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King of the Game Recap: OSU vs. Baylor

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It’s always so much more fun to write these posts after a win.

And what a win it was for Oklahoma State on Homecoming weekend. An historic shellacking of the Baylor Bears by a score of 59-16.

To remind you how this works; every player gets a point for a correct pick. We tally up the points each week and the player with the most points at the end of OSU’s season (bowl game included) wins! Wins what? Bragging rights.

Before we do that, let’s recap our categories from the week. (Here is the original post.)

  • Bet Against the Spread: OSU (-23.5)
    For the first time since Week 3, Oklahoma State not only beat the spread, they demolished it winning by 43 points!
  • More Total Yards: Mason Rudolph
    You all thought I was crazy, but Mason Rudolph ended the day with 459 yards through the air and 11 on the ground for 470 total yards. Baylor had 387. And remember, Rudolph didn’t play the whole game.
  • Over/Under: Under — Waaaay under. Which is really impressive considering that neither OU or Kansas State, who have higher rated defenses, allowed the Bears to score more than OSU.
  • King of the Game:  Connor Martin – Ammendola hit his only field goal attempt and all eight extra points for 11 total points. Connor Martin went 3-for-3 on field goals and his only extra point attempt for 10 points. However, Martin also averaged 46 yards a punt on five punts. He handled double-duty well for the Bears so we’ll give it to him.

Ok, let’s hand out some points.

Phillip – 3 points

Bet Against the Spread: Baylor
More Total Yards: Mason Rudolph
Over/Under: Under
King of the Game: Connor Martin
Prop Bet: Since it’s homecoming, I’ll bet on not only a brand new helmet, but an entire throwback uniform.
Got the helmet right, but not the whole uniform (thanks Porter.)

Kyle Cox – 3 points

Bet Against the Spread: OSU
More Total Yards: Baylor
Over/Under: Under
King of the Game: Ammendola
Prop Bet: I bet my wife tells more than five people that I write for PFB before halftime.
I don’t think I’m going out on a limb when I award this point.

Nick Welch – 3 points

Bet Against the Spread: Baylor
More Total Yards: Mason Rudolph
Over/Under: Under
King of the Game: Connor Martin
Prop Bet: J.D. King gets ten-plus carries and OSU runs for 250-plus yards. Baylor is giving up an average of 271 yards on the ground their last three games (Duke, Oklahoma, K-State). I doubt we give Justice 30 carries or Mason 11 carries again. J.D. King takes a handful of those carries and the team runs wild on a very susceptible rush defense.  King hasn’t had double-digit carries since Pitt and this is a perfect game to moderate Hill’s load.
Sooooo close. King got nine carries on Saturday.

Enemy: Kendall Kaut – 3 points

Bet Against the Spread: OSU
More Total Yards: Baylor
Over/Under: Under
King of the Game: Connor Martin
Prop Bet: Denzel Mims goes for over and 110 yards.
Mims got 20 yards on two catches. OSU Shut. Him. Down.

Fan: Tim “The Mailman” Bays – 2 points

Bet Against the Spread: OSU
More Total Yards: Baylor
Over/Under: Under
King of the Game: Matt Ammendola
Prop Bet: Oklahoma State scores touchdowns on special teams AND defense!
Nope and nope.

Totals:

Fan – 17
Enemy – 17
Nick – 12
Phillip – 11
Kyle – 11

I have GOT to make this harder. We all closed in on the fan by one point this week, but the PFB staffers are still behind the fan and enemy by a good number of points.

If you’re interested in being our fan picker for this week against Texas, let’s hear your best Longhorn trash talk! We’ll pick the winner on Wednesday.

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