Oklahoma vs Kansas State NCAA Football Game Picks 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Skylar Thompson and the Kansas State Wildcats play the Oklahoma Sooners at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Kansas State opens this matchup as 21-point dogs. The Sooners are 4-3-0 ATS and 3-3-1 when betting on the total. The Wildcats are 2-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-2-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Oklahoma Sooners took on the West Virginia Mountaineers and notched a win by a score of 52-14. Leading the way at QB for the Sooners was Jalen Hurts who went 16/17 with 316 yards passing and threw 3 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Jalen Hurts paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 28 yards and he tallied 2 TD's for the game. He scurried for 75 yards by way of 10 carries which had him averaging 7.5 yards per run. Charleston Rambo led the team in receiving yardage by earning 71 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 17.8 yards per catch for the game. The Sooners ended up rushing 38 times and earned a total of 197 yards giving them an average of 5.2 yards per run. For the game, they ran 59 plays which added up to 560 yards. On the day, the Sooners racked up a total of 25 first downs and they had a total of 6 infractions for 64 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When discussing the defense, Oklahoma conceded 18 catches on 34 throws for a total of 191 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.9%. On the day, they allowed 242 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. In the running game, the Sooners conceded 51 yards on 30 attempts which is an average of 1.7 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Sooners come into this game with a record of 7-0 this season. For total yardage, they rank 1st in the conference and 1st in the country with 4,292 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 50.4 points per game, ranking them 1st in the country. As a unit, they are averaging 273.9 yards on the ground per contest which is 2nd in the conference. The Sooners have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, allowing 19.4 points per contest which has them at 3rd in the conference. When talking about yards on the ground, Oklahoma is allowing 129 yards per contest which has them at 3rd in the conference and 41st in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.8 yards per rush which has them at 4th in the Big 12 Conference and 44th in college football overall. Overall, they have conceded 903 rushing yards through 7 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Sooners have conceded 2,375 yards. Opponents are completing 60.8% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.4 yards per try.
In their last outing, the Kansas State Wildcats played the TCU Horned Frogs and earned the win by a score of 24-17. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Wildcats was Skylar Thompson who went 11/23 with 172 yards passing and tossed 2 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. Skylar Thompson led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 61 yards and he added 1 TD for the contest. He racked up a total of 68 yards via 10 carries which meant he was running for 6.8 yards per tote. Malik Knowles was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 48 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 16.0 yards per catch during the game. The Wildcats ran the ball 29 times and racked up 112 yards which gave them an average of 3.9 yards per attempt. In the game, they ran 52 plays which added up to 284 yards. Overall, the Wildcats racked up 14 first downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 79 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. In terms of defense, Kansas State gave up 18 completions on 31 attempts for a total of 138 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.1%. In the running game, the Wildcats gave up 228 yards on 40 tries which gave them an average of 5.7 yards per carry allowed. On the day, they gave up a total of 366 yards but didn't force any takeaways.
The Wildcats step onto the field holding a record of 4-2. In discussing the offensive production, the Wildcats have one of the best offenses in college football. Kansas State has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 200.2 rushing yards per contest, putting them 34th in college football. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,201 yards rushing through 6 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Wildcats average 372 yards per game overall putting them 91st in D-1 and 9th in the Big 12 Conference. The Wildcats are conceding 18.7 points per game which puts them at 1st in the conference and 19th in the country. Their pass defense is one of the most dominate groups in college football. They are allowing 152.5 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Wildcats sit in 1st in the Big 12. In regard to points given up, they have given up 112 total points. In discussing yards rushing, they are conceding 195.2 yards per game ranking them 104th in the country and 9th in the Big 12. For this year, they have given up a total of 1,171 yards on the ground and 10.2 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Sooners/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wildcats +21
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