AP TOP 25
Big 12 Conference
No. 15 Kansas State (3-0, 0-0 Big 12)
At No. 6 Oklahoma (2-0, 0-0)
Kick time: 6:50 p.m. (Fox)
Line: Oklahoma by 14.
Series record: Oklahoma leads 71-17-4.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Both teams are ranked in the top 15 for the second straight season, and this time they're both seeking to start Big 12 play with a big victory. For Kansas State, it's a chance to avenge a 58-17 loss at home to the Sooners last season when the teams came in ranked eighth and ninth, respectively.
Kansas State QB Collin Klein vs. Oklahoma defense. The talk around K-State early this season has been Klein improving his passing ability. He had 27 rushing TDs last season. How well his passing has come along will be put to the test against a Sooners defense that sacked him seven times and limited him to 58 yards passing last season.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Kansas State: DE Adam Davis. The senior is tied for the Big 12 lead with three sacks, but what's more remarkable is that he's forced a fumble on all three. He'll go up against an Oklahoma offensive line that has allowed eight sacks already this season, after giving up just 11 in 2011.
Oklahoma: FS Tony Jefferson. After leaving Oklahoma's game against Florida A&M two weeks ago with a sprained ankle, Jefferson returned to practice this week and was expected to be full speed. Without him, the Sooners were mostly solid — except for a missed coverage on a 75-yard pass play.
FACTS & FIGURES
With Bob Stoops as head coach, Oklahoma is 14-0 against Top 25 opponents on Owen Field and has won those games by an average score of 43-16. ... Stoops played at Iowa under K-State coach Bill Snyder, when Snyder was an assistant, and was also his assistant coach with the Wildcats. Stoops is 7-1 against his former boss, with the only loss coming in the 2003 Big 12 championship game. ... Oklahoma QB Landry Jones set a school record with 505 passing yards against K-State last season.