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Oklahoma vs. Kansas: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More
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Forget for a moment that the Oklahoma Sooners own the Kansas Jayhawks on the gridiron.

Throw out the window the fact that Oklahoma leads the series 70-27-6 and has won eight straight. It's even advisable to throw out the fact Kansas has lost 23 straight conference games and is more than a two-touchdown underdog.

Kansas has shown signs of life in recent weeks, while the Sooners laid down in embarrassing fashion last week in the Red River Rivalry despite being two-touchdown favorites against Texas.

This is a game college football fanatics won't want to miss. Here are the important details.

 

When: Saturday, Oct. 19 at 2:30 p.m. ET

Where: Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, Kan.

Television: ESPN

Live Stream: ESPN3

Betting Lines (via Vegas Insider)

  • Over/Under: 49
  • Spread: Oklahoma (-23)

 

Sooners Injury Report (via USA Today)

Aaron Colvin CB 10/13/2013 Questionable for Saturday's game against Kansas Questionable Shoulder
Trey Metoyer WR 10/16/2013 Suspended indefinitely Suspended Legal/Disciplinary
Corey Nelson DE 10/07/2013 Will miss the remainder of the season Out Pectoral
Jordan Phillips DT 10/13/2013 Questionable for Saturday's game against Kansas Questionable Undisclosed
Jake Reed T 08/26/2013 Suspended indefinitely Suspended Legal/Disciplinary
Jordan Smallwood WR 08/17/2013 Out indefinitely Out Foot
Kendal Thompson QB 10/13/2013 Questionable for Saturday's game against Kansas Questionable Foot
D.J. Ward DE 08/13/2013 Out indefinitely Out Splenectomy

 

Jayhawks Injury Report (via USA Today)

Marquel Combs DT 08/29/2013 Expected to miss the entire season Out Leg
Taylor Cox RB 09/01/2013 Out indefinitely Out Groin/Hamstring
Samson Faifili LB 10/13/2013 Questionable for Saturday's game against Oklahoma Questionable Undisclosed
Ben Heeney LB 10/13/2013 Questionable for Saturday's game against Oklahoma Questionable Knee
Marcus Jenkins-Moore LB 09/24/2013 Will miss the remainder of the season Out Knee
Tony Pierson RB 10/06/2013 Out indefinitely Out Concussion
Kevin Short CB 08/29/2013 Will miss the entire season Out Academics
Andrew Turzilli WR 10/13/2013 Questionable for Saturday's game against Oklahoma Questionable Undisclosed

 

Which Team Rebounds?

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Despite a 2-3 record and an eighth-place standing in the Big 12, the Jayhawks have improved over the last two weeks. After losing 54-16 to Texas Tech, Kansas rebounded and played much better in a 27-17 loss to TCU last week.

Oklahoma embarrassed itself against Texas last week by allowing two major touchdown receptions and a special teams touchdown, and it saw a pass by quarterback Blake Bell intercepted and returned for a touchdown.

Bell himself was horrific, throwing for just 133 yards and two interceptions. Texas effectively stuffed the run, which in turn caused the Sooners to take to the air more en route to Bell being exposed as a liability.

The Sooners survive on a defense that allows just 16.8 points per game and the strong running duo of seniors Brennan Clay and Damien Williams. Those factors are still intact, so Oklahoma needs to settle down and prevent big plays to rebound with a victory.

 

Prediction

Last year when the Sooners and Jayhawks met, Oklahoma had little issue on the way to a 52-7 win against a Kansas team that ultimately only tallied one win on the season.

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This year, the Jayhawks are much improved, but last week served as a good barometer for just how good Kansas is this year. The Jayhawks forced five turnovers but still lost by 10 and were outgained 380-198 by a TCU team that only managed 210 yards of offense against Oklahoma the week prior.

At this point, the Jayhawks don't have the firepower to compete with the Sooners, but an opportunistic defense may give Bell some issues.

As long as Bell keeps his head on straight, Oklahoma wins on the road by a sizable margin.

 

Final Score 

Sooners win 28-13

 

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