Game Time: 11:30
SI ATS Record: 4-2
Last week the Sooners put up two games of offense and because of five big plays that netted 270 yards and a late fourth quarter touchdown they were still not able to cover the spread.
The game sent SI spiraling in to a two-week ATS nightmare and we may have to take out a loan against the site to make our play on this week's KSU game…
KSU is averaging nearly 40 points a game, so the Sooners will have to play good defense to have a chance at covering this one.
On the flip side of the coin the Wildcats are allowing a good amount of points themselves. In their three losses they have given nearly 37 points a game, and OU is going to at least get that many points if they play a horrible offensive game.
KSU has been strong at home in recent years and since 1990 they are 100-21-1 in Bill Snyder Stadium and are 48-15-1 in home league games. So far the Wildcats are 3-1 at home in 2008.
The K-State defense is not really that good at applying pressure on opposing offenses. Their leading sack man is DE Ian Campbell and he only has 3.5 sacks on the year, so Bradford should be able to sit back and pick the Cats apart.
On the other hand the Sooners have been able to get a ton of pressure on opposing QB's, especially in their wins. If they are able to consistently flush Josh Freeman from the pocket then they should be able to stymie the KSU offense.
The KSU special teams are pretty good this year, so that match-up is going to their favor. Aubrey Quarles is a good return man and the new Sooner coverage units should get some good tests in the game.
If the defensive backs and the special teams can hold up then this should be a walk away victory, but of they don't then this game will be a high scoring affair much like the last two.
We will also be giving away a free month of Premium Access to SoonersIllustrated.com to anyone that can correctly predict the score of this week's game.