We’ve been here before.
Two years ago, K-State suffered an inexplicable loss to a G5 team and then had to face the Sooners on the road. Oklahoma throttled the Wildcats, leading 35-14 with 2:46 to play in the third quarter.
Then Skylar Thompson hit Justin Gilbert for 76 yards, ran it in himself a minute later to bring the Cats within 14, and we all know how the fourth quarter went.
This K-State defense probably won’t get that far behind. But can the offense even score?
The Kansas State Wildcats (2-1) visit the Oklahoma Sooners (3-0, 6/6).
Sure, Oklahoma leads the series 77-21-4. But over the last 30 years, only one Big 12 team has posted as many wins over the Sooners as K-State’s 10; Texas has beaten them 11 times and got to play Oklahoma every year from 1996-2010 rather than just twice every four years. Over the last decade, the Wildcats are 4-6 against the Sooners, including winning two of the three games they’ve played under Chris Klieman.
This will be the first time Brent Venables has faced his alma mater as a head coach.
Saturday, September 24, 7:00pm CT at Memorial Stadium (80,126) in Norman, Oklahoma.
If you have a sudden urge to head to Norman, you’ll be surprised to learn there are a bunch of tickets out there on the secondary market and they’re going for about half of what similar tickets to the K-State/Missouri game went for. They’re available for $67-$400, with the median price being $110. Not bad!
Oklahoma opened as a 13 point favorite, and it’s fluctuated within a half-point of that all week. Per our friends at DraftKings the line is now +13.5 with a 53 over. That adds up to a 33-20 win for the Sooners, but Oddshark is projecting a 41-36 game so hold onto your hats. The money line is -500 for Oklahoma, +400 for the Cats.
Big FOX Primetime, with Jason Benetti, Brock Huard, and Allison Williams.
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 SiriusXM 201/SXM App 964.
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