Last year, Oklahoma wasn't fully focused on Kansas State. After the Sooners left Manhattan with a stunning loss that nearly cost them a shot at the College Football Playoff, there will be no such problem this year. Third-ranked Oklahoma will host the Wildcats on Saturday in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Spencer Brown rushed for three touchdowns in setting a UAB career record, fellow senior Austin Watkins Jr. had a career-high 183 yards receiving with a score, and the Blazers defeated South Alabama 42-10 on Thursday night.
The Pac-12 has firmly established itself as the No. 5 league in the Power Five in the College Football Playoff era. Now, it'll have to prove more than its peers in fewer games if it wants a seat at the table to end the season.