Kansas State vs. Oklahoma fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, October 27
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK
Kansas State (3-4) vs. Oklahoma (6-1) Game Preview
One Reason Why Kansas State Will Win
The running game has returned.
It took a long, long break after ripping up South Dakota to start the season, and roared back against Oklahoma State and Baylor for 600 rushing yards and eight scores.
The Oklahoma run defense has been okay stat-wise, but that’s mostly because teams have to try throwing to keep up. Texas was able to barrel its way to key yards when it absolutely needed to, and this week, the Kansas State has to power away for Alex Barnes, who hit Baylor for 250 yards and three scores and Oklahoma State for 181 yards and four touchdowns.
On the other side of the ball, the Kansas State secondary has been solid. It got hit hard by Will Grier and West Virginia, and it’ll give up yards, but it’s only allowed two touchdown passes and picked off four passes over the last three games.
One Reason Why Oklahoma Will Win
Kyler Murray continues to amaze.
Yeah, Kansas State might be able to control the clock and control the game, but Oklahoma will come up with a lightning strike to get past that.
Murray would be the runaway Heisman leader if it wasn’t for that Tagovailoa guy, throwing three touchdown passes or more in every game but the opener against Florida Atlantic – he wasn’t needed – and he’s averaging a ridiculous 12.4 yards per throw.
Throw in that he’s not making mistakes with just three interceptions, and it’s all working.
Kansas State did a great job of getting the defense off the field against Oklahoma State, but it’s horrible at coming up with third down stops – it’s last in the Big 12.
Oklahoma can grind out long drives if it wants to on this Wildcat D, or it can come up with points in a hurry. And if it gets up early, the K-State running game won’t be enough to keep up.
What’s Going To Happen
Kansas State might be playing better thanks to the running game, but this isn’t the type of Bill Snyder team that’s going to own the clock for 40 minutes and be a +3 in turnover margin to pull off a win like this.
The Oklahoma machine appears to be angered after the Texas loss, coming up with a huge day in the win over TCU. This attack is too talented and playing too well for Kansas State to keep up after a half.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Oklahoma 48, Kansas State 26
Line: Oklahoma -24.5, o/u: 64
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Must See Rating: 2.5
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