Both the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Kansas State Wildcats took their first conference losses last week. Nevertheless, they are still very much in contention of the No. 1 spot in the Big 12. Which between the Cowboys and the Wildcats will get back in the win column right away? Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Kansas State Wildcats NCAA Week 10 College Football Game on November 7, 2020
Where: Bill Snyder Family Stadium
When: Saturday, November 7, 2020, 4:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Oklahoma State Cowboys (-12.5)
Record: 4-1 Overall / 3-1 Conference
The Cowboys suffered their first loss of the season last Saturday, as they were fell by Sam Ehlinger and the Texas Longhorns at home, 41-34. The Cowboys walked into that game with a defense that’s perceived to be one of the best in the Big 12, and it still is. That despite the loss, which could be blamed more on the team’s ball security issues. Oklahoma State had four turnovers in the game, three coming from quarterback Spencer Sanders, who threw for 400 yards (27/39) and four touchdowns but had an interception and two lost fumbles. Moreover, the special teams allowed a 100-yard kickoff return touchdown to Texas’ D’Shawn Jamison. Oklahoma State’s defense will be a key asset for the team when the Cowboys face Kansas State, which had issues itself on turnovers. The Cowboys are still very much capable of forcing turnovers on opposing quarterbacks mainly because of the strength of its defensive line. Against Texas, the Cowboys sacked Ehlinger a total of five times to bring their season total to 20 QB takedowns this season. Cowboys Senior wide receiver Tylan Wallace, who had 187 receiving yards and two touchdowns against Texas, can wreak havoc in the passing game together with Spencer when they meet Kansas State’s pass defense that’s in the bottom third of the Big 12.
Oklahoma State is 7-3 against the spread in its last 10 games away from Stillwater.
Betting on the Kansas State Wildcats (+12.5)
Record: 4-2 Overall / 4-1 Conference
The Wildcats got tripped up by the West Virginia Mountaineers in Morgantown last Saturday, as Kansas State saw its four-game win streak get snapped in a 37-10 loss. Not to take away any credit from West Virginia’s seamless performance on both ends of the field, but Kansas State players might not have played up to par due to emotional stress caused by the death of a former teammate, Derick Newton, who passed away two days before the West Virginia game. Freshman quarterback Will Howard went 19-of-37 for 184 passing yards and a touchdown but got picked three times. The run game was non-existent for Kansas State, which produced just 41 rushing yards on 23 carries. Before this game, Howard had only thrown an interception in four games. The Wildcats need him well-protected against Oklahoma State’s pass rush to get him going again. The good thing for Kansas State is that its pass protection is statistically among the best in the Big 12. The Wildcats entered the game against West Virginia having allowed just seven sacks. That total is now nine after giving up two to West Virginia.
Kansas State is 3-1 against the spread in its last four home games.
Oklahoma State wins, 34-22.
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