Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Memorial Stadium, Norman, Okla.
Radio: KQAM (1480 AM) in Wichita, KCSP (610 AM) in Kansas City
Line: Oklahoma by 24 1/2
It’s rare for Kansas State to enter a game as this large of an underdog. The last time an opponent was favored to beat the Wildcats by more was back in 2009, Bill Snyder’s first year after coming out of retirement, when they traveled to Oklahoma.
The Sooners were favored by 28 and won 42-30. K-State was competitive that day. It also usually plays well in Norman. It beat Oklahoma on the road in 2012 and 2014, but the Sooners have won the last three in the series.
It won’t come as a shock if the Wildcats do enough to cover the spread. If Alex Barnes has another solid day on the ground, and he should, the score won’t get out hand. Still, it’s hard to see them seriously challenging Lincoln Riley’s team.
Oklahoma has too much firepower behind quarterback Kyler Murray and receivers CeeDee Lamb and Marquise Brown. The Sooners are averaging 51.5 points at home this season. The Wildcats won’t be able to keep up.
Oklahoma 42, K-State 21