Kansas State (0-1, 0-0 Big 12) at No. 3 Oklahoma (1-0, 0-0), Saturday at noon ET (FOX).
Line: Oklahoma by 28.
Series record: Oklahoma leads 76-20-4.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
Oklahoma nearly had its College Football Playoff hopes derailed with an upset loss to Kansas State last year. A loss this year would again put the Sooners on the edge of elimination. Kansas State is at risk of a tailspin after opening the season with a loss to Arkansas State. Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler, a redshirt freshman who is getting some early Heisman Trophy buzz, can build on a strong performance against Missouri State.
Rattler vs. Kansas State's defensive line. Rattler looked dynamic against Missouri State, but he wasn’t pressured. Kansas State has a solid defensive front, led by defensive end Wyatt Hubert, a preseason All-Big 12 selection. Hubert led the Wildcats last season with 12.5 tackles for loss and 7.0 sacks.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Kansas State: RB Deuce Vaughn. He led the Wildcats with 47 yards rushing and caught a pass for 24 yards against Arkansas State. He became the ﬁrst true freshman in school history to score a touchdown in a season opener. The 5-foot-5, 168-pounder plays behind Harry Trotter, but it appears Kansas State is committed to working him into the offense.
Oklahoma: WR Charleston Rambo. He caught two touchdown passes from Rattler in the opener and nearly pulled in a third. Kansas State surrendered 330 yards passing against Arkansas State.
FACTS & FIGURES
Kansas State ended Oklahoma’s 22-game road winning streak last season. ... Oklahoma leads the nation in total defense and scoring defense. ... Rattler leads the nation in passing efficiency. ... Oklahoma freshman running back Seth McGowan had 98 yards and two touchdowns from scrimmage in his debut. ... Kansas State nickelback Will Jones blocked a punt and intercepted a pass against Arkansas State in his first career start.
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