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Crowdsourcing 2014 K-State Football: Week Eight - Oklahoma

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For those of you who don't think your opinion matters, we're here to prove you wrong.

What I would give to have Katy Perry's affection
What I would give to have Katy Perry's affection
Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

It feels like it's been a long time since we have played Tech, but here we are only two weeks later gearing up for our second Big 12 conference road trip. A round of applause for the 79.1% of those who chose the correct outcome. I hope you all bought lottery tickets.

2014 Regular Season Schedule
Date Opponent Preseason
Poll
Result Weekly Poll
Win Lose L > 7 L = 7 Tie W = 7 W > 7
8/30/14 6:10 p.m. Stephen F. Austin 408 0 W 55-16 1 2 1 4 284
9/6/14 11:00 a.m. @Iowa State 389 17 W 32-28 1 3 3 22 380
9/13/14 bye - - - - - - - -
9/18/14 6:30 p.m. Auburn 297 109 L 20-14 203 27 54 141 46
9/27/14 11:00 a.m. Texas-El Paso 192 0 W 58-28 8 10 0 8 146
10/4/14 6:00 p.m. Texas Tech 188 4 W 45-13 32 26 2 27 330
10/11/14 bye - - - - - - - -
10/18/14 @Oklahoma 81 111
10/25/14 Texas 174 5
11/1/14 Oklahoma State 170 9
11/8/14 @TCU 172 7
11/15/14 bye - - - - - - - -
11/20/14 6:00 p.m. @West Virginia 230 3
11/29/14 Kansas 232 1
12/6/14 @Baylor 129 104

The Wildcats head south for the first time this year against an Oklahoma team that has not had the greatest past two weekends. First, a hard-fought loss against TCU. Then a hard-fought victory against the Longhorns in which their offense was outgained 2:1. Next up? A top 15 opponent coming off a bye who desperately needs a victory against a top-flight opponent to prove it's legitimacy.

Wildcats vs Sooners coverage

There were a lot of pre-season pessimists for this one. It was the only game that the majority voted a loss, with Baylor being the next closest contest. Seeing that it is an away game against a Bob Stoops coached football team, I can't say I blame those 111, myself probably included. But gauging by the few comments I have read from the slate today, I would not be shocked if our collective enthusiasm has changed since mid-August.

Crimson And Cream Machine

According to the S&P+ rankings, their offense is vastly superior to ours, grading out at fifth overall compared to our 46th overall ranking. Defensively the clubs are about as even as it gets, forming a Tiger sandwich around the 15th rated LSU Bayou Bengals. Overall, they out-rank us by 21 places, but most humans think that they are only slightly superior to us.

Never mind all that fancy numbers talk though. It'll be a great game (especially if you go to the Granfalloon) win or lose. Ya'll go 'n vote now, ya hear?