Kansas State at Iowa State College Football Picks and Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Jack Trice Stadium
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The Kansas State Wildcats travel to Jack Trice Stadium to take on the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Iowa State as 14 point favorites. The Wildcats have an ATS record of 6-5-0 while their over/under record is 3-8-0. The Cyclones have an over/under record of 3-7-0 and they are 6-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 3-8-0 against the over/under
The Kansas State Wildcats are 6-5-0 against the spread
Important Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 3-7-0 against the over/under
The Iowa State Cyclones are 6-4-0 against the spread
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
11/15/18 DB Duke Shelley Undisclosed is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Texas Tech
11/15/18 LB Elijah Sullivan Undisclosed is doubtful Saturday vs Texas Tech
11/15/18 TE Nick Lenners Undisclosed is doubtful Saturday vs Texas Tech
11/15/18 QB Skylar Thompson Undisclosed is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Texas Tech
08/19/18 RB Mike McCoy Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
11/17/18 DB Datrone Young Shoulder is questionable
11/01/18 OL Josh Mueller Undisclosed has left team
10/29/18 DE Eyioma Uwzurike Hamstring is out indefinitely
10/29/18 QB Zeb Noland Personal has left team
09/17/18 LB Bobby McMillen III ACL is out for season
08/24/18 DB Dallas Taylor-Cortez Suspension is out indefinitely
08/24/18 DB Jaeveyon Morton Suspension is out indefinitely
08/24/18 WR Joseph Scates Suspension is out indefinitely
08/24/18 WR Tayvonn Kyle Suspension is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kansas State Wildcats are 116th in Division 1 in points scored with 232. They have run 723 plays this season for 3,708 yards, which ranks them 114th in the nation in total offense. The Wildcats average 5.1 yards per play, which is 111th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 204 1st downs this year, placing them 105th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kansas State has run for 1,946 yards as a team, which ranks 58th in the country. They've run 460 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wildcats have been penalized on offense 52 times for 477 yards so far this season, which has them 111th in the nation in penalties. Skylar Thompson has thrown for 1,208 yards this season. He has completed 104 passes on 181 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 120. He averages 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 6.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Kansas State is 48th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 263. They have surrendered a total of 4,352 yards on D, which is 70th in Division 1. The Wildcats are ranked 75th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 235 passes on 397 attempts against the Kansas State Wildcats defense this season, placing them 116th and 121st in the country. The Kansas State pass defense has also given up a total of 2,613 yards through the air, which is 84th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 356 attempts for 1,740 yards this year, putting them in 60th place in D-1 against the run. The Wildcats have committed 64 penalties for 553 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 41st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Kansas State is ranked 52nd in the nation in punt returns with 17. They've accumulated 210 punt return yards and average 12.4 yards per return, which is 31st in college football. They have returned 33 kicks for 581 yards on special teams, ranking 48th in kick return yardage. The Wildcats average 18 yards per kick return and they are 102nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,499. The Kansas State Wildcats have attempted 19 field goals this season and made 14, which is 36th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 74%. Kansas State Wildcats kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 24 for 26 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,184 yards on 51 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 32nd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cyclones have run for 1,223 yards as a team, which ranks 119th in the nation. They've run 351 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Cyclones have been penalized on offense 45 times for 383 yards so far this year, which has them 126th in the country in penalties. They are 109th in Division 1 in points scored with 253. They have run 633 plays this year for 3,544 yards, which ranks them 85th in the nation in total offense. The Iowa State Cyclones average 5.6 yards per play, which is 73rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 190 1st downs this season, ranking them 117th overall as an offensive unit. Brock Purdy has completed 93 throws while attempting 144 passes for a completion percentage of 64.6%. He has passed for 1,445 yards this year. He averages 10.9 adjusted yards per throw and 10 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 174.5.
The Iowa State Cyclones rush defense has given up 364 attempts for 1,164 yards this season, putting them in 12th place in the country against the run. They have had 63 penalties for 610 yards on defense this year. That places them 72nd in Division 1. Iowa State is 21st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 208. They have given up a total of 3,505 yards on D, which is 21st in the nation. The Cyclones are 29th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opponent offenses have completed 203 throws on 335 attempts against the Iowa State defense this season, ranking them 69th and 69th in the country. The Iowa State Cyclones pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,341 yards in the air, which is 57th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Iowa State Cyclones have tried 19 field goals this year and made 14, which is 44th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 74%. Iowa State kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 25 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,001 yards on 51 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 106th in the NCAA in punting average. Iowa State is 103rd in the country in punt returns with 11. They've totaled 142 punt return yards and average 12.9 yards per return, which is 25th in D-1. They have returned 21 kicks for 454 yards on special teams, which puts them 82nd in kick return yardage. The Cyclones average 22 yards per kick return and they are 121st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,140.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Cyclones college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wildcats +14
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