Kansas State football is back in action on Saturday after an opening loss, but at this point simply taking the field will be a small victory... against attrition.
K-State (0-1, 0-0 Big 12) travels to Norman for the conference opener against the Oklahoma Sooners (1-0, 0-0).
When last we saw these guys, what we expected to be a wipeout almost turned into exactly that as K-State scrambled to a 24-23 halftime lead and then scored 24 straight points after halftime to leave Oklahoma 25 down with under thirteen minutes to play.
And even at that, it took the Sooners flubbing an onside kick with 1:45 to play to guarantee a win.
It’s probably a safe assumption that this isn’t happening this year. K-State is battered and short-handed, with a roster that would be sketchy even at full strength due to last season’s graduations. The Wildcats are going to be lucky to get back home with enough healthy players to take the field next week, never mind escaping Norman with a win.
It’s been a long time since K-State has been this much of a dog; Oklahoma is favored by 271⁄2, with a total of 601⁄2. That translates to a 44-16 win for the Sooners. OddsShark has the game projected at 43-17, which is about as close to the Vegas line as I’ve ever seen them come.
Saturday, September 26 at 11:00 CT, Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (80,126) in Norman, Oklahoma.
If you’re in Norman, there are no tickets remaining from the box office but there are scattered seats available via the usual methods. Those tickets are all over the stadium and range from $49-253, averaging about $112.
For the second time in two tries, he game will air on FOX, which means Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, and Jenny Taft will have claimed an early lead in the Anish Shroff Memorial Official Wildcat Television Crew competition for 2020.
K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson, Stan Weber, and Matt Walters; also available on Sirius 121/XM 380/Internet 970.
Official video stream through FOX Sports Go. The radio broadcast can also be heard via the TuneIn app, while live stats will be available via SoonerSports.com. If you’ve cut the cord and are looking for a full streaming option, fuboTV is now carrying every major cable network which has football in keeping with their sports-centric business model.
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