Kansas State-Oklahoma football: Live updates, score, TV channel, live stream (October 21, 2017)

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UPDATE: Kansas State-Oklahoma was delayed due to lightning in the area. Kickoff was pushed back to 3:35 p.m. CT.

Kansas State and Oklahoma meet on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Find the score and live updates below.

Kansas State-Oklahoma football score, live updates


Kansas State-Oklahoma TV channel

The Kansas State-Oklahoma game will be aired nationally on FOX. Play-by-play man Gus Johnson will be accompanied by analyst Joel Klatt in the booth, with reporter Jenny Taft on the sidelines.

Kansas State-Oklahoma live stream

The Kansas State-Oklahoma game can be watched online at FOX Sports GO or at K-StateHD.TV.

Kansas State-Oklahoma keys to the game

A chance at redemption for Alex Delton and the K-State offense

Sophomore backup quarterback Alex Delton wasn’t able to muster much offense at all for Kansas State against No. 6 TCU one week ago. He only went 11 for 29 with 146 passing yards and no touchdowns. Delton did record a respectable 39 rushing yards, but it came across 11 carries — averaging just 2.1 yards per run. The good news — the sophomore didn’t turn the ball over at all. Nonetheless, Delton will have to flash signs of his talent as he did late against Texas if the Wildcats offense intends to keep up with Heisman hopeful quarterback Baker Mayfield and the No. 9 Sooners on Saturday. Kansas State was shutout by Oklahoma the last time they faced the Sooners in Manhattan. A six-point performance against TCU wasn’t the most encouraging step to making sure Saturday isn’t a repeat of 2015.

Shrug off the Sooner struggles

The Wildcats aren’t alone in falling into this category, but Oklahoma has historically owned a significant edge over Kansas State — with the Sooners owning a 74-4-19 edge all-time over the Wildcats. Oklahoma has won the last two meetings between the two by a combined score of 93-17, including a 55-0 shutout win in Manhattan in 2015. On the positive side for Bill Snyder’s Wildcats, two of those 19 wins have come within the past five years (2012 and 2014). Unfortunately, Kansas State has not defeated Oklahoma in Manhattan since the 1996 season. If the streak comes to an end on Saturday, it would also mark the first time since 2006 that the Wildcats have knocked off a top 10 team at home.

When the Wildcats have prevailed over the Sooners, it’s often been a tight one — at least in recent triumphs. Kansas State has won by a combined six points in its last two victories over the Sooners.  Kansas State narrowly defeated Oklahoma 31-30 in the 2014 meeting, thanks to a missed Oklahoma extra point late in the fourth quarter. In 2012, the Wildcats recorded a narrow 24-19 victory in a low scoring affair.

Wildcat to watch: Will Geary, DT

Will Geary has been one of the better players on defense for the Wildcats through six games. The senior defensive tackle from Topeka, Kan. has recorded at least 4 total tackles in all but one game this season, in addition to 3 sacks. His leadership and effort in 2017 have earned some praise from coach Snyder, especially after missing spring practice due to a personal leave of absence. With one of the top offenses in college football rolling into town on Saturday, expect Geary to give his all once again versus Oklahoma as Kansas State seeks to snap a two-game losing streak.

Coming into the contest against Oklahoma, Kansas State has only allowed its opponent to reach the 30-point mark on one occasion. That came against Texas on Oct. 7 — a game which Kansas State lost in overtime, 40-34. The teams however, were tied 27-27 after regulation. If Kansas State can hold its opponent to less than the 30 point mark in regulation once again on Saturday, it would mark the second straight week that Oklahoma failed to hit that mark after doing so in each of its first five games.

 

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