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Oklahoma puts Manhattan winning streak on the line

A worthy opponent is added to next year's non-conference schedule, and we preview the OU game.

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Wednesday brings you the latest in FEPO action from Jon Morse and Luke Thompson, in which both get just a bit homerish. Jon picks a Wildcats team to cover, and Luke picks Missouri. Silly Luke.

We lead with Wednesday's biggest story, and Jon Morse's short entry on the same. Kansas State and Stanford have agreed to a home-and-home series, with the Wildcats opening the season in Palo Alto in 2016 and the Cardinal coming to Manhattan in 2021. The two teams have never met before. Kellis Robinett has more in the Wichita Eagle.

Closer at hand, however, is a huge Big 12 game against Oklahoma in Manhattan, a place where Bob Stoops has never lost a game (Guerin Emig, Tulsa World).

So what do the Sooners need to do to keep that streak going? They need to be better on special teams, they need to get ahead early, and they need to tackle better than against Texas (Chip Rouse, Stormin' in Norman).

That's all well and good, but Texas basically gave Kansas State a formula of sorts for beating Oklahoma. Go old school. Run the ball, run it right down their throats (Jason Kersey, The Oklahoman).

After five games, what's the word on the Wildcats? Well, we're not closers, and we're still searching for answers (both pieces by Timothy Everson, K-State Collegian).

Any questions about the team's attitude after two close losses can be put to rest, however. Joe Hubener and his teammates are fired up and ready to win (Liz Heath, Collegian).

It helps that the team is maintaining a laser focus on just the week's game and not thinking too hard about their record, at least according to Bill Snyder in his weekly press conference.

Charles Jones, who finally had his first big game of the season against TCU, is hoping for more of the same against the Sooners (Emilio Rivera, Topeka Capital-Journal).

In the wake of Steve Spurrier's resignation (not retirement!) from South Carolina, Spencer Hall had some SpencerHallian things to say: Waylp, bye, and apropos our recent discussion in the Slate comments, the mothership takes a unique view on how to replace a legend.