6-0 vs 0-6. The expectations are mounting for a Cowboys team that started out shakily. OSU is coming off of a bye week, and they have Texas Tech, TCU, Baylor, and finally Oklahoma to round out their schedule. Could the Cowboys be caught looking ahead this week?
Kansas is one of four remaining winless teams in the FBS. Last week against Tech, the Jayhawks lost a close one after losing their previous four games by an average of 32 points. They do seem to be finding their footing though. In only his second career start, freshman quarterback Ryan Willis threw for 350 yards and two touchdowns against Texas Tech. However, he threw the interception that sealed Kansas’ fate when they were down by just a field goal with the ball and under five minutes remaining. Tre’ Parmalee, Steven Sims and Tyler Patrick are the go-to receivers for Kansas, combining for 51 receptions and 632 receiving yards. Junior back Ke’aun Kinner has been solid so far, rushing for 370 yards at 4.6 pards per carry.
On defense, Kansas doesn’t have much to boast about either. They rank last in the conference in points allowed, passing and total yards allowed. OSU will be looking to put up massive points on the board against one of the worst rated defense in the whole country. Safety Greg Allen and linebacker Courtney Arnick are the Jayhawks’ impact players on defense.
OSU has the potential to put up massive numbers against an awful defense. However, this has the look of a classic trap game, and Kansas has seemed to improve week to week. If Oklahoma State can stay in the moment and focus, it should be an easy victory.