The fifth ranked Sooners (7-0, 4-0 Big 12) head to Manhattan, Kansas as they put their 22 game road winning streak on the line. The Wildcats (4-2, 1-2 Big 12) come into the matchup unranked and losing two of their last three games.
K-State head coach Chris Klieman, is looking to get his first signature victory since taking over for Bill Snyder. Big wins on the road at Mississippi State and a victory over TCU last weekend, have the Wildcats heading in the right direction.
If you can’t make the game and plan to watch, here are a few options on how you can tune in.
Time: 11 AM
TV: ABC (National Broadcast)
Radio: 107.7 The Franchise
The broadcast crew consists of Bob Wischusen and Dan Orlovsky in the booth calling the game and Allison Williams as the sideline reporter. Orlovsky was a journeyman quarterback in the NFL and recently joined ESPN/ABC as an analyst.
Oklahoma hasn’t lost a true road game since October 4th, 2014. The Vegas oddsmakers don’t anticipate this game to be close either as the Sooners enter the game as a 23.5 point favorite.
The last time OU played in Manhattan under coach Riley, Rodney Anderson scored the game winning touchdown with seven seconds left and the Sooners snuck away with a 42-35 victory.
Things to watch for:
• Jalen Hurts continuing to make a case for the third consecutive Heisman winner for Oklahoma. Can he limit the turnovers and be as efficient as last week? 16/17 passing is awfully impressive.
• Will Trey Sermon get more carries? With only 5 carries in the last two games, has Sermon fallen down the depth chart or made it into the dog house with Riley?
• Turnovers. The Sooners have forced zero turnovers in the last three games. Coach Grinch is not pleased with this. Expect an aggressive defense looking to force some turnovers early.
• The Sooners sacked Sam Ehlinger nine times during the RRR and had zero sacks last week. Will the defense put pressure on Skyler Thompson? The Wildcat QB has only thrown 1 INT all season.
• K-State scored 12 and 13 points in their two losses to Baylor and Oklahoma State. Can the Sooner defense hold them to less than 14?
- by Austin Wood