Sooners readying for rematch with Kansas State

Wednesday, October 13th 2004, 2:22 pm
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) When Oklahoma plays Kansas State this weekend a few things will be similar to their last past matchup.

Once again, Oklahoma comes in on a roll and the Wildcats have three blemishes on their record. Coach Bob Stoops will again face former mentor Bill Snyder.

Oklahoma quarterback Jason White and Kansas State's tailback Darren Sproles both return as the most recognizable offensive stars.

But the similarities stop there.

No conference title will be at stake and the game will be in K-State's home stadium instead of a somewhat-neutral Kansas City site.

The Sooners and the Wildcats will both be without some of their stars. A knee injury has sidelined freshman running back Antonio Perkins and the Wildcats are without departed veteran quarterback Ell Roberson.

Also, the Wildcats haven't had time to rebound from their losses and build momentum heading into the game. They'll instead be looking to turn their season around.

Stoops says his team recognizes that K-State is a strong opponent and his team has to play better than they did last year.