

6-1

200

Sr.

LT

55

Cody Whitehair

6-4

305

Sr.

LG

77

Boston Stiverson

6-4

316

Sr.

C

71

Dalton Risner

6-5

300

Fr.

RG

68

Luke Hayes

6-6

295

Sr.

RT

65

Matt Kleinsorge

6-5

310

Sr.

TE

80

Cody Small

6-5

241

So.

WR

4

Dominique Heath

5-9

175

Fr.

QB

8

Joe Hubener

6-5

211

Jr.

RB

32

Justin Silmon

5-10

191

Fr.

K

3

Jack Cantele

6-0

175

Sr.

KANSAS STATE DEFENSE

P

No.

Player

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

DE

75

Jordan Willis

6-5

250

Jr.

DT

95

Travis Britz

6-4

293

Sr.

DT

60

Will Geary

6-0

297

So.

DE

45

Marquel Bryant

6-3

254

Sr.

LB

9

Elijah Lee

6-3

218

So.

LB

35

Will Davis

6-0

224

Jr.

LB

52

Charmeachealle Moore

6-0

221

Jr.

CB

33

Morgan Burns

5-11

201

Sr.

SS

24

Nate Jackson

5-11

185

Sr.

FS

4

Kaleb Prewett

6-1

204

So.

CB

7

Danzel McDaniel

6-1

205

Sr.

P

14

Nick Walsh

5-11

212

So.

OKLAHOMA OFFENSE

P

No.

Player

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

WR

11

Dede Westbrook

6-0

168

Jr.

WR

1

Jarvis Baxter

5-11

160

Jr.

LT

78

Orlando Brown

6-8

342

Fr.

LG

72

Derek Farniok

6-8

339

Sr.

C

56

Ty Darlington

6-3

286

Sr.

RG

54

Nila kasitati

6-3

319

Sr.

RT

5

Josiah St. John

6-6

308

Sr.

WR

3

Sterling Shepard

5-10

193

Sr.

QB

6

Baker Mayfield

6-1

209

Jr.

HB

36

Dimitri Flowers

6-2

228

So.

RB

32

Samaje Perine

5-10

230

So.

K

43

Austin Seibert

5-10

210

Fr.

OKLAHOMA DEFENSE

P

No.

Player

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

DE

19

Eric Striker

6-0

222

Sr.

DT

92

Matt Romar

6-0

291

So.

DT

94

Matt Dimon

6-2

260

Jr.

DE

91

Charles Tapper

6-2

282

Sr.

LB

26

Jordan Evans

6-2

239

Jr.

LB

1

Dominique Alexander

6-0

220

Jr.

CB

15

Zack Sanchez

5-11

179

Jr.

FS

4

Hatari Byrd

6-1

206

Jr.

SS

13

Ahmad Thomas

6-0

213

Jr.

NB

10

Steven Parker

6-1

200

So.

CB

7

Jordan Thomas

6-0

191

So.

P

43

Austin Seibert

5-10

210

Fr.

Kellis Robinett: @KellisRobinett

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