Everything you need to know about Les Miles’ return to Stillwater.
Miles was OSU’s head coach from 2001-04 while Gundy was the offensive coordinator. Miles guided the Cowboys to a 28-21 record and one bowl victory in three postseason appearances before leaving for LSU, where he won the BCS national championship in 2007. Gundy took over the OSU program and has led the Cowboys to 13 bowl games since and has them bowl eligible once again this year.
The Cowboys (6-3, 3-3 Big 12) have won two straight Big 12 games by the same score of 34-27 against Iowa State and TCU, while KU (3-6, 1-5) has lost five of six after a 2-1 start.
OSU’s offense goes through running back Chuba Hubbard, who leads the nation with 1,604 rushing yards. Hubbard, who is a Heisman Trophy candidate, looks to have a strong game against a KU defense that ranks 126th out of 130 FBS teams in the country.
With star OSU wide receiver Tylan Wallace out for the rest of the season, Spencer Sanders relied on Dillon Stoner in Week 10 against TCU. Stoner only caught three passes, but he made them count for 93 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-27 victory over the Horned Frogs.
After Miles made Brent Dearmon the Jayhawks’ offensive coordinator, KU responded with 48 points in a loss at Texas then 37 points in a home win over Texas Tech. The Jayhawks offense came back to normal in Week 10 against in-state rival Kansas State, who held KU to only 10 points.
One bright spot for the Jayhawks this season has been running back Pooka Williams. The sophomore isn’t making as much noise as Hubbard, but Williams has showed up in big games. His 765 rushing yards rank third in the Big 12, including 100-plus yard performances against Oklahoma and Texas. He’s only 110 rushing yards away from 2,000 for his career.
Recent series history
2018: OSU 48-28 in Lawrence
2017: OSU 58-17 in Stillwater
2016: OSU 44-20 in Lawrence
2015: OSU 58-10 in Stillwater
2014: OSU 27-20 in Lawrence
How to watch
When: 11 a.m. Saturday
Where: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater
TV: Fox Sports 1
Live stream: Fubo TV (try for free)
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