Oklahoma vs. Kansas State preview: two 3-2 Big 12 programs battle for a big win in Norman.
On Saturday, October 15th, the Oklahoma Sooners play host to the Kansas State Wildcats. The game, to be played at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, OK is slated for a 12:00 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on ESPN. Read on for our Oklahoma vs. Kansas preview.
Spread: Oklahoma -11
Game Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Oklahoma vs. Kansas State preview:
The 3-2 Sooners enter the contest after surviving a tough 45-40 Red River Showdown win over Texas, while the 3-2 Wildcats are coming off a 44-38 shootout win over Texas Tech.
Baker Mayfield was pretty prolific against the Longhorns, throwing for 390 yards and three touchdowns, though he also tossed two interceptions. He also ran for 20 yards and a score. Samaje Perine had a monster day on the ground, with 214 rushing yards and two scores. Dede Westrbook was also unstoppable, catching 10 passes for 232 yards and all three of Mayfield's touchdowns.
Kansas State used its rushing attack to roll through Texas Tech's weak defense. Quarterback Jesse Ertz only threw for 104 yards and a touchdown, but he had 83 yards and a score on the ground. Charles Jones rushed 19 times for 128 yards and a touchdown. Isaiah Zuber led the way through the air for the Wildcats, with three catches for 35 yards and a touchdown.
Oklahoma has dominated the all-time series between these two teams, 73-19-4. Oklahoma won last year's game 55-0, but the two have split their last four meetings.
Oklahoma vs. Kansas State prediction:
Oklahoma has likely fallen from the ranks of College Football Playoff contenders, but this game is still incredibly important if the Sooners are to defend their Big 12 title. Kansas State has been a nice surprise, and has the No. 11 defense in the country, per ESPN's efficiency ratings. We like Oklahoma's talent to win out here, but Kansas State won't be an easy out for the Sooners.
Oklahoma 36, Kansas State 28