Missouri Tigers vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 9/10/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Missouri Tigers vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Location: Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (-8.5)
The Kansas State Wildcats (1-0) will try to beat the Missouri Tigers (1-0) at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday. Missouri opens as 8.5-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total is set at 54.5.
The Missouri Tigers come into this game with a record of 1-0 this year. In their last matchup, the Tigers played the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and notched a win by a score of 52-24. Brady Cook went 18/27 with 201 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rate of 134 and walked away from the contest with 1 pick. Nathaniel Peat was the leader on the ground for the Tigers with 8 totes for 72 yds (9.0 yards per carry). In all, they tallied 80 plays for 558 yds. The Missouri Tigers ran the ball a total of 50 times and amassed 323 yds, which had them averaging 6.5 yards per carry. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Tigers gave up 8 yds on 22 attempts, which calculates to 0.4 yards per rush surrendered. Missouri allowed 27 completions on 46 attempts for 336 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.7%.
When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Missouri Tigers averaged 29.1 points per contest. As a team they held an average of 180.3 yds on the ground, ranking them 50th in D-1. The Tigers earned 5,379 total yards for last year. Missouri earned 18 passing touchdowns and 21 rushing touchdowns. Missouri accrued 282 1st downs offensively, and they were called for 83 penalties for 770 yards. They turned the ball over 13 times.
Regarding yards through the air, the Tigers gave up 2,688 yards which ranked them 39th in Division 1. In their 13 games played last season, they conceded 206.8 yards per contest through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 59.7%. They surrendered 434.6 yards per contest putting them 105th in the country. They conceded 23 touchdowns via the pass as well as 31 running touchdowns. The opposition ran for an average of 5.3 yards per rushing attempt and 227.8 yards on the ground per game throughout last season. In total, they gave up 2,961 rushing yards through 13 games. The Tigers were ranked 113th in the nation regarding team defense, allowing 33.8 points per game.
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The Wildcats come into this game with a record of 1-0 for this year. When they last played, the Wildcats walked away with a victory by a final of 34-0 when they played the South Dakota Coyotes. Deuce Vaughn carried the ball 18 times for 126 yards, ending the contest with 7.0 yds per carry for Kansas State. Adrian Martinez finished the contest with 53 yds on 11/15 passing while his quarterback rating was 103. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 3.5. Kansas State gave up 35 run attempts for 131 yds (3.7 yds per rush). The Wildcats secondary conceded a completion rate of 52.9%, surrendering 139 yds on 18 out of 34 through the air. The Wildcats finished the contest with 392 yards while running 64 plays (6.1 yards per play). Kansas State ran for 6.6 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 297 yards on 45 attempts.
Regarding this team's ability to score points, the Wildcats were 76th in the nation averaging 27.5 points per game. Last season, the Wildcats compiled 2,590 yards via the pass not to mention an average of 199.2 throwing yards per contest, which had them sitting 96th in college football. The Kansas State Wildcats averaged 361.7 yards per outing, which had them sitting 97th in the country. The Kansas State offense totaled 592 yards of penalties on 70 violations, which had them ranked 82nd in college football in terms of giving up free yards.
Kansas State allowed a total of 1,689 rushing yards (129.9 yards per game) and 14 touchdowns by way of the ground game last year. They allowed 16 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 215.2 yards/outing, which had them sitting 43rd in Division 1. The Wildcats defense took the field for 833 plays, which ranked them 43rd in college football. The Wildcats gave up 21.0 PPG, which had them sitting 23rd in the nation. Last season, they gave up 273 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers +8.5
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