Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 10/1/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Location: Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (-8)
Bill Snyder Family Stadium is where the Kansas State Wildcats (3-1) will meet the Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-1) on Saturday. Kansas State opens this game as 8-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 57.5.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders come into this game with a record of 3-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Red Raiders took the field against the Texas Longhorns and went home with a win by a final score of 37-34. SaRodorick Thompson led the offense in rushing for the Red Raiders with 17 totes for 70 yds (4.1 yds per carry). Donovan Smith connected on 38/56 with 331 yards through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 129.3 and walked away from the game without throwing a pick. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Red Raiders conceded 151 yds on 30 tries, which is an average of 5.0 yds per rush allowed. Texas Tech relinquished 20 pass completions on 30 tries for 277 yds, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. Once the final whistle blew, they had 100 plays for 479 yards. The Texas Tech Red Raiders ran the ball 44 times and compiled 148 yds, which had them averaging 3.4 yards per carry.
When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Texas Tech Red Raiders are averaging 36.8 PPG. As a team they hold an average of 113.3 yards in the run game which has them sitting 109th in Division 1. The Red Raiders currently have 1,905 yards in total over the course of this year. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Texas Tech has earned 11 touchdowns through the air and 8 rushing touchdowns. Texas Tech has tallied 115 first downs offensively, and they have committed 27 infractions for 209 yds. They have turned the football over 8 different times.
The Red Raiders rank 71st in Division 1 in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 25.3 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.9 yards per rush on the ground and 99.8 rushing yards per game for the campaign. Over the course of this year, they have given up 399 rushing yards through 4 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Red Raiders have conceded 910 yards which has them sitting in 74th in the nation. They are giving up 227.5 yards per game via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 56.2%. Overall, they are granting 327.3 yards per game which has them sitting 39th in the country. They have surrendered 5 touchdowns through the air as well as 4 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Wildcats come into this matchup with a record of 3-1 for this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Wildcats walked away with a victory by a final of 41-34 when they played the Oklahoma Sooners. Adrian Martinez carried the rock 21 times for 148 yds, finishing the game with 7.0 yds per carry for Kansas State. Adrian Martinez (1 TD) finished the contest with 234 yds on 21/34 through the air while his QB rating was 129.3. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per attempt was 6.9. Kansas State allowed 34 rush attempts for 220 yards (6.5 yds per carry). The Wildcats secondary allowed a completion rate of 66.7%, surrendering 330 yards on 26 out of 39 passing. The Wildcats finished the game with a total of 509 yards while running 83 plays (6.1 yds per play). Kansas State ended up running for 5.6 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 275 yds on 49 carries.
In relation to putting points on the board, the Wildcats currently rank 66th in college football with an average of 31.3 points per contest. Over the course of the season so far, the Wildcats have racked up 580 passing yards along with holding an average of 145.0 passing yards per outing, which ranks 122nd in college football. The Kansas State Wildcats hold an average of 393.3 yards per game, ranking them 81st in college football. The Kansas State offense has accrued 162 penalty yards on 23 violations, ranking them 86th in college football in terms of helping out the opposition.
Kansas State has conceded a total of 605 yards rushing (151.3 yards per outing) and 2 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have conceded 5 touchdowns through the air as well as 193.3 yards/outing, which has them sitting 37th in the country. The Wildcats defense has taken the field for 274 plays, which has them sitting 72nd in the country. The Wildcats are allowing 15.8 points per game, which puts them 20th in the country. Over the course of the season, they have given up 63 total points.
Who will win tonight's Red Raiders/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Raiders +8
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