Oklahoma State vs. Kansas fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, September 29
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS
Network: Fox Sports Net
Oklahoma State (3-1) vs. Kansas (2-2) Game Preview
One Reason Why Oklahoma State Will Win
And there’s the Kansas we all know and love.
After dominant wins over bad Central Michigan and Rutgers teams, Kansas came back down to earth with a 26-7 loss to Baylor. And why? It didn’t come up with the six takeaways it did in the two wins.
Does Oklahoma State have turnover problems? A little bit, with seven giveaways in four games, but this isn’t Rutgers or Central Michigan. The Cowboys can make up for the issues.
Without the turnovers, the Jayhawk offense isn’t able to crank up points on its own. There’s no downfield passing game, mainly because the offensive line isn’t giving QB Peyton Bender any time.
Oklahoma State leads the nation with 19 sacks. It’s going to have a whole lot more when it leaves Lawrence.
One Reason Why Kansas Will Win
It wasn’t Taylor Cornelius’s fault – it was a rough day all the way around – but he struggled against Texas Tech last week, completing just 47% of his passes in Oklahoma State’s loss. All of a sudden, the passing game isn’t rocking and rolling.
Against FBS teams, Cornelius has only hit one touchdown pass in each of the three games with three picks. And now he’s losing one of his targets, with second-leading receiver Jalen McCleskey using the new redshirt transfer rule to bolt.
The Cowboys aren’t humming like they’re supposed to.
Yeah, Kansas won two games because of all the takeaways, but the offense isn’t giving it up, either. The Jayhawks have only turned it over once so far.
What’s Going To Happen
The Cowboys aren’t going to quite start bombing away like they’re supposed to, but the running game will be solid, Cornelius will be better, and the offense will do enough to get out with a road win.
The OSU fans might want a crushing blowout, but after the issues against Texas Tech last week, just coming up with an easy win is enough.
Kansas won’t be awful, but the offense won’t be able to keep up after a rough first quarter.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Oklahoma State 40, Kansas 17
Line: Oklahoma State -17, o/u: 62
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Must See Rating: 2.5
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