Oklahoma Sooners (9-1) at Kansas Jayhawks (1-9)
College Football: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm (Memorial Stadium-Lawrence)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks +35 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Oklahoma Sooners and Kansas Jayhawks meet Saturday in college football action at Memorial Stadium.
The Oklahoma Sooners look for their 10th win of the season to remain in the CFB playoff conversation. The Oklahoma Sooners have won 15 straight road games. Baker Mayfield is completing 71.2 percent of his passes for 3,559 yards, 31 touchdowns and five interceptions. Mayfield has 12 touchdown passes and three interceptions in his last three games. Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews have combined for 1,544 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while CeeDee Lamb has 35 receptions. The Oklahoma Sooners ground game is averaging 211.9 yards per contest, and Rodney Anderson leads the way with 672 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing 27.4 points and 414.2 yards per game. Emmanuel Beal leads the Oklahoma Sooners with 68 tackles, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo has eight sacks and Parnell Motley has two interceptions.
The Kansas Jayhawks would love their first Big 12 victory of the season to rebound from a brutal 1-9 record. The Kansas Jayhawks have lost five straight home games. Peyton Bender is completing 54.6 percent of his passes for 1,437 yards, eight touchdowns and nine interceptions. Bender and Carter Stanley have combined for 12 touchdown passes and 15 interceptions this season. Steven Sims Jr. and Ben Johnson have combined for 1,075 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Jeremiah Booker has 22 receptions. The Kansas Jayhawks ground game is averaging 113 yards per contest, and Khalil Herbert leads the way with 620 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 42.2 points and 449 yards per game. Joe Dineen Jr. leads the Kansas Jayhawks with 119 tackles, Daniel Wise has 5.5 sacks and Mike Lee has two interceptions.
The Sooners are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in November, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Jayhawks are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in November and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Sooners are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings, the home team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
We all know Kansas is trash and doesn't have the talent or depth to hang with the Oklahoma Sooners. In fact, Oklahoma has outscored Kansas by a combined score of 196-36 in the last four meetings. It's been ugly. However, this is kind of a letdown spot for Oklahoma after playing back-to-back games against Big 12 contenders in Oklahoma State and TCU. Traveling to Kansas isn't exactly going to get those juices flowing. Also, I'm worried about Oklahoma's defense. Those guys don't get many stops, allowing 24 or more points in six of its last seven games. Kansas just scored 27 points on Texas' defense, which is a solid unit. I'm just not comfortable laying this many points with the Sooners, so if I have to pick, give me the Jayhawks and the boatload of points.