Oklahoma State hopes to capitalize on Wildcats' offensive woes


Friday, October 6th 2006, 3:09 pm
By: News On 6


MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) _ Oklahoma State linebacker Rodrick Johnson says he's ``licking his chops'' at the prospect of facing a Kansas State offense with five freshmen starters.

The five include starting quarterback Josh Freeman and two of the Wildcats' offensive linemen who'll try to protect him.

Johnson says the defense can disguise more because true freshmen aren't used to reading coverages.

K-State has managed just three touchdowns in the past three games and the team's scoring average of just more than 20 points per game is second-lowest in the Big 12.

Kansas State is 3-and-2 overall and 0-and-1 in the Big 12 after last week's loss to Baylor.

OSU is 3-and-1 and is playing its conference opener after being off last week.

Kickoff is at 2:30 Saturday afternoon in Manhattan, Kansas.