A big matchup in the Big 12 Conference will take place Saturday when No. 14 Oklahoma State travels to Manhattan, Kansas to take on the Kansas State Wildcats with first place on the line in the Big 12.
Oklahoma State Betting Preview: Get Back into the Win Column
Oklahoma State comes into play ranked #14 in the country and with a 4-1 record overall. They are coming off their lone loss of the season to the Texas Longhorns last Saturday by a score of 41-34. Quarterback Spencer Sanders threw for 400 yards and four touchdowns in the game.
Sanders’ main target in the game was wide receiver Tylan Wallace, who hauled in 11 passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Chuba Hubbard had 106 total yards and caught a touchdown pass.
Oklahoma State will need to solidify the turnovers, as they turned it over four times during the game. The defense allowed just 287 yards of total offense to the Longhorns yet gave up 41 points.
Sanders is completing 70% of his passes on the season for 658 yards and five touchdowns. He has been intercepted three times. Hubbard has done the majority of the work on the ground, gaining 550 yards on 119 carries and five touchdowns. Wallace has been the main target all season, catching 35 passes and scoring four times.
Kansas State Betting Preview: Rebound
The Kansas State Wildcats come into play with a record of 4-2, including 4-1 in the conference. They are tied for first in the conference with Iowa State. In their last game, K-State is also coming off a loss, as they fell 37-10 to West Virginia last Saturday. The Wildcats were held to just 225 yards of total offense.
They turned the ball over three times in the loss. K-State was able to rush for only 41 yards for the entire game. Quarterback Will Howard struggled in the game, completing a little more than 50% of his passes for 184 yards and one touchdown. He was picked off three times in the game.
On the season, Howard has completed 56% of his passes for 741 yards and four touchdowns. He has been intercepted four times. Running back Deuce Vaughn has carried the ball 70 times for 331 yards and four scores.
Vaughn also leads the team in receiving yards with 361 yards and a touchdown. Tight end Briley Moore leads the team with 19 receptions. He has gained 271 yards and scored three touchdowns.
Oklahoma at Kansas State Betting Odds & Lines
MyBookie has Oklahoma State as a 12.5-point favorite. This game is for first place in the conference, but Oklahoma State is the better team on paper in this one. Kansas State has a signature win, and another would be a feather in their cap, but I think that Oklahoma State has better players at skill positions, which will propel them to the victory.
Take the Cowboys in this one.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Oklahoma State -12.5