Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (+6.5)
The Iowa State Cyclones (3-2) are en route to Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Kansas State Wildcats (3-2). Kansas State opens as 6.5-point dogs. The over/under is 51.5.
The Iowa State Cyclones head into this matchup 3-2 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Cyclones played against the Kansas Jayhawks and earned the victory with a final of 59-7. Brock Purdy connected on 17/22 with 245 yards through the air and 4 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 230.8 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Breece Hall led the offense in rushing for the Cyclones with 17 carries for 123 yds (7.2 yds per attempt). On the day, they ran 60 plays which totaled 564 yds. The Iowa State Cyclones ended up rushing 33 times and amassed 290 yards, which earned them an average of 8.8 yards per tote. When it came to stopping the run, the Cyclones conceded 175 yards on 44 tries, which is 4.0 yards per run allowed. Iowa State allowed 11 completions on 22 attempts for 127 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%.
When talking about putting points on the board, the Iowa State Cyclones are averaging 33.8 PPG. Offensively they're averaging 182.6 yards in the run game which has them sitting 43rd in the nation. The Cyclones have tallied 2,210 total yards this season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Iowa State has earned 9 touchdowns through the air and 11 rushing touchdowns. Iowa State has a total of 117 1st downs, and they have been flagged for 23 infractions for 168 yards. They have turned the football over 6 different times.
Concerning yards through the air, the Cyclones are giving up 721 yds which has them sitting in 13th in Division 1. They have given up 144.2 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 58.3%. In total, they have yielded 233.8 yards per game ranking them 15th in the nation. They have surrendered 4 touchdowns by air in addition to 3 touchdowns running the ball. They are giving up an average of 2.6 yards per rush and 89.6 rushing yards per game for the season. During the season, they have allowed 448 yards via the ground game in 5 games. The Cyclones sit in 22nd in the nation regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 15.6 points per game.
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The Wildcats head into this game 3-2 this year. In their last game, the Wildcats walked away with a loss by a score of 37-31 when they played the Oklahoma Sooners. Skylar Thompson (3 TDs) ended the contest with 320 yards on 29/41 passing while his quarterback rate was 160.4. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his Y/A was 7.8. Deuce Vaughn ran the ball 15 times for 51 yds, walking away from the contest with 3.4 yds per attempt for Kansas State. Kansas State ended up running for 3.7 yards per attempt, finishing with a total of 100 yards on 27 attempts. The Wildcats finished the game with a total of 420 yds and they ran 68 plays (6.2 yds per play). The Wildcats secondary allowed a completion rate of 82.1%, surrendering 261 yds on 23 for 28 through the air. Kansas State relinquished 32 rush attempts for 131 yards (4.1 yards per carry).
The Kansas State Wildcats hold an average of 360.4 yards per game, which is good for 96th in college football. The Kansas State offense has racked up 256 yds of penalties on 31 infractions, which ranks 95th in the country in terms of making mistakes. For the season so far, the Wildcats have racked up 963 passing yards as well as an average of 192.6 throwing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 102nd in the country. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Wildcats are ranked 67th in the nation with 28.8 points per outing.
Kansas State has conceded a total of 432 yards rushing (86.4 yards per game) in addition to 6 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the year. They have allowed the opposition 6 touchdowns via the pass as well as 256.2 yards per outing, which has them in 115th in the nation. The Wildcats defense has participated in 321 plays, which ranks 25th in the nation. The Wildcats are giving up 23.0 points per contest, which has them ranked 67th in the nation. In total, they have allowed 115 points.
Who will win tonight's Cyclones/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cyclones -6.5
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