Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 9/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Location: Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Arkansas State (+12)
Bill Snyder Family Stadium is the site where Skylar Thompson and the Kansas State Wildcats will take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves on Saturday. Kansas State opens this game as 12-point favorites. The over/under is set at 59.
Last week the Arkansas State Red Wolves played the Memphis Tigers and added a loss to their record by a score of 37-24. Leading the way at QB for the Red Wolves was Layne Hatcher who went 13/20 with 166 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He ended the game with no interceptions. Jamal Jones paced the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 10 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 64 yards by way of 15 carries which meant he was running for 4.3 yards per run. Dahu Green was the receiving yardage leader by earning 99 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 19.8 yards per reception for that game.
The Red Wolves come into this matchup after finishing with a record of 8-5 in 2019. They were one of the dangerous teams in the Sun Belt Conference and they have the ability to run the score up on teams. For total yards, they ranked 4th in the Sun Belt and 34th in the nation with 5,711 yards. They were one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 33.7 points per game, ranking them 26th in the nation. As a team, they averaged 127.2 rushing yards per contest which was 10th in the Sun Belt.
The Red Wolves had one of the worst defenses in the nation giving up 34.2 points per game, which had them at 7th in the Sun Belt and 113th in college football. In discussing yards on the ground, Arkansas State allowed 215.1 yards per contest putting them 7th in the conference and 116th in the nation. Opposing teams ran for an average of 5 yards per rush ranking them 8th in the Sun Belt and 109th in the country overall. Overall, they allowed 2,796 rushing yards through 13 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Red Wolves allowed 4,057 yards. Teams completed 60.7% of the throws they attempted against them and averaged 7.4 yards per attempt.
In their last outing in 2019, the Kansas State Wildcats went up against the Navy Midshipmen and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 20-17. Running the show from under center for the Wildcats was Skylar Thompson who went 10/14 with 124 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game without an interception. James Gilbert paced the team in rushing in this game. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 39 yards on 8 carries which meant he averaged 4.9 yards per carry. Wykeen Gill was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 57 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 28.5 yards per catch in this game.
The Wildcats come into this game after finishing with a record of 8-5. Kansas State made teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 179.5 yards per game, ranking them 45th in D-1. As a unit, they had a total of 2,334 yards rushing through 13 contests, 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 Wildcats averaged 360.5 yards per game overall putting them 103rd in college football and 9th in the conference. When looking at their ability to score points, the Wildcats sat in 8th in the conference and 60th out of all the teams in the nation with an average of 29.6 points per game.
The Wildcats allowed 21.4 points per game ranking them 2nd in the Big 12 Conference and 27th in the country. Their passing defense was one of the better groups in the nation. They conceded 202.9 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Wildcats were ranked 2nd in the Big 12. In discussing points allowed, they allowed 278 points in total. In terms of yards rushing, they allowed 165.7 yards per game ranking them 76th in the nation and 8th in the conference. Last year allowed 2,154 rushing yards.
Who will win tonight's Red Wolves/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wildcats -12
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