Kansas State at Texas College Football Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field
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Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field is the venue for the game between the Kansas State Wildcats and the Texas Longhorns on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Texas as 7 point favorites. The total has been set at 53. The Longhorns are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-3-0. The Wildcats are 2-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-2-0.
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Valuable Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Kansas State Wildcats are 2-2-0 against the spread
Important Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Texas Longhorns are 3-1-0 against the spread
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
08/25/17 OL Reid Najvar Undisclosed out for season
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
10/02/17 QB Shane Buechele Foot probable Saturday vs. Kansas State
10/01/17 DL Andrew Fitzgerald Knee "?" Saturday vs. Kansas State
10/01/17 TE Garrett Gray Knee "?" Saturday vs. Kansas State
10/01/17 OL Garrett Thomas Knee "?" Saturday vs. Kansas State
10/01/17 RB Kirk Johnson Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Kansas State
09/25/17 DL Chris Daniels Transferred has left the team
09/18/17 OL Connor Williams Knee out indefinitely
09/12/17 OL Patrick Hudson Knee out for season
08/24/17 DB Eric Cuffee Wrist out indefinitely
08/23/17 TE Andrew Beck Foot out for season
08/14/17 OL Elijah Rodriguez Ankle out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kansas State Wildcats have run for 916 yards as a unit, which ranks 41st in the nation. They've run 160 times, averaging 5.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Wildcats have been penalized on offense 24 times for 215 yards so far this year, which has them 86th in the country in penalties. They are 44th in Division 1 in points scored with 150. They have run 244 plays this year for 1,633 yards, which ranks them 112th in the nation in total offense. The Wildcats average 6.7 yards per play, which is 21st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 76 1st downs this season, ranking them 111th overall as an offensive unit. Jesse Ertz has completed 36 throws while attempting 65 passes for a completion percentage of 55.4%. He has passed for 587 yards this year. He averages 8.9 adjusted yards per throw and 9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 145.4.
The Wildcats rush defense has given up 142 attempts for 482 yards this season, putting them in 26th place in the country against the run. They have had 25 penalties for 175 yards on defense this year. That places them 22nd in Division 1. Kansas State is 14th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 60. They have given up a total of 1,234 yards on D, which is 16th in the nation. The Wildcats are 18th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opponent offenses have completed 77 throws on 127 attempts against the Kansas State Wildcats defense this season, ranking them 46th and 38th in the country. The Kansas State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 752 yards in the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Kansas State Wildcats have tried 10 field goals this year and made 8, which is 23rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Kansas State Wildcats kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 18 for 18 this season. Their punters have accumulated 533 yards on 13 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 77th in the NCAA in punting average. Kansas State is 24th in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 155 punt return yards and average 15.5 yards per return, which is 13th in D-1. They have returned 10 kicks for 255 yards on special teams, which puts them 58th in kick return yardage. The Wildcats average 26 yards per kick return and they are 83rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,044.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Longhorns are 62nd in Division 1 in points scored with 138. They have run 325 plays this season for 1,774 yards, which ranks them 60th in the nation in total offense. The Texas Longhorns average 5.5 yards per play, which is 85th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 94 1st downs this year, placing them 65th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Texas has run for 713 yards as a team, which ranks 70th in the country. They've run 177 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Longhorns have been penalized on offense 37 times for 334 yards so far this season, which has them 15th in the nation in penalties. Shane Buechele has thrown for 375 yards this season. He has completed 34 passes on 52 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 134.8. He averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 7.1 adjusted yards per throw.
Texas is 31st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 85. They have surrendered a total of 1,377 yards on D, which is 29th in Division 1. The Longhorns are ranked 60th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 79 passes on 144 attempts against the Texas defense this season, placing them 51st and 60th in the country. The Texas Longhorns pass defense has also given up a total of 991 yards through the air, which is 61st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 118 attempts for 386 yards this year, putting them in 11th place in D-1 against the run. The Longhorns have committed 29 penalties for 191 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 32nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Texas is ranked 82nd in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 119 punt return yards and average 19.8 yards per return, which is 7th in college football. They have returned 10 kicks for 190 yards on special teams, ranking 97th in kick return yardage. The Texas Longhorns average 19 yards per kick return and they are 76th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,083. The Longhorns have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 2, which is 117th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 40%. Texas kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 18 for 18 this year. Their punters have totaled 868 yards on 19 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 13th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Longhorns college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Longhorns -7
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