Sooners get ready for conference opener

Wednesday, September 27th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Norman-AP) -- The 14th ranked Oklahoma Sooners are playing for keeps now.

Undefeated at 3-and-oh, Oklahoma opens Big 12 Conference play Saturday as a heavy favorite against Kansas but the Sooners will certainly be motivated.

Coaches say they are still concerned about the performance of the offensive line and that no starter's job is safe even though the offense is averaging over 490-yards per game.

Head coach Bob Stoops says he wants the line to be more physical and show more toughness.

The 2-and-1 Jayhawks also own a three game winning streak over O-U, the last win coming in 1997.

Saturday's game is Homecoming for the Sooners.