OU’s Stoops, KSU’s Snyder to face off again


Teammate Byron Pringle earned the conference’s special teams honor by returning a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown just before halftime to lift the Cats to a 31-28 lead. He rushed for 88 yards, caught three passes for 34 yards and a touchdown and became the first Sooner running back since 1973 to throw a touchdown pass, a 26-yarder to Westbrook in the second quarter that put the Sooners ahead 21-7.

Oklahoma (3-2, 2-0 Big 12), ranked No. 19, faces Kansas State (3-2, 1-1) on Saturday, and as often has been the case, the victor will be well positioned early in the conference race. He returned later in the half, but left the game early in the second half. Their two games against Oklahoma State and Baylor they lost by a combined 11 points and against Baylor they were leading nearly the entire game.

Perine ran for a season-high 214 yards in the Red River Rivalry game against Texas, on 35 carries without negative yards on any of those. Reed said. “I am not trying to sound cocky or arrogant, but we really think we can win this week”.

Of course, K-State players were confident heading into the Oklahoma game past year, too. Kansas State will be risky all year, because of the way it plays defense and special teams. The Wildcats won, but it was a reality check.

Bill Snyder and his former assistant Bob Stoops have always had that whole teacher-pupil dynamic between them.

After spending the last two weekends on the road, the Bears will gladly welcome the final stretch of Big 12 play, as all three contests will be played at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field.

The Sooners won a rivalry game they’ve struggled with recently, and I still believe they’ll make a run at a Big 12 title. For one, Kansas State (3-2, 1-1) leads the Big 12 in scoring defense, rushing defense and total defense. I know we are in the heat of football season right now, but basketball is just right around the corner and I have a feeling it’s going to be the most exciting year we’ve seen in Stillwater in quite some time.

The Wildcats hung on to a 44-38 victory over Texas Tech last Saturday but failed to cover as a 9.5-point home favorite. The order of finish was voted on by the league’s head coaches (they were not allowed to vote on their own team). K-State’s deliberate style is created to work with its stingy defense to keep the clock moving and limit the number of offensive plays and possessions.

Oklahoma has a scary weapon on offense and his name is Dede Westbrook. Rounding out the poll are Iowa State and Texas Tech, who tied for seventh, ninth place Oklahoma State, and 10th place Kansas.

How will OU’s offensive line hold up? “The 6’0” senior out of Cameron, Texas torched his home state team to the tune of 232 yards off of only TEN receptions.

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