NORMAN, Okla. – Following a 48-10 win over Iowa State last weekend, the Sooners are now preparing for a tough test against Kansas State.
Against Iowa State, the Sooners’ running backs had a stellar game, accumulating 405 rushing yards and scoring four touchdowns.
However, one of the team’s leading rushers will not take the field against Kansas State on Saturday.
Damien Williams, who tallied 128 yards against the Cyclones, has been suspended for violating team policy.
The other leading rusher, Trevor Knight, will be the starting quarterback against the Wildcats.
Quarterback Blake Bell is sidelined with an injury.
Knight will rely on receivers Jalen Saunders and Jaz Reynolds to give him options to throw the ball and move the chains.
They will be facing off against Ryan Mueller, who is a contender for the Big 12 defensive player of the year.
The offensive line will have their hands full trying to contain Mueller and Jonathan Truman, who has recorded 69 tackles in his career.
On the other side of the ball, OU’s defense will face a challenging attack from K-State as they square off against two different quarterbacks.
Wildcats’ quarterback Daniel Sams is a dual-threat attack; he is able to throw the ball to receivers, even in the middle of a run.
Receiver Tyler Lockett and running back John Hubert give Sams two solid options for keeping the play alive.
Dominque Alexander, Frank Shannon and Eric Striker will be tasked with containing Sams and putting a stop to the offensive scoring tactics.
Kansas State has won four straight games, after losing four early in the season.
The Wildcats barely survived a meeting with TCU last weekend.
During its latest winning streak, Kansas State has also outscored its opponents by an average of 39.5 to 19 points per game.
The game will be played at Bill Snyder Stadium on Saturday.
Kickoff is set for 11 a.m.
The game will be televised on Fox Sports 1.