The Cowboys are coming off the second and final bye week of the season and the opponent is right in Kansas. Oklahoma State has Kansas overmatched and this needs to be a walk-in-the-park confidence booster as the team prepares to face Iowa State and TCU in back-to-back games at Boone Pickens Stadium.
The OSU-Kansas match-ups should not matter but we have picked out three.
vs. Kansas' Offensive Line
The Kansas offensive line is a half and half proposition with the right side not so good and the left side pretty good. The Jayhawks have majored in running to the left, or when they go right they have moved some of the left side around with G blocking or traps.
2. OSU Offensive Tackle Parker Graham
vs. Kansas Defensive End Toben Opurum
Look for KU defensive coordinator Dave Campo to try to do something special to help Opurum become a difference maker on Saturday. The Jayhawks badly need a difference maker on defense. Opurum is a senior, which means he did not go through that Sunday practice. I am just questioning how that made the seniors like Opurum feel.
Parker Graham is really coming along and has played well. He played well in the Texas game against their defensive ends.
3. OSU Running Back Joseph Randle
vs. KU's Defense
Randle is a prideful young man and it means something to him since his brother once ran up and down the turf in Memorial Stadium at Kansas. He will be the focal point of the Jayhawks defensive game plan.
In other circumstances this might be a game where you are less than your best. But for a Cowboy team that has sat on a sour taste of a hard fought loss to Texas for two weeks and a team badly needing a victory, Kansas can't be overlooked. I really see OSU jumping on the home team early and often on Saturday.
No. 10 Oklahoma 35, No. 15 Texas 31
No. 5 Kansas State 41, No. 25 Iowa State 27
No. 4 West Virginia 66, Texas Tech 28
Baylor 45, No. 23 TCU 35
No. 7 Kansas State 48, Kansas 6
Actual Score: 56-16 Kansas State
Iowa State 28, No. 15 TCU 24
Actual Score: 37-23 Iowa State
No.17 Oklahoma 27, No. 24 Texas Tech 21
Actual Score: 41-20 Oklahoma
No. 8 West Virginia 49, No. 11 Texas 45
Actual Score: 48-45 West Virginia
A perfect week both straight up and against the spread!
Record: SU 35-3/ATS 22-7 (Games involving FCS teams don't have point spreads.)