College Football Pick: Kansas vs. Oklahoma State

Jeff Grant

Friday, November 8, 2013 12:34 PM UTC

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 12:34 PM UTC

The Oklahoma State Cowboys are the only team in the country with a 500-yard passing game and 300-yard rushing game this season, which could lead to a blowout win over the Kansas Jayhawks Saturday. Find out where we've decided to place our money for this weekend's matchup!

Let’s take a closer look at the college football odds for this Big 12 Conference matchup at Boone Pickens Stadium, with the opening kickoff scheduled for 4:00 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.

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Kansas is simply overmatched against Big 12 foes, as its only two wins have come against Louisiana Tech and South Dakota.  

The Jayhawks have lost their last five games, while getting outgained by a triple-digit margin in each of those affairs, including a 35-13 setback to the Texas Longhorns as 27-point road underdogs in Week 10.

Over the last two-plus seasons, the program is 0-14 SU and 4-9-1 ATS on the road, with the UNDER going 8-6 in that situation.

Starting to roll again

Oklahoma State has won four consecutive games, including a 52-34 victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders as two-point road favorites last Saturday, while going OVER the betting total for a second consecutive contest.

The Cowboys have gained 623 rushing yards and scored 10 touchdowns on the ground over the last two weeks.

College football handicappers need to realize that this squad is one of just 14 teams nationally to rank in the top 30 in both scoring offense and defense.

Forcing turnovers

The Jayhawks only chance in this affair is forcing numerous turnovers, as they’ve generated 18 turnovers, but the Cowboys are known for protecting the football under head coach Mike Gundy.

Kansas is 2-0 ATS as road underdogs of 21.5 or more points during the 2013 campaign.

It’s important to point out that the team has been outgained by a sizable 3,573 to 2,340-yard margin through eight games.

Dominant at home

The Cowboys have won 21 consecutive games at this venue against unranked competition, while they’ve won or tied the turnover battle in 16 of their last 19 overall games.

Oklahoma State has scored 20 or more points in 47 straight games dating back to the start of the 2010 campaign, which should be more than enough against a foe that has scored 137 points this season.

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I’m going to recommend that readers back the Cowboys for their college football picks, as the favorite is 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings in this series.

Kansas will be an absolute no show in this affair, as it will simply look ahead to three winnable games against West Virginia, Iowa State and Kansas State to close out the year.

College Football Pick: Oklahoma State Cowboys -31

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