Oklahoma Sooners at Kansas State Wildcats
Date and Time: Saturday 11/23/13 at 12:00pm on Fox Sports 1
Game Line: Kansas State -5.5 (from JustBet)
Saturday’s Oklahoma vs Kansas State NCAA Football Analysis: Bob Stoops needs one more win to set the record for most coaching victories at Oklahoma. No big surprise, he hasn’t named who’ll start at quarterback as he goes for the milestone Saturday when his 22nd-ranked Sooners visit a Kansas State team seeking a fifth straight victory. Oklahoma is 8-2, and played great offensively, scoring 45 unanswered points to close last Saturday’s 48-10 win over Iowa State, giving Stoops win No. 157 with the Sooners. That ties him with Barry Switzer for the most in Oklahoma history, and he has a chance to move into sole possession of the record against Bill Snyder, a man Stoops played for and coached under earlier in his career. Blake Bell, who has thrown for 1,508 yards and 11 touchdowns, was injured early against the Cyclones. Freshmen Trevor Knight then came in and primarily running the read-option completed 8 of 14 passes, while also rushing for 123 yards and a TD. Kendel Thompson also the first action of his career in the fourth quarter, and helped lead the Sooners on an eight-play, 90-yard drive that saw him throw a three-yard touchdown pass. Oklahoma is 17th in the college football in rushing at 236 yards per game and they have a 61-1 when running for at least 200 yards under Stoops. Kansas State is 6-4 and they have a strong ground attack as well, averaging 193.3 yards, led by the one-two punch of Daniel Sams, quarterback, and Jonathan Hubert, running back. Both players have 143 rushing attempts on the year, and they each gain more than 5.1 yards per carry. Jake Waters is the other quarterback that sees playing time as the Kansas State primary passer as an offense they average 40 points per game on their win streak. Kansas State hasn’t won at home against Oklahoma since 1996 and they have a great chance to do it this season.
Oklahoma at Kansas State NCAA Football Picks: Kansas State -5.5 and under 54
Oklahoma at Kansas State Game Prediction: 24-14 Kansas State
What to expect in this week 13 NCAA Football match up: Both of these teams know they need to be prepared to stop the run if their defenses are going to have any success in this game and both teams are coached well enough defensively to be up to the task. Both coaches also know they need to continue to try to run the ball to set up their passing attacks that leave much to be desired. This will lead to a lot of third and longs and punts and this will be a much lower scoring game than most believe. Kansas State’s home field advantage and recent improvements will make the difference in a game where Oklahoma tries multiple quarterbacks to get things going offensively with no success.