Tulane Green Wave vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 9/17/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tulane Green Wave vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (-20)
The Kansas State Wildcats (2-0) will compete against the Tulane Green Wave (2-0) at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday. Kansas State opens this contest as 20-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is set at 48.5.
The Tulane Green Wave head into this matchup 2-0 for this year. In their last contest, the Green Wave took the field against the Alcorn State Braves and walked away with a win by a score of 52-0. Michael Pratt connected on 17/21 with 318 yds passing and 3 TDs. He had a QB rating of 255.3 and walked away from the game without throwing an interception. Iverson Celestine was the best rusher for the Green Wave with 11 attempts for 43 yds (3.9 yards per carry). The Tulane Green Wave ran the rock 44 times and totaled 159 yards, which is an average of 3.6 yds per attempt. For the game, they had 75 plays which gave them a total of 558 yards. Tulane relinquished 5 completions on 14 attempts for a total of 49 yds, and a completion rate of 35.7%. Against the run, the Green Wave conceded 60 yards on 32 tries, which averages out to 1.9 yds per run surrendered.
Concerning scoring points, the Tulane Green Wave are sitting at 47.0 PPG. As a team they average 177.5 yards in the run game which has them sitting 57th in Division 1. The Green Wave have earned 927 total yards this season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Tulane has earned 5 passing touchdowns and 8 touchdowns via the ground. Tulane has compiled 51 first downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 10 penalties for 75 yds. They have turned the football over 3 times.
The Green Wave rank 2nd in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 5.0 PPG. They are allowing 2.9 yards per rush and 130.0 rushing yards per contest this year. In total, they have allowed 260 rushing yards through 2 contests. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Green Wave have allowed 66 yds which has them ranked 1st in college football. They have yielded 33.0 yards per game through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 36.0%. During the season, they are giving up 163.0 yards/game which puts them 2nd in college football. They have surrendered 0 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 1 touchdown running the ball.
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The Wildcats step onto the field holding a record of 2-0 for this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Wildcats went home victorious with a score of 40-12 when they faced the Missouri Tigers. Deuce Vaughn carried the football 24 times for 145 yards, finishing the contest with 6.0 yards per carry for Kansas State. Adrian Martinez finished the contest with 101 yards on 9/20 passing while his QB rating was 87.4. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per attempt was 5.1. Kansas State allowed 35 attempts on the ground for 94 yds (2.7 yds per rush). The Wildcats pass defense gave up a completion rate of 48.4%, relinquishing 128 yards on 15 out of 31 through the air. The Wildcats finished the contest with a total of 336 yards and they ran 63 plays (5.3 yards per play). Kansas State rushed the football for 5.5 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 235 yds on 43 attempts.
Concerning the points being put on the board, the Wildcats are ranked 49th in the nation with 37.0 points per outing. Over the course of the season so far, the Wildcats have earned 196 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 98.0 throwing yards per game, which ranks 128th in D-1. The Kansas State Wildcats hold an average of 364.0 yards per outing, which is good for 93rd in D-1. The Kansas State offense has 102 yds of penalties on 12 infractions, which is 83rd in college football in terms of helping out the opposition.
Kansas State has given up a total of 225 yards rushing (112.5 yards per game) as well as 1 touchdown by way of the ground game so far this year. They have allowed 0 TDs from the passing game as well as 133.5 yards per game, ranking them 13th in Division 1. The Wildcats defense has taken part in 135 plays, which has them ranked 60th in Division 1. The Wildcats are giving up 6.0 PPG, which has them ranked 5th in the country. This year, they have given up 12 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Green Wave/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wildcats -20
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