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By The Associated Press
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) No. 3 Oklahoma (7-0, 4-0 Big 12) at Kansas (1-5, 0-3), Saturday at noon EDT (ESPN).
Line: Oklahoma by 38 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Series record: Oklahoma leads 78-27-6
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Oklahoma is looking to get to 8-0 to start the season. They are on a collision course for one of the best Bedlam games against Oklahoma State in history when they meet on November 27th. Kansas is trying to win a conference game for the first time in nearly two years and attempting to beat Oklahoma for the first time since 1997.
Kansas QB Jason Bean has not been very good throwing the ball in the first three Big 12 games this season. He has thrown for just over 75 yards on average per conference game this season and just one touchdown. The Oklahoma secondary is down three guys and will find how much depth they have this week. It's a good week to see wo they can depend on going forward.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Oklahoma: RB Kennedy Brooks has been a spark on the ground for Oklahoma the past two games. He's ran for 370 yards and three touchdowns in the past two games. He should have a chance to have his biggest game of the season against a defense that allows on average 250 yards per game on the ground.
Kansas State: QB Miles Kendrick could be put in the game if Bean struggles against the Sooners. He threw for two touchdowns in the final minute during the 41-14 loss to Texas Tech last week. The Jayhawks need to throw the ball well if they want any chance against Oklahoma.
FACTS & FIGURES
Oklahoma beat TCU last week 52-31 when QB Caleb Williams threw for four touchdowns and ran one in. ... They have won 15 straight games, which is the longest active streak in the nation. ... The Sooners are trying to beat Kansas for the 17th straight time with none of those wins being by less than 14 points. ... Williams has thrown for 661 yards, and has eight touchdowns since Spencer Rattler was benched for the true freshman. ... Kansas is looking for their first win against a ranked opponent in 10 years when they beat then No. 15 Georgia Tech. ... It would also be their first win against a ranked conference opponent in 16 years when they beat Iowa State who was ranked No. 25. ... The Jayhawks are one of the least penalized teams in the country with just 27 calls against them this year. That is the least amount of penalties by any Big 12 team this season.
Updated October 20, 2021