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Oklahoma Game Day

Better dead than Sooner red, amirite?

NCAA Football: Kansas State at Oklahoma Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

This is going to be a quick-and-dirty intro. As Kansas State fans, we have only duty today: to cross everything and wish fervently for a better result than the nightmare of 2015. If we score 3 points today, we’re already there!

Kickoff is scheduled for 11 AM GOZT, and the game will air on ESPN. For more game-specific details, here’s the HOW TO WATCH post, courtesy of AMS.

ICYMI: TB took a closer look at the Oklahoma-Kansas State matchup using maffs and stuff in his weekly Kicking the Tires feature.

Also, better late than never, but your crowdsourced Bring on the Cats Top 25 poll shows little movement at the top.

Finally, for all your football watching needs (and because Jon Morse will actually be at the game today), go HERE.

Here’s your usual set of previews:

Our frenemies over at Crimson and Cream Machine preview the game. This is the part that I liked best:

At the end of the day, the Wildcats shouldn’t be able to match up with this OU team, which certainly has the potential to beat K-State just as badly as it did last season.

Eric Bailey riffs on the game, and notes this is a matchup of two of the best coaches in all of college football (Tulsa World).

The Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel notes that Bill Snyder’s staff of veterans is getting the job done, despite being “Ancient of Days,” and mostly because Snyder inspires loyalty among his assistants. (It’s only ironic if you consider how Mike Stoops ended up at Oklahoma that first time).

Kansas State’s job in this game is relatively simple, but falls into the “easier said than done” category: limit big plays by Oklahoma’s talented wide receivers like Dede Westbrook who is coming off a 232-yard game (Ken Corbitt, Topeka Capital-Journal).

The Wildcats may not present much of an offensive challenge for the Sooners, but Kansas State is using last year’s blowout loss as motivation. Snyder, in his usual fashion, attempted to downplay it, but noted last year’s game was useful as preparation for this year’s version and for a variety of reasons (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle).

Let’s go, Cats!