Nevada Wolf Pack vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nevada Wolf Pack vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (+2)
The Nevada Wolf Pack (2-0) are en route to Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday where they will try to beat the Kansas State Wildcats (2-0). Kansas State is 2-point dogs. The total is 47.5.
The Nevada Wolf Pack step onto the field holding a record of 2-0 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Wolf Pack took the field against the Idaho State Bengals and took home the win by a score of 49-10. Carson Strong went 34/43 with 381 yards passing and 4 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 184.2 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Toa Taua was the rushing leader for the Wolf Pack with 9 carries for 103 yds (11.4 yards per attempt). The Nevada Wolf Pack ended up rushing 19 different times and totaled 145 yards, earning them an average of 7.6 yds per attempt. Once the final whistle blew, they ran 65 plays which converted into 586 yards. Nevada surrendered 15 completions on 25 attempts for a total of 142 yds, and a completion rate of 60.0%. In the running game, the Wolf Pack gave up 141 yds on 42 attempts, which is 3.4 yds per rush allowed.
Regarding scoring points, the Nevada Wolf Pack have an average of 35.5 PPG. Offensively they're averaging 30.5 yards on the ground which has them sitting 127th in Division 1. The Wolf Pack have earned 373 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Nevada has earned 2 passing touchdowns and 0 rushing touchdowns. Nevada has compiled 19 first downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 4 penalties for 45 yards.
When talking about yards through the air, the Wolf Pack are giving up 177 yards which ranks them 22nd in the nation. They have given up 88.5 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 65.8%. During the season, they have allowed 165.0 yards/outing which puts them 24th in the country. They are allowing an average of 5.7 yards per attempt on the ground and 76.5 rushing yards per contest so far this year. Over the course of this season, they have given up 153 rushing yards through 2 games. The Wolf Pack are sitting in 43rd in the country concerning team defense, allowing 13.5 PPG.
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The Wildcats head into this game 2-0 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Wildcats got the victory with a final of 31-23 against the Southern Illinois Salukis. Deuce Vaughn carried the football 26 times for 120 yds, finishing the game with 4.6 yds per carry for Kansas State. Will Howard ended the game with 76 yds on 8/17 through the air while his QB rating was 72.8. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 4.5. Kansas State gave up 40 rush attempts for 100 yards (2.5 yds per carry). The Wildcats passing defense allowed a completion rate of 57.1%, surrendering 176 yards on 16 for 28 through the air. The Wildcats finished with 381 yards on 69 plays (5.5 yds per play). Kansas State ran the ball for 4.4 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 209 yards on 48 carries.
The Kansas State Wildcats maintain an average of 362.5 yards per game, ranking them 63rd in D-1. The Kansas State offense has compiled 120 yds of penalties on 14 infractions, which is good for 31st in D-1 in terms of giving up free yards. For the season thus far, the Wildcats currently have a total of 316 yards through the air along with holding an average of 158.0 passing yards per game, putting them at 93rd in the country. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Wildcats sit 82nd in the country by tallying 27.5 points per game.
The Wildcats are allowing 15.0 PPG, ranking them 46th in the country. Kansas State has conceded a total of 139 yards rushing (69.5 yards per contest) in addition to 2 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. Overall, they have surrendered 30 total points. They have given up 1 touchdown via the pass as well as 185.0 yards per contest, which has them sitting 81st in college football. The Wildcats defense has been on the field for 120 plays, which is 59th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wolf Pack/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wolf Pack -2
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