Texas Longhorns vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Longhorns vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-8.5)
Bill Snyder Family Stadium is the venue where Will Howard and the Kansas State Wildcats (4-5) will play the Texas Longhorns (5-3) on Saturday. Texas opens this contest as 8.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 52.5.
In their last outing, the Texas Longhorns took the field against the Iowa State Cyclones and left there with a loss by a score of 23-20. Sam Ehlinger paced the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 17 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown in this contest. He rushed for 65 yards by way of 15 carries which meant he averaged 4.3 yards per run. Brennan Eagles was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 142 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 28.4 yards per catch for that contest. Sam Ehlinger went 17/29 with 298 yards by way of passing and tossed 1 TD. He walked away with no picks.
Concerning scoring, the Texas Longhorns are averaging 37.9 points per outing. Offensively they are averaging 164.5 yards in the run game ranking them 63rd in college football. The Longhorns have tallied 3,508 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Texas has amassed 25 touchdowns via the pass and 11 touchdowns via the ground. The Longhorns rank 75th in college football regarding team defense, conceding 28.9 PPG. They are giving up an average of 3.2 yards per rush and 118.9 rushing yards per contest for the year. In total, they have given up 951 running yards through 8 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Longhorns are giving up 2,288 yards which puts them in 118th in college football. In their 8 games played this season, they have conceded 286.0 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 64.9%. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 404.9 yards/game ranking them 74th in college football.
Sam Ehlinger has connected on 893 of his career 1,433 tosses for a completion percentage of 62.3%. He is throwing for 250.0 yards per outing. For his college career, Ehlinger has passed for 11,002 yards with 91 touchdowns and 27 interceptions. He has a quarterback rating of 144.0 with a TD percentage of 6.4% and an interception percentage of 1.9%. Since he has been in college, he has left the pocket to run 546 different times for a total of 1,914 yds.
In their last game, the Kansas State Wildcats played the Baylor Bears and ended up taking the loss by a score of 32-31. Will Howard went 9/18 with 88 yards through the air and added 1 TD. He gave away 2 interceptions on the day. Deuce Vaughn paced the team in rushing in this game. He broke a long run for 38 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in this contest. He racked up a total of 102 yards via 19 carries which meant he was running for 5.4 yards per run. Briley Moore was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 55 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 27.5 yards per reception in this game.
During the season to this point, the Wildcats have thrown for a total of 1,683 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 187.0 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 104th in college football. The Kansas State Wildcats are averaging 326.2 yards per contest which is good for 116th in the nation. They average 139.2 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 1,253 yards for the season. Regarding their ability to score points, the Wildcats are ranked 83rd in the country holding an average of 26.1 points per outing. Kansas State has surrendered a total of 1,438 rushing yards (159.8 yards per contest) and 13 touchdowns rushing for the year. The Wildcats are relinquishing 28.1 points per game, which has them ranked 71st in the country. This year, they have surrendered 253 total points. They have conceded 18 touchdowns through the air as well as 266.8 yards/outing, which has them sitting 111th in Division 1.
In the 8 games in his career, Will Howard has connected on 74 of 141 tries for 1,004 yds. He is averaging 125.5 yards per game through the air with a 115.0 QB rating. Howard has thrown 6 touchdowns while tossing 8 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has scampered for 285 yards on 60 attempts. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 4.3% and his interception percentage is 5.7%.
Who will win tonight's Longhorns/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wildcats +8.5
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