Our own Derek Smith interviewed Kansas State’s newest starting guard, Abdul Beecham, and learned that Beecham “was meant to put my hand down in the dirt”.
One team will take the field Saturday morning sporting their traditional uniforms, while the other will wear their new fangled “Rough Rider” uniform. (Ryan Aber, The Oklahoman)
The defensive side of the ball is a walking M.A.S.H. unit for Oklahoma as Bob Stoops expects both DE Matt Dimon, and DE Charles Walker to miss the game this weekend. (Brady Vardeman, Dallas Morning News)
Last season Kansas State had trouble generating turnovers. This season, however, the Wildcats rank 8th nationally in turnover margin and lead the Big 12 in that category. It’ll be important for the Wildcats to again be on the positive side of the turnover margin this Saturday if they hope to upset the Sooners. (Ken Corbitt, Capital Journal)
In addition to turnovers, Charles Jones needs to continue running hard as clock management and time of possession will be equally important for the Wildcats this Saturday. (Scott Popp, The Collegian)
Last years butt whooping is on the minds of many Kansas State players, who hope to provide payback to the Sooners this season. (Stats, LLC via Fox Sports)
Reggie Walker may have provided bulletin board material for the Sooners by saying after practice that RB’s Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine are “Easy to tackle, if you do your job.” While that is true, I’m not sure you want to give the Sooners any extra motivation this Saturday. (Brady Vardeman, Dallas Morning News)