Kickoff: 6:50 p.m. CST
Location: Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK
Television: FOX, KOKH FOX 25
Radio: KOKC-AM 1520 (Oklahoma City)
Why Oklahoma Will Win: OU has the tools on defense to stop Klein and the Wildcats, and the offense to overwhelm Snyder’s squad on defense. Landry Jones had his best game ever against K-State last season, and who says he can’t do it again? The Oklahoma run game is coming together quite nicely, and the Sooner receiver corps received an extra week with the bye to get comfortable with Jones. The Sooners have had the preparation, and even went first team offense vs. first team defense to not collect any rust, so the Sooners should be ready for the Cats. Historically, Stoops has done well against Snyder, and he has the weapons once again to defeat his former boss.
Why Kansas State Will Win: The Wildcat run game could spell trouble for a Sooner run defense that has not been superb thus far. Casey Walker will be back and David King moves back to defensive end, but the Sooners have to prove they can stop the run game. UTEP gave the Sooner problems on the offensive side of the ball, and a huge, athletic quarterback like Collin Klein and John Hubbert definitely have a shot at making life hard for the Sooners on defense. The K-State defense has some good pieces, especially with Arthur Brown, who should be good to go Saturday. If the Wildcats can strike early and put the Sooners in a deep hole, they might be able to pull off the upset in Norman.
Score Prediction: Oklahoma 31, Kansas State 21