Saturday, November 19, 2016
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The Kansas State Wildcats take on the Baylor Bears on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at McLane Stadium. The opening line for this game has Kansas State as 2 point favorites. This season the Wildcats are 3-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5-0. The Bears have an over/under record of 2-7-0 and they are 2-7-0 against the spread.
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Jesse Ertz finished with 87 yards through the air for Kansas State last week. He completed 12 passes out of 18 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Wildcats were led in rushing by Jesse Ertz, who finished with 153 yards on 30 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Dominique Heath was the team leader in receiving with a total of 48 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Kansas State got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 16 came on the ground while 5 came through the air. They ran 74 total plays for 432 yards for the game. The Wildcats ran for 345 yards on 56 attempts.
Seth Russell finished with 282 yards passing for Baylor last week. He went 22 for 42, resulting in a 52% completion percentage. The Bears were led on the ground by Terence Williams, who finished with 68 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Ishmael Zamora led the team in receiving with 121 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. Baylor had 19 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 88 total plays for 415 yards for the contest. The Bears ran for 133 yards on 45 carries as a team.
Kansas State scores 31.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 56th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 14.7 passes on 25.8 attempts for a 56.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 156.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 117th in college football. The Wildcats run for an average of 209.6 yards per game on 41 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 36th in the nation. They also run 66.8 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 366.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 104th overall this season. The Wildcats average 21.1 first downs per game which ranks them 65th in the country. They accumulate 50 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties, which ranks 83rd in the nation.
Kansas State allows 281.9 passing yards per game, ranking 117th in D-1, and they allow 24 points per contest on defense, which ranks 41st. They give up 22.1 completions on 33.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 66.3. The Wildcats allow 112.1 rushing yards per game on 30.3 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 11th in the country. Kansas State allows 394 total yards per game including 6.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 57th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.1 penalties for 56 yards per game, ranking them 78th among D-1 teams.
Baylor averages 38 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 20th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.7 passes per game on 35.1 attempts for a 53.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 266.4 yards through the air per game, ranking them 36th in Division 1. The Bears run for an average of 271.1 yards per game on 50.9 attempts for an average of 5.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 8th on the ground. They also run 86 plays per game and average 6.3 yards per play for a total of 537.6 yards per game, ranking them 6th in the country on offense. The Bears get an average of 25.2 first downs per game, which ranks 15th in the nation. They average 75.7 penalty yards per game via 9.6 penalties, ranking them 6th in college football.
Baylor allows an average of 201.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 32nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 27.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 62nd in the nation. They give up 15.3 completions on 29.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.5 per game. The Bears allow 210.9 rushing yards per contest on 48.6 carries for a 4.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 98th in the country. Baylor allows 412.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 70th in D-1. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and 5 penalties for 39.2 yards in each contest, ranking 7th in the nation.
Kansas State Betting Trends
Kansas State is 4-5-0 against the over/under this season
Kansas State has an ATS record of 3-6-0 this season
Baylor Betting Trends
Baylor is 2-7-0 against the over/under this season
Baylor has an ATS record of 2-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
11/14/16 RB JaMycal Hasty Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Kansas State
11/14/16 RB Shock Linwood Suspension Served probable Saturday vs. Kansas State
11/14/16 RB Terence Williams Leg injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Kansas State
11/13/16 QB Seth Russell Leg out for season
11/13/16 LB Taylor Young Knee "?" Saturday vs. Kansas State
10/12/16 DB Eric Ogor Suspension out for season
08/19/16 DL Byron Bonds Knee out indefinitely
08/19/16 RB Johnny Jefferson Personal out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Baylor +2
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