Oklahoma vs. Kansas Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Oklahoma vs. Kansas fearless prediction and game preview.
Oklahoma (9-1) vs. Kansas (1-9) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, November 18th
Game Time: 3:30 pm ET
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS
It’s this simple. Oklahoma has to beat Kansas, beat West Virginia, beat TCU again, let Baker Mayfield take the Heisman, and then go to Pasadena to play some ACC team in the Rose Bowl.
Step One is to enjoy the stat-padding moment against a Kansas team trying to pull off the miracle of all miracles.
The David Beaty era at Kansas has been a complete and total disaster, but he’s got the dreaded vote of confidence from the higher-ups. If he can ruin the Oklahoma season with his team rising up and rocking with one big performance, it would be an all-timer of a moment.
Or, Mayfield will further cement the Heisman with a bazillion yards in the first half.
Oklahoma has won 12 straight in the series, and if they want to, the Sooners could make this the ugliest of the bunch.
One Reason Why Oklahoma Will Win
It’s target practice time for Mayfield.
Kansas has a pass rush, but the secondary is getting lit up like a Christmas tree week after week with the third-least efficient pass defense in college football.
The interception the Jayhawks came up with against Texas last week was just the fourth of the season and the first in the last five games. Quarterbacks are hitting close to 70% of their passes for over nine yards per try.
All Mayfield is doing it averaging a ridiculous 12 yards per pass with just five interceptions on the year. If he’s focused and the team is trying, he should have a 13-of-15 first half for 200 yards and three touchdowns.
But he might have to keep playing because …
One Reason Why Kansas Will Win
The OU secondary has gone bye-bye.
TCU struggled to connect on enough passes, and the Sooner defensive backs are making a few plays here and there, but they’re also getting lit up by the better passers. The Sooners gave up 250 yards or more in six of their last seven games, and now it’s up to Carter Stanley to try pushing the passing attack.
He might have struggled against Baylor, and he threw three picks against Texas, but whatever. In a lost season with absolutely nothing to lose, he’s going to get a shot to bomb away at will. If the guy who hit Kansas State for 418 yards shows up – and the yards might come after getting down 31-3 – this might be entertaining.
What’s Going To Happen
Just how much is Oklahoma going to care and try?
It’ll start out pounding away with Rodney Anderson – fresh off his 151-yard day against TCU – and Mayfield will be Mayfield to put this away in a hurry.
Kansas will start throwing right away, and it’ll come up with a few big plays to make it slightly entertaining, and then the avalanche will come.
Oklahoma vs. Kansas Prediction
Oklahoma 48, Kansas 13
Oklahoma -37, o/u: 70.5
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