Trevor Knight will outrush Jake Waters, and Oklahoma will run for more than 100 yards. . . . Waters leads all Big 12 quarterbacks with 64 yards per game and is actually seventh among active rushers in the conference. Kansas State is averaging 81.4 rushing yards per game allowed. This prediction requires two trends to end. Knight broke out last year against the Wildcats, and he’ll use this year’s game to rebound from a string of bad performances.
Alex Ross does not return a kickoff . . . At this point, nobody should kick to Ross without an exceptional kick-off coverage unit – and exceptional would have to be an understatement. Kansas State has one of those coverage units. The Wildcats rank third in the country in kickoff coverage, averaging less than 15 yards per return. They haven’t gotten that high making bad choices, and coach Bill Synder is too good to let Ross beat him.
Zack Sanchez starts a new interception streak with his second in two games. . . After the best game of his career, Sanchez isn’t about to let off the gas. Kansas State won’t test Sanchez very often, but the Wildcats will have to challenge him at least once. When he’s tested, he’ll make Kansas State pay. Waters has just three interceptions in 143 pass attempts, but he’ll add one more on Saturday.
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