OU-Kansas State Score Predictions/Game Breakdown

Oklahoma football enters Saturday with a 3-0 record, following a 49-14 win over Nebraska at Lincoln. Kansas State is coming off a shocking 17-10 loss to Tulane last week, but has had recent success against Oklahoma. It’s a primetime matchup at The Palace for the first conference matchup between both teams. Here are some game score/breakdown predictions from our StorminInNorman team:

Connor Pasby

Score: OU 34 – Kansas State 17

After what I saw last week in Lincoln, I like that the Sooners comfortably beat Kansas State. It will be a close battle in the opening moments of the game, due to the running game the Wildcats provide with Deuce Vaughn, but the Sooners will eventually stop it. Dillon Gabriel will connect on some big plays against the Wildcats’ secondary, and you’ll see another big day from Marvin Mims. He’s a smart defense for the Wildcats who has played well so far this season, but Lebby will have the offense moving.

Defensively, it’s about stopping Vaughn. So far, the OU front-7 has played solidly in three games, and I expect them to continue to do so this Saturday. You’ll see some great runs from Vaughn early in the game, but the Sooners will keep the running game pretty quiet in the second half. (Marvin Mimms will return a punt for a touchdown)

Chip Rouse

Score: OU 35 – Kansas State 24

If you just look at the history of the OU-Kansas State series, you get the impression that the Wildcats have been scapegoats for the Sooners, as usual. For more than 52 consecutive years, between the late 1930s and the late 1980s, Oklahoma’s record was 50-2 against Kansas State. The Sooners have also been pretty dominant in the 2000s, winning 12 of 16 contests against K-State. Forget all that. 4 of the last 5 games between the Sooners and Wildcats have been decided by seven points or fewer, and the Sooners were on the losing end of two of those games.

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K-State has All-American running back Deuce Vaughn on their side. That’s all you need to know about the Cats’ offense. Vaughn may be the best running back in the country this season. He is a double threat, running and catching the ball is a definite game changer. The Sooners’ offense will be seriously tested by a good K-State defense. Another interesting fact to keep in mind is that the visiting team has won 8 of the last 11 games in this series.

timothy bailey

Score: OU 45 Kansas State 17

I’m not underestimating the Wildcats, I think they’re very capable, in fact I picked them in the preseason to get to the conference championship game. Their loss to Tulane means very little when toes meet leather, and the Wildcats were probably caught looking forward. The way Kansas State plays football, though, it’s not a great matchup against Oklahoma. The Sooners are very capable of stopping the running game, which is the Wildcats’ strong point, and throwing the ball is not Adrian Martinez’s specialty. The game can be boring and closed for a while. but the Sooners will go on in the end.

douglas miles

Score: OU 27 – Kansas State 17

In another four-quarter game with the Wildcats, the Sooners are the ones making the crucial plays in the final frame. The Oklahoma O-Line will face its toughest challenge, while the Sooners defense will be tested to see if it can get off the field against K-State’s methodical and deliberate offense.

Aaron Gelvin

Score: OU 28 – Kansas State 10

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K-State has a couple of good drives to open the game and then the defensive staff makes adjustments. The Sooners won’t be able to run the ball as well as they did against Utep, Kent State and Nebraska, so Gabriel will have to throw some shots that aren’t open. Lebby can’t give up the running game and will eventually play.

Adam Willis

Score: OU 35 – Kansas State 14

The Sooners defense will put on another dominant performance stifling Kansas State’s running game. I think they will contain Deuce Vaughn for most of the game. The offense will take another step, Sooners by 3 touchdowns in this one.

cameron black

Score: OU 35 – Kansas State 21

Beware of a possible cheat game. It seems like no matter where they are in the standings, OU and Kansas State are always an odd game. The Wildcats always play hard against the Sooners. Look for K-State to make it a game for a while, but OU will fold late.

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