Stanford Cardinal vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 9/4/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (+1)
AT&T Stadium is the location where the Kansas State Wildcats (4-6 last year) will compete against the Stanford Cardinal (4-2 last season) on Saturday. Kansas State is 1-point underdogs. The over/under comes in at 51.5.
The Stanford Cardinal finished the season having a 4-2 record. In their last matchup, the Cardinal took on the UCLA Bruins and took home the win by a score of 48-47. Davis Mills finished 32/47 with 428 yards through the air and 3 TDs. He had a QB rating of 152.9 and finished the game with 3 interceptions. Austin Jones led the offense in rushing for the Cardinal with 23 attempts for 92 yds (4.0 yards per carry). When the final whistle blew, they ran 83 plays which gave them 560 yds. The Stanford Cardinal ran the ball 36 times and accounted for 132 yards, which earned them an average of 3.7 yards per carry. In the running game, the Cardinal conceded 291 yards on 51 attempts, which is 5.7 yards per run surrendered. Stanford gave up 17 pass completions on 23 tries for a total of 192 yds, and a completion rate of 73.9%.
The Cardinal had 2,521 total yards over the course of last year. They surrendered the football 5 different times. Stanford compiled 7 touchdowns via the pass and 15 touchdowns on the ground. Stanford accumulated 131 1st downs offensively, and they were flagged for 34 penalties for 310 yards. Offensively they averaged 133.5 yds via the ground game, which ranked them 95th in Division 1. Concerning scoring, the Stanford Cardinal held an average of 29.3 points per outing.
Concerning yards through the air, the Cardinal conceded 1,300 yds which ranked them 33rd in D-1. During their 6 games played last season, they allowed 216.7 yards per contest through the air in addition to relinquishing a completion percentage of 64.2%. They surrendered 438.7 yards per contest which put them 106th in college football. They yielded 12 throwing touchdowns and 12 touchdowns via the ground game. They allowed an average of 5.5 yards per attempt on the ground and 222.0 yards on the ground per game throughout last year. In total, they gave up 1,332 running yards through 6 contests. The Cardinal ranked 92nd in college football when it comes to team defense, conceding 31.7 points per game.
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The Wildcats ended the season having a 4-6 record. In their last game, the Wildcats took a loss by a score of 69-31 when they played the Texas Longhorns. Will Howard (2 TDs) finished the game with 174 yards on 16/27 through the air while his QB rate was 123.0. He tossed 2 interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.4. Will Howard ran the ball 18 times for 79 yds, ending the game with 4.4 yds per carry for Kansas State. The Wildcats finished the game with 448 yards on 73 plays (6.1 yards per play). Kansas State ended up running for 6.0 yards per carry, totaling 274 yards on 46 attempts. Kansas State relinquished 33 run attempts for 334 yards (10.1 yards per rush). The Wildcats secondary allowed a completion percentage of 74.1%, surrendering 274 yards on 20 out of 27 passing.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Wildcats earned a ranking of 81st in Division 1 scoring 26.6 PPG. Last year, the Wildcats racked up 1,857 passing yards as well as averaging 185.7 throwing yards per game, putting them at 109th in the nation. They had an average of 152.7 yards per game via the rush and ran for 1,527 yards for the season. The Kansas State Wildcats averaged 338.4 yards per outing which had them sitting 107th in college football. The Kansas State offense compiled 549 yards of penalties on 64 violations, which had them ranked 37th in D-1 in terms of giving up free yards. They threw 10 interceptions while allowing opponents to recover 5 fumbles and they obtained 155 1st downs.
Kansas State allowed a total of 1,772 yards via the ground game (177.2 yards/game) and 20 touchdowns on the ground last season. Their defense tallied 5 fumbles and 7 picks over the course of last year. They surrendered 20 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 267.5 yards/game, which put them in 124th in the country. The Wildcats defense participated in 728 plays, ranking them 102nd in the country. Last season, they gave up 322 total points. The Wildcats conceded 32.2 points per game, which put them in 97th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Cardinal/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinal -1
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