No. 8 Kansas State (7-0, 4-0) looks to continue their surge up the BCS standings as they host Big 12 foe No. 9 Oklahoma (6-1, 3-1). A win here will silence the critics that say the Wildcats are an overrated team in the BCS standings, while the Oklahoma Sooners look to jump back into the BCS title hunt.
Where: Bill Snyder Stadium; Manhattan, Kansas
When: Saturday, Oct. 29 at 3:30 p.m. ET
Watch: ESPN and ESPN3.com
Betting Line: Oklahoma -13.5
Who Might Not Play for Oklahoma: No injuries as of now, check back later in the week.
Who Might Not Play for Kansas State: RB Bryce Brown has not been sighted on the KSU campus recently and hasn’t played since the Miami (FL) game.
Can Kansas State win their toughest game this year? It’s at home, so will the pressure to stay undefeated in front of their fans be too much for the Wildcats to handle.
For both teams, a win keeps hope alive for a BCS bowl berth and a chance at playing in the BCS National Championship Game. A loss eliminates any chance for both teams at playing in a BCS bowl game.
Oklahoma Player To Watch: QB Landry Jones
Jones is the best player on this Oklahoma team and will be responsible if this Oklahoma team can bounce back after their upset at home last week to Texas Tech.
Kansas State Player To Watch: WR Chris Harper
Harper is the main target for this Wildcats offense. If Kansas State wants to keep their BCS dreams alive, he will have to find space in the OU secondary, while scoring two to three times.
Who wins this game?
Key Matchup: Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles vs. Kansas State’s secondary
Ryan Broyles is the best target for QB Landry Jones to get the ball to. However, the Kansas State defense has a problem in defending the pass. Can the Wildcats mask their Achilles heel this week and keep the speedy receiver in check?
Prediction: Oklahoma 31, Kansas State 24