No. 3 Oklahoma (9-1, 6-1 Big 12, CFP No. 4) at Kansas (1-9, 0-7), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: Oklahoma by 34 ½.
No. 3 Oklahoma (9-1, 6-1 Big 12, CFP No. 4) at Kansas (1-9, 0-7), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: Oklahoma by 34 ½.
Series record: Sooners lead 74-27-6.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
The Sooners need to win handily against a team that hasn't beaten an FBS opponent all season to ensure the College Football Playoff committee doesn't forget about them. The Jayhawks would consider it a victory just to be in the game at halftime, let alone beat a team trying to lock up a spot in the Big 12 title game.
Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield against the Kansas pass defense. The Heisman Trophy front-runner should put up huge numbers against a Kansas defense that is allowing more than 275 yards through the air per game. The Jayhawks are also allowing more than 42 points, which is 127th nationally.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Oklahoma's trio of freshmen defensive backs. Robert Barnes, Tre Brown and Tre Norwood shut down TCU in their first career starts last weekend, and will be tasked with stopping a Kansas offense that has the potential to score quickly.
Kansas QB Carter Stanley. The sophomore took over the starting job midway through the season and has plenty of highs, including a 418-yard passing performance against Kansas State, and just as many lows.
FACTS & FIGURES
The Sooners have won 12 straight in the series, two shy of the longest run since the schools began playing in 1903. Each has been decided by at least 15 points. ... Oklahoma is going for its 16th consecutive true road win. That includes 14 straight in Big 12 play, which would break a tie with Texas for most in league history. ... Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley would match Barry Switzer (1973) and Chuck Fairbanks (1967) for most wins by a first-year Sooners coach with a win. ... Oklahoma RB Rodney Anderson is averaging 147.5 yards rushing over the past four games. ... The Jayhawks will recognize just 10 seniors during their home finale. ... Kansas WR Evan Fairs had a career-high seven catches for 104 yards last week against Texas. ... Kansas WR Steven Sims Jr. needs 60 yards receiving to become the fifth player in school history with 2,000.