Oklahoma Sooners (4-1) vs. Kansas State Wildcats (3-2)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 17, 2015, 3:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Kansas State +4.5 -- Over/Under:
The Oklahoma Sooners and Kansas State Wildcats meet Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
The Oklahoma Sooners look to rebound from an embarrassing loss to the Texas Longhorns last week. Baker Mayfield is completing 66.3 percent of his passes for 1,593 yards, 14 touchdowns and three interceptions. Mayfield is currently fourth in the Big 12 in touchdown passes. Sterling Shepard and Dede Westbrook have combined for 723 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Durron Neal has 16 receptions. The Oklahoma Sooners ground game is averaging 144.2 yards per contest, and Samaje Perine leads the way with 364 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing 22.6 points and 364 yards per game. Dominique Alexander leads the Sooners with 48 tackles, Eric Striker has 4.5 sacks and Jordan Thomas has two interceptions.
The Kansas State Wildcats could use a big victory to snap back-to-back losses and get in the Big 12 win column. Joe Hubener is completing 47.7 percent of his passes for 827 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Hubener doesn’t have a touchdown pass in back-to-back games. Deante Burton and Dominique Heath have combined for 418 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Kody Cook has eight receptions. The Kansas State Wildcats ground game is averaging 180.2 yards per contest, and Justin Silmon leads the way with 282 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, KSU is allowing 24.8 points and 395.8 yards per game. Donnie Starks leads the Wildcats with 30 tackles, Jordan Willis has 3.5 sacks and Elijah Lee has two interceptions. Morgan Burns is questionable.
The Sooners are 24-10 ATS in their last 34 games following a S.U. loss and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games in October. The Wildcats are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 37-18-1 ATS in their last 56 games overall. The Sooners are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Kansas State.
Again, any time you give Bill Snyder free points, I'm taking them. Kansas State just took Oklahoma State and TCU down to the wire and probably should have won at least one of those games. Oklahoma just lost to... Texas? Yeah, I'm siding with Kansas State and the free points, as I wouldn't be surprised if the Cats won outright. Free points and Snyder is a must bet every time.