Texas Longhorns vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 11/5/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Longhorns vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Location: Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (+1)
The Texas Longhorns (5-3) are traveling to Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday where they will play the Kansas State Wildcats (6-2). Kansas State opens as 1-point dogs from oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 54.
The Texas Longhorns head into this game 5-3 this season. In their last contest, the Longhorns faced the Oklahoma State Cowboys and went home with a loss by a final score of 41-34. Quinn Ewers connected on 19/49 with 319 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 94.7 and ended the contest with 3 picks. Bijan Robinson was the leader on the ground for the Longhorns with 24 totes for 140 yds (5.8 yards per attempt). The Texas Longhorns ended up running the ball 32 different times and accrued 204 yds, which is an average of 6.4 yards per tote. Once the final whistle blew, they ran 81 plays which totaled 523 yards. Texas surrendered 35 pass completions on 58 tries for 393 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.3%. Against the run, the Longhorns gave up 142 yds on 40 attempts, which is 3.6 yards per run surrendered.
The Longhorns currently have 3,558 yards in total for the year. With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Texas has compiled 18 touchdowns through the air and 15 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 7 different times. Texas has 193 1st downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 51 infractions for 408 yards. As a unit they average 182.9 yards via the ground game which ranks them 43rd in Division 1. In terms of getting in the endzone, the Texas Longhorns are averaging 36.4 PPG.
Regarding yards via the pass, the Longhorns are giving up 1,994 yards which has them ranked 87th in the country. They have surrendered 249.3 yards per outing via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 64.6%. For the year, they have relinquished 370.9 yards per game which ranks them 63rd in D-1. They have relinquished 9 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 11 touchdowns on the ground. The opposition is running for an average of 3.3 yards per rush and 121.6 rushing yards per contest so far this season. For the year, they have allowed 973 yards via the running game in 8 games. The Longhorns are sitting in 28th in college football when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 21.1 points per game.
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The Wildcats come into this matchup with a record of 6-2 for this season. For their last game, the Wildcats took home the win by a final score of 48-0 when they faced the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Deuce Vaughn ran the ball 22 times for 158 yds, walking away from the contest with 7.2 yards per attempt for Kansas State. Will Howard (4 TDs) walked away from the contest with 296 yards on 21/37 passing while his quarterback rating was 159.6. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per attempt was 8.0. Kansas State gave up 30 run attempts for 54 yards (1.8 yards per rush). The Wildcats pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 45.5%, surrendering 163 yds on 15 out of 33 through the air. The Wildcats finished the contest with a total of 495 yards and they ran 74 plays (6.7 yards per play). Kansas State ran the football for 5.4 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 199 yds on 37 carries.
The Kansas State Wildcats average 413.1 yards per contest, which has them sitting 59th in college football. The Kansas State offense has accrued 329 penalty yds on 42 infractions, which has them sitting 101st in the country in terms of helping out the other team. For the year thus far, the Wildcats have thrown for a total of 1,481 passing yards along with an average of 185.1 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 112th in college football. Concerning their scoring prowess, the Wildcats sit 57th in the nation holding an average of 31.0 points per game.
The Wildcats are relinquishing 17.3 PPG, which has them ranked 11th in D-1. Kansas State has allowed a total of 1,066 rushing yards (133.3 yards per outing) as well as 5 touchdowns rushing for the campaign. This year, they have relinquished 138 points in total. They have conceded 10 touchdowns through the air and 221.6 yards per game, which has them sitting 56th in the country. The Wildcats defense has been on the field for 563 plays, ranking them 74th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Longhorns/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Longhorns -1
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