Wildcat football is back! After too long of a break due to a bye week, K-State returns to the gridiron today in Norman.
The Kansas State Wildcats (3-4, 1-3 Big 12) travel to face the eighth-ranked Oklahoma Sooners (6-1, 3-1 Big 12).
K-State comes off a bye week, and before that, they got their first conference win of the season against Oklahoma State, convincingly defeating the Cowboys, 31-12, as Alex Barnes ran roughshod for 181 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Last week, OU piled up 535 yards in a 52-27 sprint over, around, and past TCU. Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray threw for 213 yards and 4 touchdowns on just 24 attempts.
A year ago, came up just short against the Sooners, racing out to an early lead before Oklahoma came back, scoring the final go-ahead touchdown with 7 seconds left, defeating K-State 42-5.
The game kicks off at 2:30 p.m. at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (capacity 86,112) in Norman, Oklahoma.
Oddsmakers have the Sooners listed as 24.5-point favorites, with an over/under of 64 or 64.5. That suggests a final score of about 44-20.
Gus Johnson (play-by-play), Joel Klatt (analyst), and Jenny Taft (sidelines) will call the game for a national broadcast on Fox.
Wyatt Thompson (play-by-play), Stan Weber (analyst), and Matt Walters (sidelines) will call the action for the K-State Sports Network on terrestrial radio, SiriusXM Channel 8, and the TuneIn app.
With two weeks to prepare and game tape of Oklahoma struggling mightily to put away Army, Bill Snyder shows up with a multiple-look gameplan. Those multiple looks are divided among Single Wing, Power I, Wishbone, and Flexbone formations, all running the triple option. Oklahoma scores every time they have the ball, but that’s only five times all game as K-State racks up 50 minutes of time of possession, winning 31-27. Four hours later, proponents of “playing the game the right way” require medical attention for priapism.