Bowling Green at Kansas State Expert College Football Picks Against the Spread 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Skylar Thompson and the Kansas State Wildcats host the Bowling Green Falcons at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The odds on this game have Kansas State as 24.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 54.
The last time they played, the Bowling Green Falcons faced the Morgan State Bears and earned the win by a score of 46-3. Andrew Clair paced the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 22 yards and he ran for 1 TD for this contest. He racked up a total of 86 yards via 14 carries which had him averaging 6.1 yards per tote. Julian Ortega-Jones led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 69 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 13.8 yards per reception for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Falcons was Darius Wade who went 22/32 with 253 yards by way of the pass and added 3 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
The Falcons step onto the field holding a record of 1-0 this year. They are one of the dangerous teams in the Mid-American Conference and they have the ability to run the score up on teams. For total yards, they rank 1st in the conference and 7th in D-1 with 627 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Falcons have compiled a total of 4 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing TDs. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 46 points per contest, putting them 22nd in D-1. As a unit, they are averaging 333 rushing yards per contest which is 1st in the conference.
The Falcons have one of the best defenses in the nation allowing 3 points per contest, which has them at 1st in the MAC and 7th in college football. When it comes to yards through the air, the Falcons have conceded 294 yards. Teams are completing 33.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 2.7 yards per try. They have allowed 0 passing touchdowns and 0 rushing TDs. In terms of rushing yards, Bowling Green is allowing 46 yards per game putting them 2nd in the Mid-American Conference and 16th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 1.5 yards per carry putting them 1st in the Mid-American Conference and 16th in college football overall. In total, they have conceded 46 yards rushing through 1 game.
In their last game, the Kansas State Wildcats took on the Nicholls Colonels and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 49-14. James Gilbert paced the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 24 yards and he added 1 TD for this game. He rushed for a total of 115 yards via 18 carries which meant he averaged 6.4 yards per carry. Dalton Schoen was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 65 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 21.7 yards per reception for that game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Wildcats was Skylar Thompson who went 16/22 with 212 yards by way of passing and completed 1 TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
The Wildcats come into this game with a record of 1-0. In discussing the offensive production, the Wildcats have one of the best offenses in college football. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Wildcats currently sit at 3rd in the Big 12 Conference and 14th out of all the teams in the nation averaging 49 points per contest. Kansas State has showed the league they have a potent rushing attack by averaging 361 yards per contest, ranking them 4th in the nation. As a team, they have compiled a total of 361 rushing yards through 1 game, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Wildcats average 573 yards per game overall putting them 16th in college football and 3rd in the conference.
The Wildcats are giving up 14 points per game ranking them 4th in the Big 12 Conference and 40th in college football. Their passing defense is one of the elite groups in Division 1. They are conceding 126 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Wildcats are currently ranked 2nd in the conference. They have conceded 0 passing TDs for this year. In terms of points given up, they have allowed 14 total points. When talking about yards on the ground, they are conceding 150 yards per game ranking them 82nd in D-1 and 7th in the Big 12 Conference. This season, they have given up 150 yards rushing and 2 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Falcons +24.5
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