Oklahoma football seeks revenge vs. Kansas State

It is no secret the last few seasons have been stellar for Oklahoma football. However, it seems every year the Sooners can’t quite get that no-loss season they are seeking out. Last year their one loss was handed to them by the Kansas State Wildcats, which happens to be their opening game for Big 12 Conference play this weekend.

During the 2019 season, things were looking optimistic for the Sooners. This is, until they fell to Kansas State 48-41. This heartbreak loss leaves Sooner fans wondering - can they pull off the win this weekend? After watching both teams’ non-conference games, the answer should be simple, yes, the Sooners should have no issue handling Kansas State this weekend. But, the determining factor for a win this weekend is up to Alex Grinch’s defense.

Spencer Rattler and his offense will have no issue finding the end zone this weekend. However, can the defense stop Kansas State from getting in just enough points to beat the Sooners similar to last year?

Now that Grinch had a full year under his belt in Norman, he has instilled enough confidence in his more than equipped defense to stop the Wildcats from putting up impressive numbers this weekend.

With Kenneth Murray, the fan-proclaimed QB of the Sooner defense now in the NFL, who will be able to take on his roll and take down the Kansas State offense? In short, one defensive player will not do it on their own. The collective effort put on by the Sooners’ defense is what will keep them on a winning streak this season.

Kansas State and its inexperienced offense this season will not match up with the new and improved OU defense. Players like Bookie Radley-Hiles and Tre Brown will strongly contribute to the take down of Kansas State’s offense this weekend as they both looked to be much more confident stepping off the line last weekend.

Needless to say, the Sooners had their first team shutout in a long time two weekends ago, which regardless of who the team is, it can be tricky to do. This shutout should be a sigh of relief for Sooner nations this coming Saturday. If OU’s defense steps onto the field with the same confidence and energy, it should not have an issue getting the first conference win this weekend.

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