1. Oklahoma Sooners
The only regular season loss that the Oklahoma Sooners suffered in the 2019 season was at the hands of the Kansas State Wildcats, who won a tightly contested 48-40 ball game in Manhattan. Before that, the Sooner had won the last four games against K-State including a 51-14 blowout in 2018.
Don’t think for a minute that the Sooners won’t remember that loss last year in Manhattan that could have cost them a trip to the College Football Playoff (but didn’t). Oklahoma has a new quarterback for the fourth straight year in Spencer Rattler who they have high hopes for and he’ll be tough to slow down.
Lincoln Riley always has the Sooners in position to contend and with Kansas State beating them a year ago, it’ll be shocking if they were able to pull off that feat in two straight seasons.
Kansas State football has their work cut out for them this season, but Chris Klieman proved in his first year as the head coach for the Wildcats that he’s the right man for the job. He coached them to wins over Oklahoma and Mississippi State, both of which put K-State on the map for the first time in several years.
It’ll be interesting to see how this season pans out for Kansas State football, but hopefully they can contend in the Big 12 in 2020.