Oklahoma State visits Kansas State at 11 a.m. Saturday looking to extend its seven-game road winning streak. Here’s what to look for:
3 Players to Watch
Teven Jenkins: After a move from right to left tackle, the Topeka, Kansas, native can help steady an offensive line that has recently struggled.
Malcolm Rodriguez: Battling a hip pointer, the sophomore safety has been mostly absent the past two weeks. Given the struggles in OSU’s secondary, the Cowboys need him at full strength.
Taylor Cornelius: With the exception of a poor performance against Texas Tech, Cornelius has improved in each game of his tenure as OSU’s starting quarterback.
2 Big Questions
Can OSU clean up the penalties? OSU has the most penalties (8.3) and penalty yards (84) per conference game in the Big 12. Can the Cowboys discover the “discipline” that coach Mike Gundy has sought for weeks?
How does cold weather affect the game? The temperature at kickoff should be below 50 degrees, the coldest for an OSU game this season. How will that affect Cornelius, and could it mean a big day for running back Justice Hill?
1 Wild Prediction
Jordan Brailford records four sacks. This would match a school record. Brailford ranks first nationally in sacks, and the Wildcats have allowed the most sacks in the Big 12 and are one of seven teams nationally that have allowed at least 20. They have yet to allow fewer than three sacks in a game, but South Dakota’s Alex Gray and Texas’ Charles Omenihu are the only players to record at least two sacks against Kansas State.