Wednesday, December 28, 2016
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The Texas A&M Aggies take on the Kansas State Wildcats on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 in the Texas Bowl. The opening line for this game has Texas A&M as 2.5 point favorites. This season the Aggies are 4-8-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-7-1. The Wildcats have an over/under record of 6-6-0 and they are 5-7-0 against the spread.
Trevor Knight finished with 211 yards through the air for Texas A&M in his last game. He completed 14 passes out of 30 attempts for a 47% completion percentage. The Aggies were led in rushing by Keith Ford, who finished with 100 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Christian Kirk was the team leader in receiving with a total of 107 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Texas A&M got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 71 total plays for 472 yards for the game. The Aggies ran for 188 yards on 33 attempts.
Jesse Ertz finished with 159 yards passing for Kansas State in his last contest. He went 9 for 21, resulting in a 43% completion percentage. The Wildcats were led on the ground by Jesse Ertz, who finished with 170 yards on 19 carries. He ended the game with an average of 9 yards per rush. Byron Pringle led the team in receiving with 126 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. Kansas State had 21 first downs total. 15 came from running the ball and 6 came from a pass. They ran 72 total plays for 495 yards for the contest. The Wildcats ran for 336 yards on 51 carries as a team.
Texas A&M scores 35.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 30th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18.8 passes on 35.1 attempts for a 53.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 250.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 50th in college football. The Aggies run for an average of 217.5 yards per game on 38 attempts for an average of 5.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 33rd in the nation. They also run 73.1 plays per contest and average 6.4 yards per play for an average of 468.1 yards per game, ranking their offense 29th overall this season. The Aggies average 21.3 first downs per game which ranks them 62nd in the country. They accumulate 50.8 penalty yards per game via 6.1 penalties, which ranks 76th in the nation.
Texas A&M allows 254.6 passing yards per game, ranking 97th in D-1, and they allow 23.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 37th. They give up 21.5 completions on 36.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.4. The Aggies allow 189.6 rushing yards per game on 44.3 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 75th in the country. Texas A&M allows 444.2 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 91st in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.8 penalties for 41.2 yards per game, ranking them 17th among D-1 teams.
Kansas State averages 32.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 48th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 13.6 passes per game on 24.1 attempts for a 56.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 153.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 118th in Division 1. The Wildcats run for an average of 233.4 yards per game on 44.1 attempts for an average of 5.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 25th on the ground. They also run 68.2 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 387.3 yards per game, ranking them 84th in the country on offense. The Wildcats get an average of 21.8 first downs per game, which ranks 52nd in the nation. They average 54.7 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties, ranking them 63rd in college football.
Kansas State allows an average of 269.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 111th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 21.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 20th in the nation. They give up 22.3 completions on 35.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.7 per game. The Wildcats allow 113.5 rushing yards per contest on 30.8 carries for a 3.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 12th in the country. Kansas State allows 383.1 total yards per game for an average of 5.8 yards per play, which ranks 51st in D-1. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and 6.4 penalties for 59.8 yards in each contest, ranking 95th in the nation.
Texas A&M Betting Trends
Texas A&M is 4-7-1 against the over/under this season
Texas A&M has an ATS record of 4-8-0 this season
Kansas State Betting Trends
Kansas State is 6-6-0 against the over/under this season
Kansas State has an ATS record of 5-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/04/16 QB Trevor Knight Knee injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Kansas State
11/19/16 DB Noel Ellis Groin out for season
11/10/16 OL Connor Lanfear Knee out for season
08/20/16 LB Josh Walker Suspension out indefinitely
08/19/16 DB Justin Dunning ACL out for season
12/04/16 OL Abdul Beecham Undisclosed "?" Wednesday vs. Texas A&M
12/04/16 RB Alex Barnes Stinger "?" Wednesday vs. Texas A&M
12/04/16 DB Duke Shelley Foot "?" Wednesday vs. Texas A&M
12/04/16 K Matthew McCrane Hip "?" Wednesday vs. Texas A&M
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas State +2.5
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