Kansas State vs Texas NCAA Football Tips 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
Texas Memorial Stadium is the site where Sam Ehlinger and the Texas Longhorns will play the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday. Texas opens this game as 5-point favorites. The Wildcats are 6-2-0 ATS and 3-5-0 when betting on the total. The Longhorns are 6-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-4-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Kansas State Wildcats went up against the Kansas Jayhawks and won by a score of 38-10. Skylar Thompson led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 34 yards and he added 3 touchdowns in the game. He rushed for a total of 127 yards via 17 carries which meant he was running for 7.5 yards per run. Dalton Schoen was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 67 yards on 2 receptions. He had an average of 33.5 yards per catch for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Wildcats was Skylar Thompson who went 9/16 with 129 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Wildcats ended up running the ball 60 times and racked up 342 yards earning them an average of 5.7 yards per carry. For the game, they ran 76 plays which added up to 471 yards. For the game, the Wildcats earned a total of 23 first downs and they had 11 penalties for 113 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. When discussing the defense, Kansas State allowed 15 catches on 26 attempts for a total of 180 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.7%. On the ground, the Wildcats allowed 61 yards on 25 carries which means they had an average of 2.4 yards per run allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 241 yards and earned 2 turnovers.
The Wildcats step onto the field holding a record of 6-2 this year. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 33.4 points per contest, putting them 41st in the country. As a team, they have an average of 219.5 rushing yards per contest which is 4th in the Big 12. For total yards, they sit in 9th in the Big 12 Conference and 94th in the country with 3,129 yards. The Wildcats have one of the best defenses in the nation, giving up 20.4 points per contest ranking them 2nd in the Big 12 Conference. In regard to yards on the ground, Kansas State is giving up 166.8 yards per contest which has them at 7th in the conference and 75th in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.3 yards per carry which has them at 10th in the conference and 117th in the country overall. In total, they have conceded 1,334 yards rushing through 8 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Wildcats have conceded 1,373 yards. Opponents are completing 56.9% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.4 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Texas Longhorns faced the TCU Horned Frogs and were defeated 37-27. Keaontay Ingram paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 17 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 71 yards on 16 carries which gave him an average of 4.4 yards per run. Devin Duvernay was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 173 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 21.6 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Longhorns was Sam Ehlinger who went 22/48 with 321 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 4 picks on the day. The Longhorns ran the football 31 times and racked up a total of 126 yards giving them an average of 4.1 yards per attempt. For the game, the Longhorns earned 21 1st downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 72 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. For the game, they ran 79 plays for a total of 447 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Texas allowed 19 completions on 27 tries totaling 273 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.4%. Overall, they conceded 435 yards and earned 2 turnovers. Against the run, the Longhorns allowed 162 yards on 41 carries which gave them an average of 4.0 yards per attempt allowed.
The Longhorns come into this matchup with a record of 5-3. Texas has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 168.9 rushing yards per contest, putting them 61st in college football. As a unit, they have a total of 1,351 rushing yards through 8 games, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Longhorns average 477.6 yards per game overall which has them at 17th in Division 1 and 5th in the conference. The Longhorns are giving up 31.5 points per game which puts them at 9th in the conference and 97th in the country. Their passing defense is one of the most anemic groups in the nation. They are conceding 305.4 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Longhorns currently sit at 10th in the Big 12. When talking about points allowed, they have allowed 252 points in total. When it comes to yards on the ground, they are conceding 160.1 yards per contest ranking them 65th in Division 1 and 5th in the Big 12 Conference. For this season, they have given up 1,281 rushing yards and 8.8 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Longhorns college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Longhorns -5
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