Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 10/3/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Location: Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Texas Tech (+3.5)
Skylar Thompson and the Kansas State Wildcats (1-1) play the Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-1) at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Texas Tech opens this game as 3.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 62.5.
In their last game, the Texas Tech Red Raiders went up against the Texas Longhorns and left there with a loss by a score of 63-56. SaRodorick Thompson paced the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 75 yards and he added 2 TD's in this outing. He rushed for a total of 104 yards on 16 carries which meant he was running for 6.5 yards per run. Erik Ezukanma was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 91 yards on 7 receptions. He averaged 13.0 yards per catch for that contest. Alan Bowman went 31/52 with 325 yards via the pass and completed 5 TD's. He gave away 3 interceptions for the contest.
In terms of scoring points, the Texas Tech Red Raiders are averaging 45.5 points per game. Offensively they hold an average of 155 yards on the ground ranking them 41st in Division 1. The Red Raiders have racked up 1,065 yards in total for the season. In terms of getting in the endzone, Texas Tech has compiled 7 touchdowns through the air and 5 rushing touchdowns. The Red Raiders rank 80th in Division 1 in terms of team defense, allowing 48 PPG. They are allowing an average of 3.4 yards per rush and 121 rushing yards per contest so far this year. Overall, they have allowed 242 rushing yards through 2 games. In terms of yards via the pass, the Red Raiders are giving up 834 yards which has them sitting in 79th in the country. In their 2 games played, they have allowed 417 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 63.0%. For the season, they are conceding 538 yards per contest ranking them 77th in the nation.
For his collegiate career, Bowman has passed for a total of 4,413 yards with 30 TD's and 14 picks. Since he has been in college, he has taken off and run 40 different times totaling 9 rushing yds including sacks. He has a quarterback rating of 143.4 with a TD rate of 5.1% and an interception rate of 2.4%. He is throwing for 339.5 yds per contest. Alan Bowman has connected on 397 of his career 585 tosses for a completion percentage of 67.9%.
In their last contest, the Kansas State Wildcats took on the Oklahoma Sooners and notched a win by a score of 38-35. Deuce Vaughn paced the team on the ground in this game. He broke a long run for 38 yards and he added 1 touchdown in this contest. He racked up a total of 45 yards by way of 8 carries which meant he was running for 5.6 yards per carry. Vaughn was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 129 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 32.3 yards per reception in this game. Skylar Thompson went 18/25 with 334 yards by way of passing and tossed 1 TD. He walked away with no picks.
Regarding their ability to score points, the Wildcats sit 26th in the nation averaging 34.5 PPG. For the year thus far, the Wildcats currently have a total of 617 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 308.5 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 14th in college football. They hold an average of 78.5 yards per game via the rush and have run for 157 yards for the year. The Kansas State Wildcats are averaging 387.0 yards per outing ranking them 45th in the nation. The Wildcats are giving up 35 PPG, ranking them 66th in D-1. Overall, they have allowed 70 points. Kansas State has surrendered a total of 289 yards rushing (144.5 yards per contest) and 1 touchdown via the rush for the campaign. They have surrendered 9 touchdowns from the passing game and 358.5 yards/contest, which has them in 76th in college football.
During the 34 contests in his collegiate career, Skylar Thompson has been successful on 385 of 642 tries for a total of 4,988 yds. He averages 146.7 yds per game through the air with a 136.4 QB rating. Thompson has thrown for 29 TD's compared to 12 picks. He has scampered for 1,062 yards on 304 attempts. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 4.5% and his interception percentage is 1.9%.
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
09/27/20 WR Xavier White Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Kansas State
09/10/20 DB Dequanteous Watts Personal is out for season
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
09/10/20 RB Joe Ervin Personal is out for season
09/10/20 RB Thomas Grayson Personal is out for season
09/04/20 DB Jonathan Alexander Personal is out for season
Who will win tonight's Red Raiders/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Raiders +3.5
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