Texas Tech at Kansas State Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 10/4/2016
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders take on the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. The opening line for this game has Kansas State as 9 point favorites. This season the Red Raiders are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Wildcats have an over/under record of 1-3-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread.
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Patrick Mahomes finished with 277 yards through the air for Texas Tech last week. He completed 27 passes out of 34 attempts for a 79% completion percentage. The Red Raiders were led in rushing by Demarcus Felton, who finished with 48 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Jonathan Giles was the team leader in receiving with a total of 219 yards and 12 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Texas Tech got a total of 34 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 26 came through the air. They ran 79 total plays for 621 yards for the game. The Red Raiders ran for 73 yards on 24 attempts.
Jesse Ertz finished with 166 yards passing for Kansas State last week. He went 10 for 30, resulting in a 33% completion percentage. The Wildcats were led on the ground by Charles Jones, who finished with 53 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Byron Pringle led the team in receiving with 61 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Kansas State had 17 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 72 total plays for 286 yards for the contest. The Wildcats ran for 120 yards on 42 carries as a team.
Texas Tech scores 59.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 1st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 38.5 passes on 53.8 attempts for a 71.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 547.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 1st in college football. The Red Raiders run for an average of 116.5 yards per game on 29.3 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. That ranks them 117th in the nation. They also run 83 plays per contest and average 8 yards per play for an average of 664.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 1st overall this season. The Red Raiders average 33.5 first downs per game which ranks them 1st in the country. They accumulate 75.3 penalty yards per game via 9.8 penalties, which ranks 17th in the nation.
Texas Tech allows 306 passing yards per game, ranking 118th in D-1, and they allow 37.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 111th. They give up 26 completions on 43 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 60.5. The Red Raiders allow 166.5 rushing yards per game on 38 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 75th in the country. Texas Tech allows 472.5 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 110th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 57.3 yards per game, ranking them 80th among D-1 teams.
Kansas State averages 31.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 60th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 13 passes per game on 25.5 attempts for a 51 percent completion percentage. They throw for 168.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 111th in Division 1. The Wildcats run for an average of 178.3 yards per game on 37.5 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 59th on the ground. They also run 63 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 346.5 yards per game, ranking them 109th in the country on offense. The Wildcats get an average of 18 first downs per game, which ranks 107th in the nation. They average 56 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, ranking them 61st in college football.
Kansas State allows an average of 154.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 12th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 12.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 7th in the nation. They give up 14.3 completions on 25 attempts for a completion percentage of 57 per game. The Wildcats allow 85.3 rushing yards per contest on 29.8 carries for a 2.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 8th in the country. Kansas State allows 239.8 total yards per game for an average of 4.4 yards per play, which ranks 4th in D-1. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and 5 penalties for 44.8 yards in each contest, ranking 22nd in the nation.
Texas Tech Betting Trends
Texas Tech is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Texas Tech has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Kansas State Betting Trends
Kansas State is 1-3-0 against the over/under this season
Kansas State has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/29/16 QB Patrick Mahomes II Arm injured last game, "?"
09/27/16 C Conner Dyer Knee out for season
09/25/16 S Keenon Ward Arm injured last game, doubtful Thursday vs. Kansas
09/25/16 DB Tevin Madison Personal has left team
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas State
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