STILLWATER, Okla. — After a disappointing loss against West Virginia last week, the Oklahoma State Cowboys hope to get back on track when they face Kansas State on Saturday.
The Cowboys defense hopes to steal the show by creating turnovers while on the field.
So far this season, the Pokes have forced seven turnovers.
The defense will get their shot to add that number against KState’s quarterback Jake Waters.
Waters has passed for 948 yards and four touchdowns.
However, Waters has also recorded five interceptions this season.
His main targets are wide receivers Tyler Lockett and Tramaine Thompson, who have both recorded a touchdown a piece.
Kansas State relies on running back John Hubert, who ran for 238 yards and four touchdowns.
The Wildcats have struggled on offense this season, falling to 54th nationally in passing yards and 75th nationally in rushing yards.
OSU is ranked No. 1 in the nation in capitalizing when in the red zone, after converting 93.75 percent of red zone trips into points on the board.
While they are good at generating points, the offense also spreads the ball around to multiple players.
In fact, 12 different players have combined to score Oklahoma State’s 22 touchdowns this season.
Of those 22 touchdowns, 11 were scored on a pass, 10 were scored on a run and one was scored on a punt return.
OSU quarterback J.W. Walsh ranks fourth in the Big 12 in total offense with 299.5 yards per game.
Josh Stewart and Tracy Moore lead the receiving corp.
Stewart has recorded two passing touchdowns and averages 16.4 yards.
Moore has one touchdown to his name and averages 13.8 yards.
Kansas State will have be tasked with trying shut down a productive run game and passing game.
Running back Jeremy Smith’s six rushing touchdowns this year tie him for the Big 12 lead in touchdowns scored.
Kansas State is coming off a bye week following a road loss in their last game against Texas.
Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at Boone Pickens Stadium.
The game will be televised on ABC.