Kansas State at Mississippi State NCAA Football Tips 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Davis Wade Stadium
Tommy Stevens and the Mississippi State Bulldogs play the Kansas State Wildcats at Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Mississippi State opens this contest as 6-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 45. The Wildcats are 2-0-0 ATS and 1-1-0 when betting on the total. The Bulldogs are 2-0-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-1-0 against the spread.
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
08/29/19 LB Justin Hughes ACL is out for season
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
09/08/19 OL Dareuan Parker Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Kansas State
09/08/19 OL Darryl Williams Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Kansas State
09/08/19 OL Evans Wilkerson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Kansas State
09/08/19 QB Tommy Stevens Shoulder left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Kansas State
In their last game, the Kansas State Wildcats took on the Bowling Green Falcons and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 52-0. James Gilbert led the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 51 yards and he added 2 touchdowns for the game. He rushed for a total of 103 yards on 8 carries which meant he was running for 12.9 yards per tote. Malik Knowles led the team in receiving yardage by earning 99 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 19.8 yards per reception during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Wildcats was Skylar Thompson who went 10/13 with 151 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. The Kansas State Wildcats ran the ball a total of 58 times and added 333 yards which gave them an average of 5.7 yards per attempt. In all, they ran 77 plays which gave them a total of 521 yards. For the contest, the Wildcats earned 25 first downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 35 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the defensive side of the ball, Kansas State allowed 11 completions on 24 attempts for a total of 79 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.8%. Overall, they gave up a total of 140 yards and forced 1 turnover. Against the run, the Wildcats allowed 61 yards on 20 attempts which gave them an average of 3.1 yards per run allowed.
The Wildcats head into this game 2-0 for this season. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 50.5 points per game, which has them at 12th in the nation. As a unit, they have an average of 347 yards on the ground per contest which is 1st in the Big 12. For total yards, they are currently ranked 4th in the conference and 10th in the nation with 1,094 yards. The Wildcats have one of the top tier defenses in the country, giving up 7 points per contest putting them 2nd in the Big 12. When it comes to passing yards, the Wildcats have allowed 400 yards. Teams are completing 50% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 4.9 yards per try. In regard to rushing yards, Kansas State is allowing 105.5 yards per game ranking them 5th in the Big 12 and 40th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.9 yards per rush ranking them 10th in the Big 12 Conference and 109th in the country overall. In total, they have allowed 211 rushing yards through 2 games.
In their last outing, the Mississippi State Bulldogs took on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and went home with the win by a score of 38-15. Kylin Hill led the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 22 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown in the game. He ran for a total of 123 yards by way of 14 carries which meant he was running for 8.8 yards per carry. Osirus Mitchell was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 46 yards on 2 catches. He earned an average of 23.0 yards per reception in the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Bulldogs was Tommy Stevens who went 9/10 with 105 yards passing and added 2 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. The Mississippi State Bulldogs ran the ball a total of 41 times and generated 210 yards which earned them an average of 5.1 yards per rush. Overall, the Bulldogs racked up 21 1st downs and they had a total of 2 infractions for 10 yards telling us that they had a strong outing in terms of discipline. In all, they finished with a total of 62 plays for a total of 386 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Mississippi State gave up 18 completions on 26 attempts totaling 234 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.2%. On the day, they gave up a total of 344 yards and earned 3 turnovers. On the ground, the Bulldogs gave up 110 yards on 27 tries allowing their opponent an average of 4.1 yards per attempt allowed.
The Bulldogs head into this game 2-0. In discussing the offensive production, the Bulldogs have one of the best offenses in the nation. Mississippi State has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 235.5 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 27th in D-1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 471 yards rushing through 2 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Bulldogs average 441.5 yards per contest overall ranking them 56th in college football and 7th in the Southeastern Conference. The Bulldogs are conceding 21.5 points per game ranking them 10th in the SEC and 54th in college football. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 43 total points. In discussing rushing yards, they are giving up 136.5 yards per game which puts them at 67th in the nation and 9th in the SEC. This season, they have allowed 273 rushing yards and 3 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in Division 1. They are allowing 250.5 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Bulldogs are currently ranked 12th in the SEC.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +6
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