Texas vs. Kansas State - 10/24/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas State Wildcats (3-3) at Texas Longhorns (2-4)
College Football: Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Texas Longhorns -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Kansas State Wildcats and Texas Longhorns meet Saturday afternoon at Royal Texas Memorial Stadium.
The Kansas State Wildcats could use a big road win here to snap a three-game losing streak. Joe Hubener is completing 45.5 percent of his passes for 866 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. Hubener has zero touchdown passes in his last three games. Deante Burton and Dominique Heath have combined for 414 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Kody Cook has 10 receptions. The Kansas State Wildcats ground game is averaging 161 yards per contest, and Justin Silmon leads the way with 285 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, KSU is allowing 29.8 points and 424.5 yards per game. Kaleb Prewett leads the Wildcats with 32 tackles, Elijah Lee has two interceptions and Jordan Willis has 3.5 sacks.
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The Texas Longhorns look to build on their win over Oklahoma and are coming off a bye week. Jerrod Heard is completing 57.5 percent of his passes for 714 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Heard has one touchdown pass in his last four games. John Burt and Daje Johnson have combined for 428 receiving yards and one touchdown while Armanti Foreman has 10 receptions. The Texas Longhorns ground game is averaging 195 yards per contest, and Heard leads the way with 428 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Texas is allowing 34.7 points and 469 yards per game. Peter Jinkens leads the Longhorns with 48 tackles, Hassan Ridgeway has two sacks and Dylan Haines has two interceptions. Breckyn Hager, Kent Perkins and Daje Johnson are questionable.
The Wildcats are 38-14-1 ATS in their last 53 conference games and 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 road games. The Longhorns are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a bye week and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Texas and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings overall.
Kansas State is just a banged up football team and going on the road against a rested Texas squad isn't going to help matters. The Lonhorns are confident, at home and have had an extra week to prepare for a Wildcats team that has injuries all over the place. Hard not to take Texas and the reasonable chalk.