Title: No. 6 Oklahoma Aims to Continue Undefeated Streak Against Kansas in Big 12 Showdown
In a highly anticipated Big 12 clash, No. 6 Oklahoma is set to take on Kansas as the Sooners look to maintain their unbeaten season. Oklahoma currently holds control of the Big 12 after a thrilling win against Texas in the Red River Rivalry, and they are the only remaining unbeaten team in the conference.
With their eyes set on securing a spot in the College Football Playoff, the Sooners have aspirations beyond just the Big 12 Championship. Their strong performances and relentless pursuit of victory have made them the favorites in their remaining regular-season games.
Meanwhile, Kansas, under the leadership of coach Lance Leipold, has undergone a significant transformation. The Jayhawks have shown improvement with an 11-9 record over the past two seasons, their best since 2006-07. However, they face a tough challenge against the Sooners, as they have an 18-game losing streak against Oklahoma, with their last win dating back to 1997.
Despite this lopsided history, Kansas has managed to narrow the score differential in recent years, with an average of -11 in the last two matchups. Nevertheless, the absence of quarterback Jalon Daniels, still recovering from a preseason back injury, will likely be felt by the Jayhawks, as they will miss his playmaking abilities.
Oklahoma’s rushing attack, led by a talented backfield, will be looking to exploit Kansas’ vulnerability against opposing ground attacks. On the other side, Oklahoma quarterback Dillon Gabriel has emerged as a top contender in the Heisman Trophy race. He leads the Big 12 in passing yards and touchdowns, making him a crucial asset for the Sooners.
The odds are stacked in Oklahoma’s favor, with the Sooners favored to win by 10 points. Considering the challenges Kansas faces without Daniels’ presence on the field, they are expected to struggle against a dominant Oklahoma squad.
As both teams prepare for this exciting showdown, all eyes will be on Oklahoma as they continue their quest for an unbeaten season and a coveted spot in the College Football Playoff.
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