Kansas State Vs. Oklahoma: Wildcats And Sooners Prep For Big 12 Showdown

MANHATTAN, KS - OCTOBER 29: Quarterback Collin Klein #7 of the Kansas State Wildcats slips past Tony Jefferson #1 and Tom Wort #21 of the Oklahoma Sooners as he runs for a touchdown in the second quarter at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on October 29, 2011 in Manhattan, Kansas. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

The Wildcats face a tough test in Norman this week, taking on the Oklahoma Sooners after a narrow victory against North Texas the week before.

No. 15 Kansas State heads to Norman for a crucial showdown against No. 6 Oklahoma on Sept. 22, with the Sooners coming off an early-season bye. This will be the first conference game for both teams.

The Wildcats narrowly missed an upset defeat to North Texas in the third game of the season, with Collin Klein willing his team to victory with a strong performance both on the ground and through the air. The K-State quarterback was 15-of-20 for 230 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, adding 85 yards on 11 carries with a rushing touchdown. It was a sloppy performance that coach Bill Snyder knows his team has to avoid this coming week.

The Sooners enjoyed a week off after winning their first two games of the season, including a 69-13 beatdown of Florida A&M on Sept. 8. Oklahoma narrowly avoided an upset of their own, pulling away late in the second half in a 24-7 win over UTEP in the first game of the season.

Oklahoma heads into the game as 14-point favorites, although the Wildcats are expected to give the Sooners a difficult time if they can correct the mistakes from the previous game.

Kickoff is set for 6:50 p.m. CT, with coverage on Fox.

For more on the Kansas State Wildcats, head over to Bring On The Cats. For more on OU football, visit Oklahoma blog Crimson And Cream Machine. More on NCAA football can be found over at SB Nation's College Football hub.

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