Kansas State Wildcats vs Oklahoma State Cowboys: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, OK

When: Saturday, September 28th at 7pm EST

How (TV): ESPN+

Kansas State Wildcats (Away)

Head Coach: Chris Klieman {All-Time: | KSU}

Regular Season Record: 3-0

Not much was expected out of the Wildcats as they transitioned from legendary coach Bill Snyder to a FBS rookie in Chris Klieman. However, the man who maintained North Dakota State’s dominance in the FCS ranks should start attracting attention to his program after a tough 31-24 road win over Mississippi State. With a bye week to recover from that game, Kansas State should be well rested for another challenging road trip.

Despite coming out on top, the Wildcats did not do a great job of taking care of the ball, fumbling four times, with two of those blunders coming on punts. Fortunately, KSU managed to generate turnovers against the Bulldogs as defensive backs A.J. Parker and Denzel Goolsby picked off quarterback Tommy Stevens, leading to MSU’s signal caller being benched. The Wildcats also got help from their special teams unit in the fourth quarter when redshirt freshman returner Malik Knowles took a kick back 100 yards to tie the game at 24-24.

Starting quarterback Skylar Thompson would put his team up for good with a 15 yard touchdown pass to Dalton Schoen to cap off a rather pedestrian passing performance that saw the Missouri native put up just 123 yards in the air.

Oklahoma State Cowboys (Home)

Head Coach: Mike Gundy {All-Time: 124-60 | OKST}

Regular Season Record: 3-1

After a down year in 2018, coach Gundy and his Oklahoma State Cowboys will look to reclaim their status as a Big 12 contender behind a high powered offense led by running back Chuba Hubbard. Having lost last week to the Texas Longhorns in Austin, the Cowboys will likely approach their upcoming game against Kansas State with a ceaseless hunger to rebound.

Oklahoma State lost 36-30 last week despite strong rushing performances from Hubbard and starting quarterback Spencer Sanders, each of whom ran for over 100 yards. Unfortunately, Sanders hurt his team by throwing two interceptions. On the other side of the ball, the Pokes’ defense did not do themselves any favours, allowing Sam Ehlinger to dissect them for 281 yards and four touchdowns. On the bright side, sophomore safety Kolby Harvell-Peel managed to come up with two turnovers, tallying an interception and fumble recovery.

After giving up 36 to the Longhorns and Pac-12 cellar dweller Oregon State, maybe the Cowboys and their 77th ranked scoring defense will be looking forward to not facing a team that dons orange uniforms.

Kansas State vs Oklahoma State All-Time Series

In 62 total meetings between the two schools, Oklahoma State leads the all-time series 39-23, however, the Wildcats have won the last two games. The last meeting in Stillwater took place in 2017, with Kansas State winning in a 45-40 shootout which saw both teams combine for over 900 yards of offense. Current Steelers teammates Mason Rudolph and James Washington put up big numbers in a losing effort, connecting eight times for 159 yards and two touchdowns.

If the Wildcats emerge victorious in Stillwater, it will be their first win at Boone Pickens Stadium as a ranked visitor since 2002, back when coach Snyder was in his first tour of duty.

Kansas State Roster Notes

Redshirt sophomore defensive end Wyatt Hubert is listed as probable after dealing with an upper body injury that held him out last week.

Redshirt junior cornerback Walter Neil Jr. is listed as probable after missing the last game with a shoulder injury.

Redshirt senior linebacker Justin Hughes is out for the season with a torn ACL suffered in preseason camp.

Junior linebacker Cody Fletcher is out indefinitely with a lower leg injury suffered during preseason camp.

Oklahoma State Roster Notes

Senior linebacker Calvin Bundage is out indefinitely with a back injury that has held him out all season.

Head-to-Head: Da’Quan Patton (KSU) vs Chuba Hubbard (OKST)

Although both teams use balanced offensive attacks, the ground game will be the area to watch as Kansas State’s top tackler from last season will look to contain one of college football’s most electric runners in Chuba Hubbard.

Da’Quan Patton

Outside Linebacker | 6-1, 227lb | Vista Ridge HS | Cedar Park, TX | Redshirt Senior

A JUCO transfer by way of Trinity Valley Community College, it did not take long for Patton to get accustomed to life in Manhattan, Kansas as he started all 12 games in 2018. A weight room warrior who possesses sideline-to-sideline speed, Patton has all the necessary tools to hang with the best athletes the Big 12 has to offer. With one year under his belt in Kansas State’s defensive scheme, his consistency will only improve.

Chuba Hubbard

Running back | 6-1, 207lb | Bev Facey HS | Sherwood Park, AB, Canada | Redshirt Sophomore

After spending most of 2018 sharing carries with Justice Hill, Chuba Hubbard will get a whole season to demonstrate his talent to college football fans. An explosive runner who competes nationally for Canada in track and field, the Alberta native can leave pretty much any defender in the dust when pursuing him. The most impressive aspect of his running style is that he does not do so recklessly, often waiting for his offensive line to open up holes to attack, similar to what Le’Veon Bell does.

Kansas State at Oklahoma State Predictions and Odds

Find the latest odds for Kansas State at Oklahoma State below. The odds are provided by New Jersey sportsbooks 888Sport NJ, DraftKings, and Unibet NJ.

Good luck!

Money Line

Sportsbook Kansas State Oklahoma State
888Sport NJ +138 -182
DraftKings +143 -177
Unibet NJ +138 -182

Point Spread

Sportsbook Kansas State +4 Oklahoma State -4
888Sport NJ -109 -120
DraftKings -106 -115
Unibet NJ -109 -120

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