OSU vs. Kansas State preview

Oklahoma State running back Desmond Roland (5) eludes the West Virginia defense during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Tyler Evert) Photo: Image by AP

OSU vs. Kansas State preview

CREATED Oct. 4, 2013

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State was considered the preseason favorite to win the Big 12 and after a 3-0 start, the No. 21 Cowboys seemed well on their way.

Following a 30-21 loss at West Virginia last weekend, Oklahoma State (3-1, 0-1 Big 12) is looking to rebound Saturday at home against Kansas State (2-2, 0-1) and prove they still deserve contender status.

The Wildcats, who are the defending Big 12 champions but lost many key seniors, are coming off a bye week that followed a 31-21 loss at Texas on Sept. 21. After stumbling in their season opener, losing 24-21 to FCS power North Dakota State, K-State won two in a row before three turnovers, including two fumbles inside the red zone, cost them against the Longhorns.

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