The undefeated Kansas State Wildcats will try to stay in the national title chase when they host the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday night.
The undefeated Kansas State Wildcats will go after their ninth win of the season when they host the Oklahoma State Cowboys in a Saturday night Big 12 tilt.
Kansas State (8-0, 5-0 in the Big 12) is coming off a big win over Texas Tech, stomping the Raiders, 55-24, at home on Oct. 27. In that game, the No. 3 Wildcats racked up 426 yards of offense and took advantage of three Texas Tech turnovers for the win. The game was close at the half, but the Wildcats used 42 second-half points to put away the Red Raiders.
Heisman Trophy candidate Collin Klein had a solid if unspectacular day against Texas Tech, throwing for 233 yards and two scores. He did most of his damage on the ground, with 83 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
Oklahoma State (5-2, 3-1) is back in the hunt after a 2-2 start. Since a 41-36 loss to Texas, the Cowboys have rolled off three straight wins, holding Kansas, TCU and Iowa State to a combined 36 points in those three victories. Last week, the Cowboys ran over the Horned Frogs at home, 36-14. Running back Joseph Randle did the heavy lifting for Oklahoma State, rushing for 126 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries.
OddsShark expects the Wildcats to win this contest going away, as Kansas State is a 10-point favorite. That line opened at 7.5 but has jumped in the last few days.
Kickoff will be at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium, and will be broadcast nationally on ABC.