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GAMES OF THE WEEK
LARS ANDERSON
November 07, 2011
Here are the teams and the themes to follow this weekend
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November 07, 2011

Games Of The Week

Here are the teams and the themes to follow this weekend

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NO. 17 KANSAS STATE AT NO. 3 OKLAHOMA STATE

What we've learned about the Wildcats

How bad were they in a 58--17 loss last Saturday to Oklahoma? Both lines were manhandled, prompting coach Bill Snyder to say that he did a "really miserable job" of preparing his team.

What we've learned about the Cowboys

The best receiver in the country is Justin Blackmon, who caught 13 passes (tying a career high) for 172 yards in Oklahoma State's surprisingly easy 59--24 win over Baylor.

What it will mean on Saturday

The question is not whether the Cowboys, who control their destiny in the BCS race, will win, but what the final margin of victory will be. Blackmon torches K-State's 103rd-ranked pass D in a rout.

• NO. 10 SOUTH CAROLINA AT NO. 8 ARKANSAS

What we've learned about the Gamecocks

Their offense is not the same without injured tailback Marcus Lattimore. Led by QB Connor Shaw, who threw and ran for a TD, South Carolina ground out a 14--3 win over Tennessee.

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