|Oklahoma QB Landry Jones has played up to expectations the past two week after a slow start this year. (AP)|
Kickoff: Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (FSN)
Spread: Oklahoma by 35
Watchability: The record doesn't reflect it but Kansas is improved this year. The Jayhawks put a scare in Oklahoma State last week and backup QB Michael Cummings gave their offense a shot of life. Coach Charlie Weis said he plans to play Cummings and Dayne Crist this week, so that's something for Kansas fans to watch. This is sort of tune-up game for Oklahoma with Notre Dame coming to Norman next week. Unless you're a Sooner or Jayhawk fan, you'll probably be tuned in to Kansas State and West Virginia.
Shining stars: Oklahoma: QB Landry Jones. Jones has had back-to-back impressive performances after his ridiculed play against Kansas State. This is a game the Sooners could use to continue to build Jones' confidence, which may not be as fragile as thought. Kansas: RB James Sims. Sims has only played in three games because of a suspension to start the season, and what he's done has been sort of overlooked. He's averaging 114.7 rushing yards per game, which would rank second in the Big 12 if he qualified. Sims had 138 yards and a touchdown last week against Oklahoma State.
Who could steal the show: Oklahoma: FB Trey Millard. If last week is any indication of what Millard can do, the Sooners have under-utilized one of their most explosive players. Millard had 164 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown on just eight touches. He also had the highlight play of OU's win, leaping over Texas S Adrian Phillips on his way to the end zone. It wasn't the first time Millard has taken to the air to get past a defender, and after his numbers last week, he might get more chances. Kansas: Cummings. The backup QB came on in the fourth quarter last week to lead back-to-back touchdown drives. He has a big arm and can make plays with his feet, which is something Crist can't do.
You going? Ranking the road trip: If you have wanted to get to an OU home game but couldn't because of demand, this might be the chance to score a ticket against the Big 12's worst team.
Magic number for Oklahoma: 28-29. Oklahoma has scored on all but one of its red-zone trips. Kansas has the second-best red-zone defense in the Big 12. As long as the Sooners finish drives, they should be able to turn this into a blowout.
Magic number for Kansas: 14. The Jayhawks have forced 14 turnovers and have a plus-2 turnover margin. It's one statistic where they rank better than the Sooners -- Oklahoma has as many giveaways as takeaways. To keep the game close, KU needs to force some takeaways.
This game comes down to: Oklahoma has played well the past two weeks, and the Sooners would be well-served to keep that level of play going. As long as they don't get sloppy, they shouldn't have any problems handling Kansas.
Prediction: Oklahoma 55, Kansas 10
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