The Wildcats have already blown one big chance to plant their flag in the national discussion. They can't afford to blow this one, or they're done. But with a win Saturday the 'Cats would loudly announce their relevance. Here's everything you need to know to be able to follow Saturday's action:
The game: Kansas State (4-1, 2-0, 14/14) visits the Oklahoma Sooners (5-1, 2-1, 11/11). Oklahoma leads the all-time series 72-18-4, and 35-7-3 in Norman. Bill Snyder us 7-12 against the Sooners, but five of those wins were prior to Bob Stoops arriving in Norman; Snyder is 2-8 against Stoops.
Odds: The line opened with Oklahoma as 11-point favorites. It immediately shrunk by a field goal, and the Sooners are now only favored by 8. (Of note, K-State is 4-1 against the spread in their last five trips to Norman.)
Kickoff: Saturday, October 18 at 11:00am CT, Owen Field at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (82,112) in Norman, Oklahoma.
Tickets: At this writing, single tickets are still available through Oklahoma's ticket office, for $85 apiece. Assuming you're not a loner, however, you'll have to hit the secondary market, and that's a much better option anyway; seats can be had for as low as $46 and averaging around $69.
Television: ESPN, with Dave Pasch on play-by-play and Brian Griese on color, with Tom Luginbill on the sideline.
Radio: K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson, Stan Weber, and Matt Walters. The game will also be available on Sirius/XM 91, with the Oklahoma radio team of Toby Rowland and Merv Johnson, with Chris Plank, Dusty Dvoracek, and Teddy Lehman roaming the sidelines. Obviously, if you're in Oklahoma (or in areas of southern Kansas outside the K-State Radio Network's coverage area), you can probably find a Sooner Network affiliate. And lastly, for those of you who aren't even local, the game will be available on some ESPN Radio affiliates, with Bill Rosinski, David Norte, and Joe Schad.
Other options: Bring on the Cats hosts Kansas City-area watch parties in partnership with The Granfalloon, located at 608 Ward Parkway in the Country Club Plaza. If you can't get to Norman, please come enjoy the game, good eats, drinks, and the company of your fellow Wildcat faithful. You'll want to get there early!