Oklahoma Sooners vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (+9.5)
The Oklahoma Sooners (4-0) are traveling to Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday where they will play the Kansas State Wildcats (3-1). Kansas State opens as 9.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 52.5.
The Oklahoma Sooners come into this game with a record of 4-0 for this year. In their last contest, the Sooners faced the West Virginia Mountaineers and took home the win by a score of 16-13. Spencer Rattler finished 26/36 with 256 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 135.6 and walked away from the contest with 1 interception. Eric Gray was the rushing leader for the Sooners with 12 attempts for 38 yds (3.2 yds per attempt). In all, they had 64 plays for 313 yards. The Oklahoma Sooners ran the football 28 different times and accumulated 57 yards, earning them an average of 2.0 yards per carry. Against the run, the Sooners conceded 47 yds on 29 attempts, which is an average of 1.6 yds per rush surrendered. Oklahoma conceded 23 pass completions on 34 tries for 179 yds, and a completion rate of 67.6%.
The Sooners have earned 1,781 yards in total for the season. With reference to scoring, Oklahoma has earned 8 touchdowns via the pass and 10 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 3 different times. Oklahoma has recorded 95 1st downs as an offense, and they have committed 24 infractions for 216 yards. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 162.5 yards rushing ranking this team at 65th in D-1. In terms of putting points on the board, the Oklahoma Sooners are averaging 38.8 points per game.
Concerning yards via the pass, the Sooners have given up 887 yds which ranks them 81st in the country. They have conceded 221.8 yards per contest via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 64.3%. In total, they are giving up 296.0 yards/game ranking them 37th in the nation. They have relinquished 4 touchdowns through the air as well as 4 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are allowing an average of 2.4 yards per run and 74.3 rushing yards per contest for the season. In total, they have given up 297 yards via the running game in 4 games. The Sooners sit in 34th in Division 1 in terms of team defense, conceding 16.0 PPG.
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The Wildcats head into this matchup 3-1 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Wildcats took a defeat with a final score of 31-20 against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Deuce Vaughn carried the ball 13 times for 22 yds, finishing the game with 1.7 yds per carry for Kansas State. Jaren Lewis (1 TD) ended the game with 148 yards on 10/19 passing while his quarterback rating was 124.9. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 7.8. Kansas State gave up 43 attempts on the ground for 137 yards (3.2 yards per carry). The Wildcats passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 64.7%, relinquishing 344 yards on 22 for 34 passing. The Wildcats finished with a total of 260 yards while running 56 plays (4.6 yds per play). Kansas State ran the football for 2.5 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 62 yards on 25 carries.
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Wildcats are ranking 74th in the nation holding an average of 28.3 PPG. Over the course of the season so far, the Wildcats have thrown for a total of 643 passing yards as well as an average of 160.8 passing yards per contest, which ranks 118th in Division 1. The Kansas State Wildcats average 345.5 yards per game, which has them ranked 103rd in the country. The Kansas State offense has totaled 206 penalty yards on 24 violations, which is 76th in the nation in terms of helping out the other team.
Kansas State has surrendered a total of 301 yards rushing (75.3 yards per contest) and 4 touchdowns rushing this year. They have given up 4 touchdowns through the air and 255.0 yards per outing, which has them in 113th in the country. The Wildcats defense has been on the field for 261 plays, ranking them 61st in college football. The Wildcats are allowing 19.5 PPG, which puts them 54th in the country. In total, they have surrendered 78 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Sooners/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wildcats +9.5
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