Kansas State Wildcats vs Oklahoma State Cowboys 10/6/2023 – Football fans, gear up for an exciting Friday night clash as we turn our attention to Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The stage is set for a compelling Big 12 showdown between the Kansas State Wildcats and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The college football picks today are updated based on the odds and betting trends.
Kansas State Wildcats vs Oklahoma State Cowboys 10/6/2023
|When:||Friday, October 6, 2023 7:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Boone Pickens Stadium|
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Kansas State heads into this contest with an impressive 3-1 overall record and a promising 1-0 start in Big 12 action. They’re coming off a convincing 44-31 victory over the UCF Knights, where their offensive prowess shone brightly. The Wildcats amassed an impressive 536 yards of total offense in that game. However, they also displayed defensive vulnerabilities, allowing UCF to gain 407 yards. Nonetheless, Kansas State capitalized on two turnovers by the Knights, which proved pivotal in securing the win.
Quarterback Will Howard has been a standout performer for the Wildcats, amassing 1,072 passing yards, accompanied by eight touchdowns and just four interceptions. The rushing attack is spearheaded by DJ Giddens, who has accumulated 423 yards and four touchdowns. In the receiving corps, Ben Sinnott stands out with 247 yards and two touchdown receptions. Additionally, Philip Brooks has contributed 226 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Kansas State’s defense has been adept at creating pressure, recording 14 quarterback sacks and securing two interceptions.
Oklahoma State Cowboys Seek Redemption Following Tough Loss to Iowa State
In contrast, the Oklahoma State Cowboys enter this matchup with a 2-2 overall record and a challenging 0-1 start in Big 12 play. They faced a tough 34-27 loss to the Iowa State Cyclones in their previous game, where the offense gained 409 yards but committed two costly turnovers. The defense allowed Iowa State to accumulate 422 yards of total offense. Quarterback Alan Bowman passed for 278 yards and two touchdowns in the game but was intercepted twice.
Oklahoma State relies on quarterback Alan Bowman, who has thrown for 513 yards, notching two touchdowns and three interceptions. The rushing attack is led by Ollie Gordon II, contributed 230 yards and two touchdowns. Jaden Bray is the leading receiver with 250 yards, while De’Zhaun Stribling has accumulated 189 yards and one touchdown reception. On the defensive front, Oklahoma State has managed 10 quarterback sacks and secured one interception.
NCAAF Latest Odds: KSU -10 ; O/U 53.5
Kansas State has demonstrated strength on both sides of the line of scrimmage, scoring an average of 39.5 points per game, which ranks 18th in the nation. Their defense has been equally impressive, holding opponents to an average of just 18.5 points per game, ranking 37th nationally. On the other hand, Oklahoma State has encountered challenges, ranking 100th in points scored and 68th in points allowed.
Looking closer at both teams, Kansas State’s offense has been efficient, ranking 29th in the nation in passing offense with an average of 283.8 yards per game. Additionally, they are 25th in rushing offense, tallying 198.5 yards per contest. Their scoring prowess stands out, ranking 14th in the FBS with an average of 39.5 points per game. Defensively, they maintain a solid 31st rank in scoring defense, conceding an average of 18.5 points per game.
Kansas Betting Trends
Kansas State are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas State’s last 5 games.
Kansas State are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games.
Kansas State are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against Oklahoma State.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas State’s last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas State’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma State.
Kansas State are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Big 12 conference.
Kansas State are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games played in October.
Wildcats are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games played on a Friday.
Oklahoma Betting Trends
Oklahoma State are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oklahoma State’s last 10 games.
Oklahoma State are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma State’s last 5 games against Kansas State.
Oklahoma State are 15-2 SU in their last 17 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oklahoma State’s last 8 games when playing at home against Kansas State.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma State’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Big 12 conference.
Oklahoma State is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games played in October.
Oklahoma State are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games played in week 6.
Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Friday.
Kansas State Wildcats vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Pick
In contrast, Oklahoma State’s offense faces challenges, sitting 85th in passing offense, averaging 221.8 yards per game, and 106th in rushing offense with 121.8 yards per contest. Their scoring output ranks them 103rd nationally, averaging 22 points per game, while their defense is more effective, ranked 57th in scoring defense, allowing an average of 23.8 points per game.
Kansas State is in good shape for the game, as no major injuries or suspensions have been reported. Oklahoma State is in a state of uncertainty with Hank Bachmeier, the starting quarterback, listed as day-to-day. This could have an impact on the outcome of the game.
The Friday night showdown between Kansas State Wildcats vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys is sure to be a thrilling Big 12 game. Kansas State’s balanced offensive and formidable defense will test Oklahoma State’s ability to bounce back from recent struggles. Will the Wildcats win a second straight game, or will the Cowboys be able to overcome their challenges and gain momentum? Fans are eagerly awaiting this gridiron spectacle in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The college football expert picks are intact for the Wildcats to secure a victory and cover the spread, available on the best sports betting site.
Score Prediction: Wildcats 37, Cowboys 17.