Everything that could have gone wrong last week for K-State did, for 30 minutes at least. This week, the Wildcats get an opponent for whom much the same is usually true.
The (rv/—) Kansas State Wildcats (3-1, 0-1 Big 12) host the (6/4) Oklahoma Sooners (4-0, 1-0).
Chris Klieman is 2-0 against Lincoln Riley. With two vitally important players missing and an incredibly talented Oklahoma squad champing at the bit after three relatively lackluster outings in four tries, and the certain knowledge that if there’s one team the Sooners aren’t overlooking this year it’s K-State, we could be in for a long afternoon.
And we’re not going to jinx anything by suggesting otherwise.
Oklahoma leads the all-time series 76-21-4, 37-9-3 in Manhattan. But since 1993, when K-State finally broke a ridiculous losing streak to the Sooners, the series has been surprisingly even. The teams have met 23 times in that span, and K-State has won ten of those meetings. Including, of course, the last two. If the Wildcats do win, they’ll be the only team who’ll be left in this conference after the Sooners and Longhorns leave who can claim three straight Big 12 wins over Oklahoma.
Saturday, October 2, 2:30pm CT at Bill Snyder Family Stadium (50,000) in Manhattan, Kansas.
There are still some seats available through the ticket office; singles going for $120 on the east sideline and corners for $70-95.
Fans coming to the game should be aware of a construction tangle. Kimball Road is being worked on between the stadium and Seth Child. Incoming traffic will be diverted to Claflin Road.
Oklahoma opened as 10.5 point favorites, but it’s opened up to 11.5 after touching 12 briefly. The total is set at 52.5. That implies a 32-20 win for the Sooners. OddsShark is, once again, very down on K-State; their projection is a 46-17 final.
The game will air on the main FOX network with Aaron Goldsmith and Brock Huard calling the action.
As always, Wyatt Thompson, Stan Weber, and Matt Walters will be on hand on the K-State Sports Network as well as via satellite on Sirius 83/XM 83/SXM App 83.
The FOX feed will be available via the FOX Sports app as long as you’re subscribed to a qualifying cable or satellite provider. Audio available via kstatesports.com. Live stats provided by K-State Sports.
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