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Kansas State vs. Oklahoma State: Joseph Randle provides challenge for Wildcats

Kansas State will have to slow down Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle this weekend.

Mark D. Smith-US PRESSWIRE

One big hurdle standing in the way of Kansas State's continued march to an undefeated season comes this weekend in the form of Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle.

Randle, who rushed for over 1,200 yards with 24 touchdowns last season, is having another fine year in Stillwater, Okla. He's rushed for 891 yards and nine touchdowns for the Cowboys. The junior will be likely need another big game if the Cowboys are to knock off the Big 12's last undefeated team, and he'll get his chance on Saturday in Manhattan, Kan.

At his weekly press conference on Tuesday, Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder praised Randle:

"You name it and it is a challenge. Randle is an extremely talented running back. He runs hard, but he is a smart runner. He picks his lanes extremely well, and they have good depth at that position. Now that they have guys healthy again, they can give him a break when he needs it, and it makes him that much stronger. He is a very fine player."

Kansas State (8-0, 5-0 Big 12) hosts Oklahoma State (5-2, 3-1) on Saturday at 7 p.m. The game will be televised by ABC.