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Kansas vs. Oklahoma Prediction: Reeling Sooners Host Ranked Jayhawks

OU hopes Dillon Gabriel's expected return can put an end to discouraging three-game losing streak.

On Saturday at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, two teams in "wounded animal" mode will meet as the Kansas Jayhawks and the Oklahoma Sooners look to get back on track after a pair of tough conference losses.

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Kansas (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) saw its undefeated run come to an end with a 38-31 loss to TCU in front of another sellout crowd of 47,233 at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Jason Bean came in to replace the injured Jalon Daniels at quarterback and performed well in relief of him. Bean completed 16 of 24 passes for 262 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception. Quentin Skinner caught four passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns to support the aerial attack. Kansas accumulated 540 total yards, but Daniels lost a fumble near the goal line, Bean threw an interception to set up the go-ahead score for the Horned Frogs, and Jacob Borcila missed a 31-yard field goal in the fourth quarter that would have made it a four-point game with less than eight minutes to go.

It was an even rougher afternoon for Oklahoma (3-3, 0-3), who got demolished 49-0 in the Cotton Bowl by Texas in the annual Red River Showdown. It's now three straight painful losses for first-year head coach Brent Venables, who is left searching for answers. Defensively, the Sooners had zero answers for Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers, who threw for 289 yards with four touchdowns and an (ugly-looking) interception. Bijan Robinson shredded OU on the ground for 130 yards and two touchdowns on 22 attempts. The Longhorns outgained the Sooners 585-195 as the lack of a quality backup quarterback showed with Dillon Gabriel in concussion protocol. The loss was the largest