Oklahoma State may be unbeaten, but it feels like it's still safe to say this has been a disappointing start to the year. playing one score games against Tulsa and Missouri State isn't what anybody wanted to see.
However, the public seems to believe in Oklahoma State and their ability to win close games. After all, they're now set to take on #25 Kansas State and they're favored to pull off the upset.
Oklahoma State is given some strong odds to win this game. The Cowboys are 5.5 point favorites, and they're given -200 odds to win the game outright. That's an implied 66.7% chance to pull off the upset. Meanwhile, K-State is given +194 odds, or an implied 34% chance to win the game.
Oklahoma State is the biggest unranked favorite against a ranked opponent so far this season.
Oklahoma State and Kansas State have met 67 times in their history. Oklahoma State has won 41 of them. That doesn't even tell the whole story of their dominance.
Oklahoma State hasn't lost at home against Kansas State since 1999. They've gone 9-6 since 2000. They've won 4 of the last 6 matchups these two have played.
This matchups has been owned by Oklahoma State.
Oklahoma state has a chance to prove their better then they showed early in the season. They get to say they aren't the team that needed heroic plays late in the game to beat teams they should've beaten by 2 scores or more.
They get to do it on a national stage with a potential ranking on the line. Can't ask for a better opportunity.