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Oct 6, 2012; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks running back James Sims (29) carries the ball during a 56-16 loss to the Kansas State Wildcats at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas Football: How to beat Oklahoma State

Kansas and Oklahoma State square off on Saturday afternoon in Lawrence. The Jayhawks look to end a four-game losing streak while Oklahoma State looks to avenge a controversial loss to Texas on Sept. 29th.

Here are a couple ways for Kansas to get back on track and knock off the Cowboys.

1. Run the ball: Oklahoma State can’t stop the run. Force the trio of running backs James Sims, Tony Pierson and Taylor Cox down their throats. With the great running game in place, starting quarterback Dayne Crist should get more opportunities to make something happen.

2. Cut down on turnovers: Crist has had problems holding onto the ball and making sound decisions this season when pressured. If given the chance to make a good read on the defense, then Crist will get a better shot at making something happen. If the turnover level  gets trimmed, then Kansas could have a good shot at winning.

3. Stop Joseph Randle: The Cowboys offense is something else. Running back Joseph Randle makes the engine go as the team haven’t decided upon a starting quarterback yet. Randle on the season has rushed for 534 yards on just 75 carries, an average of 7.1 yards per carry. If the Kansas defense can slow Randle then the horizon could turn brighter.


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