Saturday, October 1, 2016
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The Kansas State Wildcats take on the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Mountaineer Field. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 5.5 point favorites. This season the Wildcats are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Mountaineers have an over/under record of 2-1-0 and they are 1-2-0 against the spread.
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Jesse Ertz finished with 94 yards through the air for Kansas State last week. He completed 7 passes out of 8 attempts for a 88% completion percentage. The Wildcats were led in rushing by Jesse Ertz, who finished with 85 yards on 3 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 28 yards per carry. Byron Pringle was the team leader in receiving with a total of 30 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Kansas State got a total of 13 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 5 came through the air. They ran 35 total plays for 270 yards for the game. The Wildcats ran for 165 yards on 22 attempts.
Skyler Howard finished with 332 yards passing for West Virginia last week. He went 31 for 40, resulting in a 78% completion percentage. The Mountaineers were led on the ground by Justin Crawford, who finished with 86 yards on 9 carries. He ended the game with an average of 10 yards per rush. Shelton Gibson led the team in receiving with 144 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 36 yards per reception. West Virginia had 26 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 17 came from a pass. They ran 75 total plays for 481 yards for the contest. The Mountaineers ran for 149 yards on 35 carries as a team.
Kansas State scores 37 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 44th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 14 passes on 24 attempts for a 58.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 169 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 110th in college football. The Wildcats run for an average of 197.7 yards per game on 36 attempts for an average of 5.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 47th in the nation. They also run 60 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 366.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 96th overall this season. The Wildcats average 19.3 first downs per game which ranks them 94th in the country. They accumulate 66.3 penalty yards per game via 7.7 penalties, which ranks 34th in the nation.
Kansas State allows 106.7 passing yards per game, ranking 1st in D-1, and they allow 11 points per contest on defense, which ranks 6th. They give up 11 completions on 19.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.9. The Wildcats allow 72.3 rushing yards per game on 28 carries for an average of 2.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 6th in the country. Kansas State allows 179 total yards per game including 3.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 1st in terms of yards per game. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.7 penalties for 39.7 yards per game, ranking them 14th among D-1 teams.
West Virginia averages 33 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 55th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 24.7 passes per game on 36.7 attempts for a 67.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 324.7 yards through the air per game, ranking them 18th in Division 1. The Mountaineers run for an average of 209 yards per game on 42.3 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 42nd on the ground. They also run 79 plays per game and average 6.8 yards per play for a total of 533.7 yards per game, ranking them 13th in the country on offense. The Mountaineers get an average of 27.7 first downs per game, which ranks 10th in the nation. They average 44 penalty yards per game via 4.7 penalties, ranking them 101st in college football.
West Virginia allows an average of 247.7 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 81st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 21.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 39th in the nation. They give up 20.7 completions on 40 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.7 per game. The Mountaineers allow 215 rushing yards per contest on 42.7 carries for a 5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 105th in the country. West Virginia allows 462.7 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 108th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 6.3 penalties for 55.3 yards in each contest, ranking 64th in the nation.
Kansas State Betting Trends
Kansas State is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Kansas State has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
West Virginia Betting Trends
West Virginia is 2-1-0 against the over/under this season
West Virginia has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
09/25/16 PK Josh Lambert Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Kansas State
09/07/16 CB Jake Long Knee out for season
09/07/16 DE Xavier Pegues Shoulder out indefinitely
09/05/16 OL Yodny Cajuste Knee out for season
08/19/16 LB Brendan Ferns ACL out for season
08/14/16 DB Dravon Askew-Henry ACL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take West Virginia
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