When Oklahoma hosts Kansas State on Saturday, the Sooners are coming off a bye week which saw them surrender their No. 5 ranking in the AP poll, falling to No. 6 this week. It’s not outside of the realm of discussion to think the Sooners could be put on upset alert when they face the No. 15-ranked Wildcats.
Sooners defensive end R.J. Washington isn’t worried about OU’s national perception heading into this game, he just wants to win.
“We know how good Kansas State is,” the senior said. “I feel like people outside the conference really don’t know how good K-State is, they’re a great team. I’ll take a ugly win over a pretty loss.”
OU could send a loud message to the rest of the Big 12 and the nation with a eye-popping performance on Saturday. And yet any victory should boost OU’s national reputation since the Wildcats are ranked among the top 15 and already have an impressive blowout win over Miami (Fla.).