Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (-13)
Bill Snyder Family Stadium is the location where the Kansas State Wildcats (8-3) will try to beat the Iowa State Cyclones (6-5) on Saturday, November 25, 2023. Iowa State opens this contest as 13-point underdogs. The total has been set at 47.5.
The Iowa State Cyclones step onto the field holding a record of 6-5 for this season. In their last matchup, the Cyclones faced the Texas Longhorns and took a loss by a final of 26-16. Rocco Becht connected on 24/32 with 323 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rate of 174.2 and walked away from the contest with 1 pick. Abu Sama was the best rusher for the Cyclones with 7 attempts for 11 yards (1.6 yds per carry). The Iowa State Cyclones ended up rushing 21 different times and accrued 9 yds, which had them averaging 0.4 yards per tote. At the end of the game, they ran 53 plays which converted into 332 yards. Iowa State relinquished 23 completions on 33 attempts for a total of 281 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.7%. When it came to stopping the run, the Cyclones conceded 123 yards on 34 attempts, which averages out to 3.6 yards per rush allowed.
The Cyclones currently have 3,810 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Iowa State has totaled 17 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 9 times. Iowa State has accounted for 183 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 54 infractions for 477 yards. As a unit they are averaging 118.3 yards on the ground which is 108th in D-1. In terms of scoring, the Iowa State Cyclones are sitting at 24.8 PPG.
The Cyclones are sitting in 33rd in D-1 regarding team defense, conceding 20.5 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.7 yards per running attempt and 124.5 rushing yards per game on the season. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 1,370 running yards through 11 outings. When it comes to passing yards, the Cyclones have conceded 2,324 yards which puts them in 44th in the nation. They have yielded 211.3 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 55.3%. During this campaign, they have yielded 335.8 yards per outing which ranks them 35th in Division 1. They have yielded 17 touchdowns by air in addition to 8 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Wildcats head into this matchup 8-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Wildcats walked away with a victory by a final of 31-27 against the Kansas Jayhawks. Will Howard (2 touchdowns) finished the game with 165 yds on 13/24 passing while his QB rating was 131.1. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.9. DJ Giddens carried the football 21 times for 102 yds, finishing the game with 4.9 yds per carry for Kansas State. The Wildcats finished the game with a total of 331 yards while running 61 plays (5.4 yards per play). Kansas State ran for 4.5 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 166 yds on 37 carries. Kansas State conceded 41 rush attempts for 234 yds (5.7 yards per carry). The Wildcats passing defense gave up a completion rate of 68.8%, surrendering 162 yds on 11 for 16 through the air.
Concerning their ability to score points, the Wildcats are sitting 12th in D-1 with 38.1 PPG. The Kansas State Wildcats are averaging 441.5 yards per contest, ranking them 23rd in Division 1. The Kansas State offense has racked up 458 penalty yards on 51 violations, which ranks 114th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team. They have given away 9 interceptions while surrendering 2 fumbles and they have tallied 256 1st downs. During the season so far, the Wildcats have thrown for a total of 2,669 yards via the pass as well as an average of 242.6 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 53rd in college football. They are averaging 198.8 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 2,187 yards for the season.
Kansas State has allowed the opposition a total of 1,425 yards on the ground (129.5 yards per game) and 10 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. They have given up 13 touchdowns through the air and 230.2 yards/game, which has them ranked 73rd in Division 1. Their defense has earned 8 fumbles and 12 picks so far this season. The Wildcats defense has been on the field for 744 plays, which has them sitting 78th in D-1. The Wildcats are relinquishing 19.3 PPG, which puts them 23rd in D-1. Overall, they have conceded 212 points.
Who will win tonight's Cyclones/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wildcats -13
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