Baylor at Kansas State College Football Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Bill Snyder Family Stadium
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The Baylor Bears head to Bill Snyder Family Stadium to play the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas State as 14 point favorites. The total has been set at 61.5. The Bears are 1-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Wildcats are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-1-0.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Baylor Bears are 1-3-0 against the spread
Important Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Kansas State Wildcats are 2-1-0 against the spread
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
09/25/17 WR Chris Platt Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Kansas State
09/25/17 OL Mo Porter Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Kansas State
09/25/17 DE Xavier Jones Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Kansas State
09/24/17 QB Anu Solomon Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Kansas State
09/24/17 CB Jordan Tolbert Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Kansas State
09/24/17 DE K.J. Smith Shin "?" Saturday vs. Kansas State
09/17/17 TE Ishmail Wainright Illness out indefinitely
09/09/17 RB JaMycal Hasty Knee expected to miss 4-5 weeks
08/28/17 DB Travon Blanchard Transferred out for season
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
09/24/17 2nd QB Alex Delton Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Baylor
08/25/17 OL Reid Najvar Undisclosed out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Baylor Bears are 59th in the country in points scored with 116. They have run 268 plays this year for 1,690 yards, which ranks them 25th in Division 1 in total offense. The Bears average 6.3 yards per play, which is 37th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 67 1st downs this season, ranking them 97th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Baylor has run for 549 yards as a unit, which ranks 84th in college football. They've run 127 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Bears have been penalized on offense 34 times for 288 yards so far this year, which has them 11th in the country in penalties. Zach Smith has passed for 742 yards this year. He's completed 46 throws while attempting 86 passes for a completion percentage of 53.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 143.5. He averages 8.2 adjusted yards per throw and 8.6 yards per pass attempt.
Baylor is 118th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 148. They have given up a total of 2,071 yards on D, which is 122nd in D-1. The Bears are 121st in yards per play allowed with 6.7. Opponent offenses have completed 92 throws on 134 attempts against the Baylor Bears defense this season, ranking them 115th and 92nd in the nation. The Baylor pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,069 yards in the air, which is 104th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 177 attempts for 1,002 yards this season, putting them in 120th place in the country against the run. The Bears have had 33 penalties for 329 yards on defense this year. That places them 123rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Baylor is 110th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 48 punt return yards and average 16 yards per return, which is 14th in D-1. They have returned 6 kicks for 97 yards on special teams, which puts them 119th in kick return yardage. The Bears average 16 yards per kick return and they are 62nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,835. The Baylor Bears have tried 7 field goals this year and made 6, which is 22nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. Baylor Bears kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 12 for 13 this season. Their punters have accumulated 950 yards on 21 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 22nd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wildcats have run for 691 yards as a team, which ranks 50th in college football. They've run 117 times, averaging 5.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Kansas State Wildcats have been penalized on offense 18 times for 170 yards so far this season, which has them 103rd in the country in penalties. They are 58th in the nation in points scored with 117. They have run 184 plays this season for 1,289 yards, which ranks them 110th in Division 1 in total offense. Kansas State averages 7 yards per play, which is 17th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 57 1st downs this year, placing them 114th overall as an offensive unit. Jesse Ertz averages 9 yards per pass attempt and 8.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 36 passes on 65 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 145.4. He has thrown for 587 yards this season.
The Kansas State Wildcats rush defense has allowed 115 attempts for 398 yards this year, putting them in 31st place in D-1 against the run. Kansas State has committed 15 penalties for 115 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 9th in college football. They are 6th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 40. They have surrendered a total of 859 yards on D, which is 12th in the country. The Wildcats are ranked 13th in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Opposing offenses have completed 51 passes on 83 attempts against the Kansas State defense this season, placing them 24th and 14th in Division 1. The Kansas State Wildcats pass defense has also given up a total of 461 yards through the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Kansas State Wildcats have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 4, which is 69th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Kansas State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this year. Their punters have totaled 388 yards on 10 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 109th in Division 1 in punting average. Kansas State is ranked 22nd in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 110 punt return yards and average 13.8 yards per return, which is 21st in college football. They have returned 7 kicks for 184 yards on special teams, ranking 73rd in kick return yardage. The Kansas State Wildcats average 26 yards per kick return and they are 98th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,583.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wildcats -14
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