Kansas State Wildcats (2-1) vs. Oklahoma Sooners (3-0)
September 24, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -13 / Kansas State Wildcats +13; Over/Under: -
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The Oklahoma Sooners and Kansas State Wildcats meet Saturday in week 4 Big 12 college football action from OU Memorial Stadium. Kansas State is fresh off a matchup versus Tulane. In that one the Wildcats lost by seven. As for Oklahoma, they played Nebraska in their last outing. The Sooners ended up winning in blowout fashion. Check back all season long for free college football picks at Sports Chat Place.
Kansas State got their offense moving right off the bat in the opener against South Dakota, surging to a 34-0 blowout win. The Wildcats maintained form in game two versus Missouri as well. Kansas State posted a 40-12 win in that one to move to 2-0.
Back on Saturday versus Tulane, the Wildcats had a 10-7 lead at halftime but couldn’t hang on in a 17-10 loss. QB Adrian Martinez logged 150 pass yards with a score, and Deuce Vaughn carried 20 times for 81 yards. Malik Knowles added 52 yards from five receptions.
Over on the Oklahoma side, they didn’t have much trouble in their opener either. The Sooners took care of UTEP in a blowout 45-13. Game two against Kent State was more of the same: Oklahoma surged to a 33-3 win thanks to 24 third-quarter points.
Matched up against Nebraska over the weekend, the Sooners were up 35-7 by halftime and cruised to an eventual 49-14 blowout victory. QB Dillon Gabriel threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns. Eric Gray was the team’s top rusher on 11 carries for 113 yards and two scores.
The Wildcats are 6-1 ATS in their last seven on grass and 40-16-2 ATS in their last 58 after an ATS loss. Kansas State is 1-3-1 ATS versus a team with a winning record.
Meanwhile, the Sooners are 5-1-1 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 5-1 ATS in their last six at home. Oklahoma is 6-2 ATS in the last eight on grass.
PICK: I’m probably staying with Oklahoma. The Sooners continued to roll last weekend versus Nebraska, notching 580 total yards with 31 first downs and a nice 10-of-16 on third-down tries. Oklahoma really dominated on the ground, where they posted 312 running yards and 5.8 yards per rush.
As for the Wildcats, they took a tough loss to a plucky Tulane team in their last outing in a defense-heavy affair. Kansas State and the Wave combined for just three third-down conversions in 27 tries, so moving the chains was tough. It’s not going to get any easier against Oklahoma.