OSU vs. Kansas preview

CREATED Nov. 7, 2013

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  • Oklahoma State running back Desmond Roland looks for a block on a long touchdown run during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Oklahoma State won 58-27. (AP Photo by Justin Hayworth) Image by AP

STILLWATER (KFAQ) - The Oklahoma State Cowboys take on the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday. Oklahoma State is 16-1 in its last 17 home games, since the start of the 2011 season, including seven in a row. . Kansas, which is 1-8 in its last nine against the Cowboys, owns the Big 12's worst offense.

Game Preview:

Kansas (2-6, 0-5 Big 12 Conference) vs. No. 15 Oklahoma State (7-1, 4-1), 4:00 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

 
Line: Oklahoma State by 31.
 
Series record: Oklahoma State 32-29-2.
 
WHAT'S AT STAKE
 
Coming off its fourth straight victory, an impressive 52-34 win over No. 25 Texas Tech, Oklahoma State must avoid overlooking a seemingly inferior opponent, with the Big 12's top three teams (Texas, No. 5 Baylor and No. 12 Oklahoma) coming up next on its schedule.
 
KEY MATCHUP
 
Oklahoma State's high-powered, fast-paced offense, led by senior QB Clint Chelf and junior RB Desmond Roland, up against a Kansas defensive unit that ranks ninth out of 10 Big 12 teams in scoring defense (averaging 32 points against per game) and eighth in yardage (446.6 per game).
 
PLAYERS TO WATCH
 
Kansas: WR Rodriguez Coleman is developing into the big-play threat that the Jayhawks have needed, recording four receptions for a total of 160 yards and a touchdown in the last two games. The junior transfer from Garden City Community College could turn the tide in Kansas' direction.
 
Oklahoma State: QB Clint Chelf will be starting for the third game in a row. In addition to stabilizing the passing game in last week's big win over Texas Tech by completing 18 of 34 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns, Chelf has also emerged as a running threat, rushing for 88 yards and two touchdowns on just six carries.
 
FACTS & FIGURES
 
Oklahoma State is 16-1 in its last 17 home games, since the start of the 2011 season, including seven in a row. . Kansas, which is 1-8 in its last nine against the Cowboys, owns the Big 12's worst offense, averaging just 17.1 points and 292.5 yards per contest.

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