Friday, September 2, 2016
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The Kansas State Wildcats take on the Stanford Cardinal on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Stanford Stadium. The opening line for this game has Stanford as 16.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 54. Last season the Wildcats were 6-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record was 8-5-0. The Cardinal had an over/under record of 8-6-0 and they were 10-4-0 against the spread.
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Kansas State scored 29.9 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 58th in Division 1. In the passing department, they averaged 12.5 passes on 26.5 attempts for a 47 percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 176 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 108th in college football. The Wildcats ran for an average of 157 yards per game on 40.8 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranked them 87th in the nation. They also ran 67.3 plays per contest and averaged 4.9 yards per play for an average of 333 yards per game, ranking their offense 114th overall last season. The Wildcats averaged 18.5 first downs per game which ranked them 101st in the country. They accumulated 38.5 penalty yards per game via 5.1 penalties, which ranked 121st in the nation.
Kansas State allowed 285.5 passing yards per game, ranking 121st in D-1, and they allowed 31.5 points per contest on defense, which ranked 93rd. They gave up 22.3 completions on 34.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64.3. The Wildcats allowed 166.7 rushing yards per game on 37.8 carries for a 4.4 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 63rd in the country. Kansas State allowed 452.2 total yards per game including 6.2 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 106th in terms of yards per game. They forced 1.2 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 5.8 penalties for 53.5 yards per game, ranking them 62nd among D-1 teams.
Stanford averaged 37.8 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 18th in the country. In the passing department, they completed 15.2 passes per game on 22.7 attempts for a 67 percent completion percentage. They threw for 211.8 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 76th in Division 1. The Cardinal ran for an average of 223.6 yards per game on 43.6 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 20th on the ground. They also ran 66.3 plays per game and averaged 6.6 yards per play for a total of 435.4 yards per game, ranking them 40th in the country on offense. The Cardinal got an average of 22.2 first downs per game, which ranked 42nd in the nation. They averaged 46.3 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties, ranking them 97th in college football.
Stanford allowed an average of 229 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 71st in Division 1. Their defense overall allowed 22.6 points per contest, which had them ranked 33rd in the nation. They gave up 19.4 completions on 33.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.3 per game. The Cardinal allowed 139.3 rushing yards per contest on 32.4 carries for a 4.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 29th in the country. Stanford allowed 368.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranked 43rd in D-1. They forced 1 turnover per contest and 5.7 penalties for 53 yards in each contest, ranking 55th in the nation.
Kody Cook finished his last game of last season with 163 yards through the air for Kansas State. He completed 12 passes out of 24 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Wildcats were led in rushing by Charles Jones, who finished with 40 yards on 6 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Winston Dimel was the team leader in receiving with a total of 48 yards and 1 reception. He finished the game with an average of 48 yards per reception. As a team in that game Kansas State got a total of 13 first downs by way of 2 rushing, 10 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 47 total plays for 242 yards for the game. The Wildcats ran for 79 yards on 22 attempts.
Kevin Hogan finished his last game of last season with 223 yards through the air for Stanford. He completed 12 passes out of 21 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. The Cardinal were led in rushing by Christian McCaffrey, who finished with 172 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. Christian McCaffrey was the team leader in receiving with a total of 105 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 26 yards per reception. Stanford got a total of 19 first downs by way of 10 rushing, 8 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 55 total plays for 429 yards for the game. The Cardinal ran for 206 yards on 34 attempts.
Kansas State Betting Trends
Kansas State were 8-5-0 against the over/under last season
Kansas State had an ATS record of 6-7-0 last season
Stanford Betting Trends
Stanford were 8-6-0 against the over/under last season
Stanford had an ATS record of 10-4-0 last season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Stanford
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