Kansas at Oklahoma State: 10/30/21 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-1) vs Kansas Jayhawks (1-6)
Game Info: Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Boone Pickens Stadium)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma State Cowboys -30.5 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Kansas Jayhawks will travel to Boone Pickens Stadium to take on the 15th ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys this Saturday night in College Football action.
The Kansas Jayhawks lost their 6th straight game and dropped to 1-6 on the season after being defeated by the 3rd ranked Oklahoma Sooners, 35-23, this past Saturday. Kansas gave Oklahoma all they could handle as the Jayhawks led by a 17-14 margin heading into the 4th quarter, however, the Sooners finally found their offense late and pulled away after a 40-yard TD run by Caleb Williams gave the Sooners a 28-17 lead with 7:53 left in the game. Kansas outgained Oklahoma by a 412-398 margin while the Jayhawks and Sooners committed 1 turnover each. Leading the way for the Jayhawks was RB Devin Neal who had 100 rushing yards & 2 TD on 23 carries.
On the season, Kansas is averaging 17.6 ppg on 334.3 total yards per game (183.1 passing yds/g; 151.1 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Kansas has been led by QB Jason Bean who has completed 57.7% of his passes for 1178 yards, 6 TD, & 4 INT while also rushing for 362 yards & 2 TD. In the backfield for the Jayhawks has been the duo of Devin Neal (92 att, 418 yards, 4 TD) & Torry Locklin (35 att, 116 yards, 2 TD). The top receiving threats for the Jayhawks have been Kwamie Lassiter II (28 rec, 347 yards, TD), Trevor Wilson (17 rec, 287 yards, TD), Lawrence Arnold (17 rec, 224 yards, 3 TD), & Luke Grimm (14 rec, 205 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, Kansas is allowing their opponents to average 42.1 ppg on 472.3 total yards per game (226.6 passing yds/g; 245.7 rushing yds/g).
The 15th ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys dropped to 6-1 on the season after being defeated by the Iowa State Cyclones, 24-21, this past Saturday. Oklahoma State led by a 14-7 margin at halftime, however, the Cowboys defense struggled in the 2nd half and allowed the Cyclones to fight back and win the game on a 4-yard TD run by Breece Hall with 5:29 left in the 4th quarter. Oklahoma State was outgained by Iowa State by a 374-332 margin and didn’t force a turnover in the loss. Leading the way for the Cowboys was QB Spencer Sanders who completed 15 of 24 passes for 225 yards & 3 TD.
On the season, Oklahoma State is averaging 25.7 ppg on 374.6 total yards per game (214.1 passing yds/g; 160.4 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Oklahoma State has been led by RB Jaylen Warren who has 781 rushing yards & 6 TD on 166 carries. QB Spencer Sanders has completed 59.2% of his passes for 1176 yards, 9 TD, & 5 INT while also rushing for 245 yards & 3 TD. The top receiving threats for the Cowboys was Tay Martin (31 rec, 445 yards, 3 TD), Brennan Presley (21 rec, 286 yards, 4 TD), & Rashod Owens (16 rec, 232 yards, TD).
Defensively, Oklahoma State is holding their opponents to an average of 20.1 ppg on 316.7 total yards per game (222.4 passing yds/g; 94.3 rushing yds/g).
The Jayhawks are 20-45-1 ATS in their last 66 road games and just 3-15 ATS in their last 18 games as an underdog. The Cowboys are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 13-2-1 ATS in their last 16 games following a ATS win.
Kansas almost pulled of a shocking upset against Oklahoma last week, however, this is still not a very good football team as the Jayhawks still comes into this game ranked just 123rd in scoring offense & 127th in scoring defense. Oklahoma State suffered their first loss last week, however, this is still a solid football team led by their defense which ranks 31st in scoring defense & 12th in rushing defense. Kansas was able to have success last week by controlling the clock behind success in their running game, however, as I don’t see Kansas being able to have similar success against the Oklahoma State defensive line, I think Oklahoma State bounces back with a blowout victory and cover this large home spread. Good Luck!
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