Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE
No. 2 Kansas State is in the enviable position of controlling its own destiny toward a BCS Championship Game berth. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy knows just how that feels—last year his No. 2 Cowboys were in prime position to go dancing until Iowa State upset his team in double overtime.
Gundy, no doubt, would love to share that sinking-BCS feeling with Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder, and the Cowboys do look like the team with the best shot of upsetting the Wildcats.
The Cowboys' two losses were to Arizona—a team who beat USC last Saturday—and Texas—a team that escaped Stillwater with a controversial game-winning touchdown. These Cowboys are dangerous.
But the Cowboys are also not as lethal in the air. Receiver Tracy Moore (ankle) is out indefinitely. Quarterback J.W. Walsh is also out (for the season), and while Walsh is a reserve, he became a starter after quarterback Wes Lunt was hurt in Oklahoma State's game with Louisiana on September 15.
Despite losing linebacker Tre Walker (knee), Kansas State looks very healthy for this late in the season.
Oklahoma State and Kansas State both are evenly matched in their rushing offense numbers, but Kansas State's rush defense looks a little more stout than Oklahoma State's.
I don't think Kansas State covers that 8.5 point spread, but still wins the game. Thus, I wouldn't be totally shocked if Oklahoma State pulls an upset.