Kansas State Wildcats vs West Virginia Mountaineers Prediction, 10/31/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: Mountaineer Field
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas State (+3.5)
Mountaineer Field is the site where Jarret Doege and the West Virginia Mountaineers (3-2) will play the Kansas State Wildcats (4-1) on Saturday. West Virginia opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The total is set at 47.
In their last contest, the Kansas State Wildcats faced the Kansas Jayhawks and left there with a win by a score of 55-14. Will Howard went 17/24 with 243 yards by way of passing and tossed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. Deuce Vaughn paced the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 24 yards and he tallied 1 TD for this outing. He rushed for a total of 71 yards on 11 carries which gave him an average of 6.5 yards per carry. Deuce Vaughn was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 81 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 20.3 yards per reception for the game.
The Wildcats have racked up 1,848 total yards for the year. As a unit they're averaging 131.2 yards rushing giving them a rank of 71st in Division 1. With reference to notching touchdowns, Kansas State has compiled 7 passing touchdowns and 11 touchdowns on the ground. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Kansas State Wildcats are averaging 35.2 points per game. The Wildcats sit in 41st in the country regarding their opponents scoring, allowing 23.8 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.5 yards per rush and 159.0 rushing yards per game on the campaign. During the season, they have allowed 795 rushing yards through 5 games. In terms of passing yardage, the Wildcats are allowing 1,344 yards which puts them in 89th in Division 1. In their 5 games, they have conceded 268.8 yards per game via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 64.9%. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 427.8 yards/outing ranking them 79th in the nation.
Will Howard has connected on 33 of his attempted career 56 passes for a completion percentage of 58.9%. He is throwing for 139.3 yards per outing. For his career, Howard has thrown for a total of 557 yds with 3 TD's and 1 pick. He has a quarterback rating of 156.6 with a TD percentage of 5.4% and an interception rate of 1.8%. Since his college career started, he has taken off and run 25 different times totaling 116 rushing yards.
In their last game, the West Virginia Mountaineers went up against the Texas Tech Red Raiders and ended up taking the loss by a score of 34-27. Leddie Brown led the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 14 yards and he added 2 touchdowns in this game. He ran for a total of 77 yards by way of 21 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.7 yards per carry. Winston Wright Jr. led the team in receiving yardage by earning 126 yards on 9 receptions. He averaged 14.0 yards per catch for that game. Jarret Doege went 32/50 with 347 yards by way of the pass and threw 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
In terms of their scoring prowess, the Mountaineers are 45th in the country averaging 32.2 points per outing. For the year so far, the Mountaineers have racked up 1,456 passing yards along with an average of 291.2 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 20th in D-1. They have an average of 169.6 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 848 yards for the season. The West Virginia Mountaineers hold an average of 460.8 yards/game which has them ranked 25th in the nation. West Virginia has allowed a total of 546 rushing yards (109.2 yards per game) as well as 5 touchdowns on the ground for the season. The Mountaineers are giving up 21.8 points per game, ranking them 37th in the country. This season, they have surrendered 109 total points. They have allowed 6 touchdowns through the air and 152.6 yards/game, which puts them in 20th in the nation.
Doege has thrown for 55 touchdowns while giving up 21 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 6.1% and his interception rate is 2.3%. He has rushed for -355 yds on 109 attempts. He averages 223.1 yards per contest through the air with a 137.7 QB rating. In the 28 games in his career, Jarret Doege has connected on 568 of 895 attempts for a total of 6,248 yards.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wildcats +3.5
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