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Does Oklahoma have Kansas State’s number?

by Stephanie Kuzydym Modified: March 29, 2013 at 5:06 pm •  Published: September 18, 2012
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder watches from the sideline during the second half of Kansas State's defeat of Miami 52-13. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder watches from the sideline during the second half of Kansas State's defeat of Miami 52-13. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Do you know when the last time was that Kansas State beat Oklahoma in a regular season game?

15 years ago — in 1997.

And Bill Snyder’s record against the Sooners? Since 1996, he’s 3-7. Against Bob Stoops? Snyder is 1-7.

From the Kansas City Star:

Oklahoma?

The Sooners have won by escape acts and blowouts, like last year’s 58-17 decision in Manhattan. That’s why Snyder wouldn’t buy into the idea of this game as a rivalry.

“I don’t know that we’ve been as competitive as I’d have liked,” Snyder said.

The one Kansas State triumph over Oklahoma in the last 15 years is the most memorable, the 35-7 ambush in the 2003 Big 12 championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. It marks the lone loss for Stoops against his former boss.

Otherwise, Stoops absorbed well the lessons learned from working with Snyder on Iowa’s staff in the 1980s and on Kansas State’s staff from 1989-95, the final five as co-defensive coordinator.

“I worked the scout-team defense against his offense every day for five years,” Stoops said. “The attention to detail, the determination, the focus in your team’s preparation are some things that I always remember.”

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by Stephanie Kuzydym
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Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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