With a dominating 63-21 win over Texas, the Oklahoma Sooners earned the No. 9 spot in the first edition of the BCS standings and put themselves back in to National Championship contention after a loss to Kansas State in September dropped them significantly.
The situation couldn't look more different for the Kansas Jayhawks who will enter Saturday's game with a five-game losing streak. However, there is some intrigue for the Jayhawks who have kept their decision about a starting quarterback very quiet.
Against Oklahoma State, senior Dayne Crist completed just 10-of-22 passes before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with the Jayhawks trailing 20-0. With redshirt freshman Michael Cummings in his place, KU began a rally that brought the game within a touchdown. While the Jayhawks lost 20-14, Cummings offered a spark that the Jayhawks haven't seen much of in 2012.
Regardless, the Sooners have plenty of fire-power and justifiably enter as huge favorites over Kansas. A Jayhawks win on the road would be a mammoth upset for a struggling KU program.
Game time, TV channel: 7 p.m. ET, FSN
Point spread: Oklahoma favored by 35