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K-State Slate: 10.18.14 - Boomer Whatever

All your game day news and notes.

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

What you missed yesterday: Ahead of the Oklahoma game, Curtis Kitchen brought us the Sooner perspective with his chat with Crimson and Cream Machine's Matt Hofeld, TB kicked the tires, and Kitchen cooked up some more intrigue in the weekly Round Table Q&A.

Meanwhile, BracketCat updated BotC's crowdsourced Top 25 poll which finally revealed some order and consistency.

Last but definitely not least, here's Jon Morse with all-important How to Watch post with all the game day information you could possibly need.

The stakes are high for both teams today, but OU's playoff hopes rest on winning this game. As Eric Bailey notes in the Tulsa World, the Sooners have to protect their home field. K-State promises to be a serious test for OU.

Wendell Barnhouse, in his weekly Big 12 preview, reminds us that the Sooners are giving up 342.7 passing yards a game, tied for 122 out of 125 FBS teams. That includes allowing 20 receptions and seven touchdowns on throws of 15 yards or more. Meanwhile, K-State is fourth in rushing defense, allowing only 81.4 yards per game and 2.8 yards per carry.

The Saturday Morning Blitz reminds us not to sleep on K-State. Don't worry. We never do.

K-State will probably rely on big plays in the running game.

FOXSports' Andrew Gilman brings you 35 predictions for the game, including a very stale riff on Bill Snyder wearing bowl game-themed windbreakers.

Speaking of stale riffs, in case you missed it, Snyder and Stoops actually know each other, and other stories from 2000.

As K-State is in the early slot today, this is NOT your open thread for the game. That post will be up shortly.

The rest of your Big 12 line up for the day (all times Central, like always):


Baylor at West Virginia (11:00 AM; FS1/FoxSportsGo)
Kansas at Texas Tech (2:30 PM; FSN affiliates/FoxSportsGo)
Oklahoma State at TCU (3:00 PM; FS1/FoxSportsGo)
Iowa State at Texas (7:00 PM; LHN/

Now excuse me while I try to figure out how to make my one working brain cell watch two games at once.

(Ed: I'm having internet difficulties, so this post was written/formatted on my phone. Apologies for its brevity).