Kansas State Wildcats (3-0) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (4-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 3, 2015, 4:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys -5.5 -- Over/Under:
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The Kansas State Wildcats and Oklahoma State Cowboys meet Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium.
The Kansas State Wildcats look to improve to 4-0 and pick up their second road victory. Joe Hubener is completing 53.7 percent of his passes for 585 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Hubener is currently ninth in the Big 12 in completion percentage. Kody Cook and Deante Burton have combined for 272 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Dominique Heath has eight receptions. The Kansas State Wildcats ground game is averaging 176.3 yards per contest, and Justin Silmon leads the way with 210 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, KSU is allowing 12 points and 315.3 yards per game. Elijah Lee leads the Wildcats with 20 tackles, Jordan Willis has 3.5 sacks and Morgan Burns has three pass deflections. Matthew McCrane and Stanton Weber are questionable.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys look to improve to 5-0 and get their second Big 12 victory. Mason Rudolph is completing 67.7 percent of his passes for 1,237 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. Rudolph has two or more touchdown in five of his seven career games. David Glidden and Marcell Ateman have combined for 527 receiving yards and five touchdowns while James Washington has 12 receptions. The Oklahoma State Cowboys ground game is averaging 160.5 yards per contest, and Chris Carson leads the way with 274 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Oklahoma State is allowing 15.5 points and 299.8 yards per game. Jordan Sterns leads the Cowboys with 40 tackles, Emmanuel Ogbah has five sacks and Ramon Richards has two pass deflections.
The Wildcats are 19-7-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cowboys are 21-8-1 ATS in their last 30 games in October and 3-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Oklahoma State and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings overall.
The last four meetings between KSU and OSU have resulted in either Kansas State victories or losses by one score. Oklahoma State is far more explosive offensively, but Kansas State is better defensively and is better coached. I usually always side with the Wildcats and free points because they don't beat themselves, which gives them a shot against anyone.
I'm taking the points, but don't be surprised if Kansas State wins outright.