Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph. Sue Ogrocki The Associated Press
Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph. Sue Ogrocki The Associated Press

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Kansas State at No. 20 Oklahoma State: Three-minute college football preview

By Kellis Robinett

krobinett@kcstar.com

October 01, 2015 02:59 PM

UPDATED October 01, 2015 04:21 PM

When/where: 3 p.m. Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla.

TV/radio: Fox Sports 1; WHB (810 AM)

The series: Oklahoma State leads 37-24

The line: Oklahoma State by 8

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KANSAS STATE (3-0, 0-0 Big 12)

Date

Opponent

Result/time

Sept. 5

South Dakota

W, 34-0

Sept. 12

at UTSA

W, 30-3

Sept. 19

Louisiana Tech

W, 39-33, 3OT

Saturday

at Oklahoma State

3 p.m.

Oct. 10

TCU

TBA

Oct. 17

Oklahoma

TBA

Oct. 24

at Texas

TBA

Nov. 5

Baylor

6:30 p.m.

Nov. 14

at Texas Tech

TBA

Nov. 21

Iowa State

TBA

Nov. 28

at Kansas

TBA

Dec. 5

West Virginia

TBA

OKLAHOMA STATE (4-0, 1-0 Big 12)

Date

Opponent

Result/time

Sept. 3

at Central Michigan

W, 24-13

Sept. 12

Central Arkansas

W, 32-8

Sept. 19

UTSA

W, 69-14

Sept. 26

at Texas

W, 30-27

Saturday

Kansas State

3 p.m.

Oct. 10

at West Virginia

TBA

Oct. 24

Kansas

TBA

Oct. 31

at Texas Tech

TBA

Nov. 7

TCU

TBA

Nov. 14

at Iowa State

TBA

Nov. 21

Baylor

TBA

Nov. 28

Oklahoma

TBA

What’s at stake

K-State is hoping to push its record to 4-0 for the first time since 2012 and get off to a good start in the Big 12. Oklahoma State is trying to further validate its early success with a 2-0 start in conference play.

Cheers if …

The Wildcats score on defense or special teams. They tend to do exactly that in big games, and it always gives them a chance on the road.

Jeers if …

K-State turns the ball over. Bill Snyder is a conservative coach and Mike Gundy is acting like one this year, too. The team that makes the least amount of mistakes will likely win.

Three things about Oklahoma State

1 For once, the Cowboys are known more for their defense than their offense. Oklahoma State is allowing 299.8 yards and 15.5 points. Coach Mike Gundy credited his defense for a 30-27 victory at Texas.

2 The Cowboys use two quarterbacks. Mason Rudolph is the starter, but J.W. Walsh has played in all four games. Walsh is primarily a running threat near the goal line, but he can throw, too.

3 Chris Carson is off to a strong start as Oklahoma State’s running back. He has rushed for 274 yards and three touchdowns. But keep an eye on Rennie Childs. He also runs the ball effectively.

Key matchup

Joe Hubener vs. Oklahoma State’s secondary: This will be Hubener’s first start in a road conference game. He needs to limit his mistakes against a secondary that has intercepted four passes this season.

KANSAS STATE OFFENSE

P

No.

Player

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

WR

6

Deante Burton

6-2

205

Jr.

WR

19

Kody Cook

6-1

200

Sr.

LT

55

Cody Whitehair

6-4

305

Sr.

LG

77

Boston Stiverson

6-4

316

Sr.

C

71

Dalton Risner

6-5

300

Fr.

RG

68

Luke Hayes

6-6

295

Sr.

RT

65

Matt Kleinsorge

6-5

310

Sr.

TE

80

Cody Small

6-5

241

So.

WR

4

Dominique Heath

5-9

175

Fr.

QB

8

Joe Hubener

6-5

211

Jr.

RB

24

Charles Jones

5-10

206

Jr.

K

16

Matthew McCrane

5-10

165

So.

KANSAS STATE DEFENSE

P

No.

Player

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

DE

75

Jordan Willis

6-5

250

Jr.

DT

95

Travis Britz

6-4

293

Sr.

DT

60

Will Geary

6-0

297

So.

DE

45

Marquel Bryant

6-3

254

Sr.

LB

9

Elijah Lee

6-3

218

So.

LB

35

Will Davis

6-0

224

Jr.

LB

52

Charmeachealle Moore

6-0

221

Jr.

CB

33

Morgan Burns

5-11

201

Sr.

SS

22

Dante Barnett

6-1

193

Sr.

FS

4

Kaleb Prewett

6-1

204

So.

CB

7

Danzel McDaniel

6-1

205

Sr.

P

14

Nick Walsh

5-11

212

So.

OKLAHOMA STATE OFFENSE

P

No.

Player

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

WR

3

Marcell Ateman

6-4

210

Jr.

WR

13

David Glidden

5-8

185

Sr.

LT

73

Victor Salako

6-6

330

Jr.

LG

74

Michael Wilson

6-6

305

Jr.

C

71

Brad Lundblade

6-3

300

So.

RG

57

Paul Lewis

6-3

295

Jr.

RT

60

Zach Crabtree

6-7

305

So.

WR

17

Austin Hays

6-2

190

Jr.

WR

28

James Washington

6-0

200

So.

QB

2

Mason Rudolph

6-4

220

So.

RB

32

Chris Carson

6-2

202

Jr.

K

19

Ben Grogan

6-1

186

Jr.

OKLAHOMA STATE DEFENSE

P

No.

Player

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

DE

38

Emmanuel Ogbah

6-4

275

Jr.

DT

56

Motekiai Maile

6-4

305

Jr.

DT

96

Vincent Taylor

6-3

300

So.

DE

92

Jimmy Bean

6-5

250

Sr.

SLB

20

Jordan Burton

6-3

215

Jr.

MLB

52

Ryan Simmons

6-0

240

Sr.

WLB

10

Seth Jacobs

6-2

225

Jr.

CB

1

Kevin Peterson

5-11

190

Sr.

SS

31

Tre Flowers

6-3

190

So.

FS

13

Jordan Sterns

6-1

205

Jr.

CB

6

Ashton Lampkin

5-11

185

Jr.

P

29

Zach Sinor

5-11

195

Fr.

Kellis Robinett’s pick: Oklahoma State 30-20

Oklahoma State’s offense may not be as powerful as it has been in recent years, but it is still averaging nearly 40 points. And its defense is strong. K-State’s offense may have trouble keeping up.

Kellis Robinett: @KellisRobinett