"I think they are every bit as
good, and in many cases better than they were a year ago or at the end of the
season," he said. "I think Adrian Peterson is really a tremendous dimension for
their football team. It's not that their other running backs are not adept. I
think there running game has been enhanced a great deal by
"I think they have grown and it's the same people from last year and a year of experience has certainly benefited them as well. They still have the same receivers and the same quarterback, so their ability to throw the ball is enhanced even more, because they have become even more adept at the running game. I think they've gotten better."
Part of the reason OU seems to be better on offense than a year ago is truly because of what Peterson, a true freshman running back, has been able to do this season. But perhaps the biggest thing to come of Peterson's contributions is that quarterback Jason White hasn't had to carry the load like he did last season when he won the Heisman Trophy.
But despite all the hype that
surrounds the No. 2 Sooners as they enter
"We know Jason has two bad knees and we are going to try to rattle him a little bit," he said. "We are going to try to get into his head and get some pressure on him."
K-STATE STAT NOTES
- Darren Sproles has 684 yards rushing this season with two touchdowns. He's averaging 5.1 yards per carry, but his longest run of the season is for just 35 yards.
- Dylan Meier is 67-of-107 passing this season with 821 yards and seven touchdowns. While averaging 164 aerial yards a game and completing over 62 percent of this passes, Meier has thrown just three interceptions.
- Yamon Figurs is leading the Wildcat receivers with 15 receptions for 256 yards, while averaging over 17 yards a reception.