Kansas State Wildcats vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 10/8/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Location: Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Cyclones (+1)
The Kansas State Wildcats (4-1) are on their way to Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday where they will meet the Iowa State Cyclones (3-2). Kansas State opens as 1-point favorites from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 45.
The Kansas State Wildcats head into this matchup 4-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Wildcats played the Texas Tech Red Raiders and took home the win by a score of 37-28. Adrian Martinez was the best rusher for the Wildcats with 12 attempts for 171 yards (14.3 yds per attempt). Adrian Martinez went 12/19 with 116 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 131.8 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. Against the rush, the Wildcats gave up 114 yards on 34 tries, which is an average of 3.4 yards per run allowed. Kansas State relinquished 34 pass completions on 48 attempts for a total of 359 yds, and a completion percentage of 70.8%. On the day, they ran 58 plays which gave them a total of 459 yards. The Kansas State Wildcats ended up running the ball 39 different times and amassed 343 yards, earning them an average of 8.8 yards per tote.
When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Kansas State Wildcats have an average of 32.4 points per contest. As a team they maintain an average of 267.2 yards rushing ranking them 4th in the nation. The Wildcats have earned 2,032 total yards this year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Kansas State has earned 3 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns. Kansas State has compiled 95 1st downs offensively, and they have committed 28 penalties for 209 yds. They have surrendered the ball 3 times.
The Wildcats are sitting in 26th in the country regarding the opposition scoring, conceding 18.2 PPG. The opposition is running for 4.0 yards per rushing attempt and 143.8 rushing yards per contest so far this season. During this campaign, they have given up 719 yards via the ground game in 5 games. Concerning passing yards, the Wildcats are allowing 1,132 yds which has them ranked 72nd in college football. They have allowed 226.4 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 59.6%. Overall, they have yielded 370.2 yards per outing ranking them 68th in D-1. They have yielded 7 touchdowns through the air in addition to 3 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Cyclones head into this matchup 3-2 for this season. In their last game, the Cyclones took a defeat with a final score of 14-11 against the Kansas Jayhawks. Hunter Dekkers (1 touchdown) ended the game with 287 yds on 30/48 through the air while his quarterback rating was 115.4. He had 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 6.0. Deon Silas carried the ball 12 times for 29 yds, ending the game with 2.4 yds per carry for Iowa State. Iowa State ran for 0.9 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 26 yards on 30 carries. The Cyclones finished the contest with 313 yds while running 78 plays (4.0 yards per play). The Cyclones passing defense conceded a completion rate of 53.3%, surrendering 101 yds on 8 out of 15 passing. Iowa State surrendered 31 rush attempts for 112 yards (3.6 yds per rush).
When discussing how much they score, the Cyclones currently sit 91st in the country averaging 26.0 points per outing. For the season to this point, the Cyclones have thrown for 1,348 passing yards together with an average of 269.6 passing yards per contest, ranking them 43rd in Division 1. The Iowa State Cyclones have an average of 381.6 yards/outing, ranking them 84th in college football. The Iowa State offense has racked up 256 penalty yds on 29 infractions, which is good for 83rd in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes.
Iowa State has conceded a total of 415 yards on the ground (83.0 yards per game) in addition to 4 touchdowns rushing on the season. They have given up 5 touchdowns via the pass and 172.4 yards per outing, which has them in 16th in the nation. The Cyclones defense has taken part in 288 plays, which is 22nd in the nation. The Cyclones are conceding 14.4 points per game, which puts them 13th in college football. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 72 total points.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Cyclones college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wildcats -1
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