Collin Klein first big test for Oklahoma defense


Sep 8, 2012; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Collin Klein (7) runs the ball during first-half action against the Miami Hurricanes at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-US PRESSWIRE

As the fourth weekend of the season approaches, Oklahoma fans have not really seen much. The Sooners faced UTEP and Florida A&M, two inferior opponents to the say least. That all changes Saturday night.

Rolling in to Norman are the undefeated Kansas State Wildcats. K-State has not really played anyone significant either, but a blowout win over the Miami Hurricanes turned some heads.

Though, can Bill Snyder deliver? This will be a big road test for the Wildcats, but the Sooners might be the ones who are truly tested.

The Sooners have not faced a quarterback like Collin Klein this season, and with a bye week, OU should be more than prepared.

Though, OU should do a lot of things, but they have disappointed in the past. Will Klein and K-State be able to play spoiler in Norman?

Well, let’s look at the numbers. The Cats have not completely dominated their competition, but Klein has picked up noise.

In three games, Klein has amassed 609 passing yards, five passing touchdowns, and has ran in four. He has the size like Blake Bell, but can get the passing game going.

Oklahoma’s secondary looked great against UTEP, and one long passing touchdown given up against Florida A&M should not be a concern when the game was well in hand.

Javon Harris has looked much improved, and we have seen some good things from Gabe Lynn, Aaron Colvin, and Demontre Hurst as well. Though, Tony Jefferson sprained his ankle, but should be good to go for Saturday.

Oklahoma will definitely need all the help they can get as they head in to their first big match-up of the season. A win could help erase some doubt in the eyes of Sooner fans and voters. Though, this early in the season, the Sooners are lucky to get Kansas State while they are working out the kinks as well.

The Sooners and Wildcats is set to kick off at 6:50 p.m. on national television. You can catch all the action from Norman on FOX (no, not FX) and make sure to tune in to the new Sooner Sports TV for more OU coverage.