Oklahoma Football: 3 bold predictions vs. Kansas State in Week 4

Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma football (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
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1. Oklahoma gains over 200 rushing yards

Spencer Rattler was the star of Oklahoma’s offense in their first game. He threw for 290 yards, completed 82 percent of his passes and tossed four touchdown passes. That’s an impressive first start for the young quarterback.

What was overlooked by many was the play of the running backs for Oklahoma. Running backs Seth McGowan, Marcus Major and Todd Hudson combined for 100 yards rushing and a touchdown. McGowan was the standout with 61 of those yards and scored the lone touchdown.

While this doesn’t seem like monster numbers, Oklahoma’s offense is known for passing the ball and their running game is secondary. These three running backs are less experienced and proved to have some game.

Oklahoma has already seen running back gone including Kennedy Brooks (opt-out), Trey Sermon (transfer to Ohio State), and Rhamondre Stevenson (suspension). McGowan, Major, and Hudson appear to be the top backs now.

Kansas State allowed 159 rushing yards against Arkansas State in their loss. With the Wildcats’ defense being the weak link, it’s a big opportunity for the inexperienced running backs to produce solid numbers. Rattler has their attention, but overlooking their running backs could lead to big rushing stats for Oklahoma.