- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

No. 16 Oklahoma State (4-1, 2-0 Big 12) at Kansas (2-3,0-2), 4 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

Line: Oklahoma State by 20.

Series Record: Oklahoma State 32-29-3.

WHAT’S AT STAKE

The Cowboys are seeking their fifth straight win and even more momentum heading into a showdown with ninth-ranked TCU next week. Kansas is trying to give interim coach Clint Bowen his first win after losing his debut last week at West Virginia. Oklahoma State has won 10 of the last 11 in the series.

KEY MATCHUP

Oklahoma State QB Daxx Garman against the Kansas defense. Garman has thrown for 1,200 yards and nine TDs since taking over for the injured J.W. Walsh. If there is any strength on the Jayhawks, it just may be their defensive backfield, which has kept them in games most of the season.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Oklahoma State: RB Desmond Roland has taken some of the pressure of Garman in the Cowboys’ offense. He’s scored a touchdown in six straight games, rushing for two of them last week against Iowa State. Roland has 10 touchdowns total during his streak.

Kansas: Whoever plays quarterback. Montell Cozart has been the starter all season, but Michael Cummings and T.J. Millweard saw action last week against the Mountaineers. The Jayhawks would like to have a clear-cut starter, but expect the hook to be quick if whoever ends up under center struggles early in the game.

FACTS & FIGURES

Kansas has only beaten Oklahoma State eight times in the last 34 years. The Cowboys haven’t lost a road game to the Jayhawks since 1994. … Oklahoma State has won 21 straight games when it does not commit a turnover. … Michigan transfer LB Josh Furman had a career-high 10 tackles last week against Iowa State for OSU. … The Cowboys’ defense is 10th nationally in red zone defense, allowing seven TDs in 18 trips. … Kansas WR Nick Harwell is second in the Big 12 in punt returns, averaging 26.4 yards. He had a 76-yard TD return against West Virginia. … Kansas leads the Big 12 with five fumble recoveries this season. … The Jayhawks have blocked a field goal in each of their last two games.

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