Oklahoma-Kansas Preview Capsule
No. 14 Oklahoma (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) at Kansas (0-7, 0-4), 2:30 p.m. CT (FS1)
Line: Oklahoma by 39
Series Record: Sooners lead 72-27-6
WHAT’S AT STAKE
The Sooners are trying to remain in the Big 12 and national championship race, bouncing back from a disastrous loss to Texas with two straight wins. The Jayhawks just hope to keep the score respectable after getting pounded 66-7 by Baylor and 58-10 by Oklahoma State already this month.
Semaje Perine and Joe Mixon against the Kansas run defense, which is allowing more than 240 yards rushing per game. Perine ran for 201 yards and four touchdowns, Mixon had 154 yards and two scores, and the Sooners ran up 405 yards on the ground against the Red Raiders last week.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Oklahoma: Baker Mayfield has continued to flourish under center. After throwing five TD passes without an interception at Kansas State, he threw for 212 yards and two more scores to keep the Red Raiders from loading up to stop the run.
Kansas State: Whoever plays quarterback. Joe Hubener is the presumptive choice, but he’s been banged up most of the season. Kody Cook has also taken snaps, even though he’s the Wildcats’ top wide receiver and has also been beaten up.
FACTS & FIGURES
The Sooners have won all 10 games they’ve played against Kansas with Bob Stoops on the sideline. … Oklahoma intercepted four passes last week against Texas Tech. … Perine ran for an FBS-record 427 yards against the Jayhawks last season. … Oklahoma is outscoring Big 12 opponents by a 45-19 margin, despite losing to Texas. … The Sooners will try to top 50 points for a third straight week for the first time since 2008. … Kansas was out-gained 583 to 221 at Oklahoma State last weekend. … Freshman QB Ryan Willis is expected to start his fourth straight game. … WR Tre Parmelee had six catches for a career-high 115 yards against the Cowboys. … K Matt Wyman has added punting duties the past two weeks. He is averaging 43 yards per punt. … Kansas has used 37 first-time players this season, more than any other FBS school. TCU has used 36.
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