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History: OU leads series 70-27-6
Line: OU, -23.5
THREE 2 WATCH
Charlie Weis relinquished control of the offense by dividing up responsibilities to his assistant coaches. What will the result be against what is a very difficult OU defense?
2. Running Game
James Sims and company should the benefactors of a revamped coaching system. The running game was KU’s bread and butter last year and was one of the Big 12′s better units. Getting them back on track should put Kansas in a better position to compete.
3. Defensive Line
Slow down Oklahoma’s running game, slow down the Sooners. Most everything they do is based on the run, and when that doesn’t work then OU struggles. Oklahoma is second only to Baylor is rushing yards per game and next to last in passing. If KU can contain the running game then they can make some plays off of Bell.
1. Bet The Under
Sooners should certainly be favorites, but, like TCU, Oklahoma has trouble scoring points. Their defense, however, is fantastic, so keeping OU under 21 points is going to probably be required if KU is going to pull off the upset. But take heart in knowing it is doable to keep the game low scoring.
2. Blake Bell
Part of the reason why Oklahoma has struggled on offense is because of quarterback play. Bell, the Belldozer, is considered more of a power runner than a passer. This means OU is required to make a lot of catch-and-runs. Assuming the defense is disciplined, Kansas should be able to keep everything in front of them.
Oklahoma is 14-0 after the Red River Rivalry and has won their last 20 games after a loss.
ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!