NORMAN, Oklahoma -- The return of Kansas State coach Bill Snyder has transformed his team from conference doormat into the current Big 12 North leader. The Sooners realize they must prepare for a vastly different and more confident team than the one they defeated 58-35 last season.
"Kansas State on film is a completely different team than last year. They're way more physical," said defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. "They're going to run the ball, and we have to be ready for it. We had a real physical practice today preparing for the run ... Their O-Line is big, strong and they play real hard, so we've got to be ready for it."