Kansas State at Oklahoma - 9/26/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Kansas State Wildcats (0-1) at Oklahoma Sooners (1-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -28 -- Over/Under: 60.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Kansas State Wildcats will travel to Memorial Stadium to take on the 3rd ranked Oklahoma Sooners this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The Kansas State Wildcats did not get their 2020 season off on a great note as the Wildcats dropped to 0-1 (0-0 Big 12) on the season after being upset at home by the Arkansas State Red Wolves, 35-31, on September 12th. Kansas State looked like they had things under control after taking a 21-7 lead midway through the 2nd quarter, however, the Wildcats allowed Arkansas State to score 21 unanswered to fight back in the game. Kansas State was able to regain the lead late on a 35-yard FG, however, had no answers on the ensuing Arkansas State drive and allowed the Red Wolves to score the game winning TD with just :38 seconds left in regulation. Kansas State was outgained by a 489-374 margin in the loss.
Offensively, Kansas State was led by QB Skylar Thompson who completed 17 of 29 passes for 259 yards and 2 TD’s. The Wildcats top receivers for Skylar Thompson was Chabastin Taylor (4 rec, 98 yards), Briley Moore (6 rec, 54 yards, TD), Malik Knowles (1 rec, 27 yards), and Philip Brooks (2 rec, 24 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Wildcats backfield was the duo of Deuce Vaughn (12 att, 47 yards, TD) & Harry Trotter (16 att, 43 yards, TD).
Defensively, Kansas State had trouble slowing down the Arkansas State passing attack who put up 330 yards and 5 TD’s against the Wildcats. Leading the way for the Wildcats defense was Justin Hughes (6 tackles), Eli Huggins (3 tackles, 1 sack), and Drew Wiley (2 tackles, 1 sack).
The 3rd ranked Oklahoma Sooners (1-0; 0-0 Big 12) had no trouble picking up a victory in their season opener as the Sooners easily defeated the Missouri State Bears of the FCS, 48-0, on September 12th. Oklahoma put on an offensive show in the 1st quarter, putting up 31 points in the first 14 minutes of the game and had no trouble cruising to victory after going into halftime with a 41-0 lead. Oklahoma outgained Missouri State by an incredible 608-135 margin and had 27 first downs in the victory.
Offensively, was led by their young star QB, Spencer Rattler who completed 14 of 17 passes for 290 yards and 4 TD’s. Oklahoma’s backup QB, Tanner Mordecai, saw plenty of action in the 2nd half and also had a solid game, completing 14 of 17 passes for 157 yards, 1 TD, and an INT. The leading receivers for the Sooners were Charleston Rambo (4 rec, 80 yards, 2 TD), Marvin Mims (3 rec, 80 yards, TD), Theo Howard (5 rec, 63 yards), and Trevon West (4 rec, 59 yards). Leading the way for the Oklahoma backfield was the duo of Seth McGowan (9 att, 61 yards, TD) & Marcus Major (11 att, 31 yards).
Defensively, Oklahoma put up great numbers against an overwhelmed Missouri State offense and although the Sooners will be led by their offense, the defense has made great strides over the last year. Leading the way for the Sooners defense agianst Missouri State was Delarrin Turner-Yell who had 4 tackles and an INT.
The Wildcats are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Sooners are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in September, however, are just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Oklahoma is well known for their incredible offense and it certainly looks like it is not going to miss a beat this season with Spencer Rattler under center. Kansas State has enough offense to put up some points on the board, however, as the defense was absolutely shredded by the Arkansas State passing attack at home, I don’t see any reason why Oklahoma can’t do the same thing. This is a bunch of points, but I think the Sooners offense puts up around 50 points in this one and the defense does enough to get us a cover. Good Luck!