Big 12 Picks: Oklahoma State at Kansas: 10/3/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma State Cowboys (2-0) at Kansas Jayhawks (0-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Kivisto Field at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks +21.5 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The 17th ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys will travel to David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium to take on the Kansas Jayhawks this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The 17th ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys improved to 2-0 (1-0 Big 12) on the season after defeating the West Virginia Mountaineers, 27-13, this past Saturday. Oklahoma State allowed West Virginia to fight back into the game after taking a 17-0 lead in the 1st half, however, the Cowboys were able to put the Mountaineers away later after a 23-yard TD run by Chuba Hubbard with 1:17 left in regulation. Oklahoma State was outgained by West Virginia by a 353-342 margin, however, did win the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Cowboys was RB LD Brown who had 103 yards and a TD on 11 carries.
On the season, Oklahoma State is averaging 21.5 ppg on 310.5 total yards per game (138.5 passing yds/g; 172.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Oklahoma State has been led by the backfield duo of Chuba Hubbard (49 car, 194 yards, 2 TD) & LD Brown (20 car, 166 yards, TD). QB Shane Illingworth has completed 73.1% of his passes for 213 yards, 0 TD, and an INT on the season. The top receiving targets for the Cowboys have been Tylan Wallace (10 rec, 172 yards), Dillon Stoner (6 rec, 45 yards), and Tavares Martin (3 rec, 19 yards).
Defensively, Oklahoma State is holding their opponents to an average of 10.0 ppg on 315.5 total yards per game (225.5 passing yds/g; 90.0 rushing yds/g).
The Kansas Jayhawks dropped to 0-2 (0-1 Big 12) on the season after being defeated by the Baylor Bears, 47-14, this past Saturday. Kansas was able to take a quick 7-0 lead after a 21-yard TD run by Pooka Williams, however, the Jayhawks were dominated the red of the way and stood no chance after 40 unanswered Baylor points gave the Bears a 40-7 lead early in the 4th quarter. Kansas was outgained by Baylor by a 352-328 margin and could not force a single turnover agianst the Bears. Leading the way for the Jayhawks was RB Pooka Williams who had 76 rushing yards and 2 TD’s on 14 carries.
On the season, Kansas is averaging 18.5 ppg on 347.5 total yards per game (174.0 passing yds/g; 173.5 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Kansas has been led by the backfield duo of Velton Gardner (25 car, 151 yards, TD) & Pooka Williams (26 car, 143 yards, 2 TD). Kansas has used two different QB’s over their first two games in Miles Kendrick (62.5 comp %, 156 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT) & Jalon Daniels (57.1 comp %, 172 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT). The top receivers for Kansas have been Kwamie Lassiter II (11 rec, 128 yards, TD), Andrew Parchment (9 rec, 68 yards, TD), and Takulve Williams (12 rec, 64 yards).
Defensively, Kansas is allowing their opponents to average 42.5 ppg on 335.0 total yards per game (141.0 passing yds/g; 194.0 rushing yds/g).
The Cowboys are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games vs. Kansas. The Jayhawks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games, however, are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in October.
Oklahoma State has one of the better rushing attacks in the country to go along with an above average defense which going to make the Cowboys a tough team to beat this season. Kansas has really struggled offensively and agianst the run and as I think that is recipe for disaster against this Oklahoma State team, I am taking the Cowboys to cover this large road spread. Good Luck!