Kansas State vs. Baylor - 11/5/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baylor Bears (7-0) at Kansas State Wildcats (3-4)
College Football: Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Snyder Family Stadium)
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats +18.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Baylor Bears and Kansas State Wildcats play Thursday night at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
The Baylor Bears look to remain undefeated by winning their fourth straight road game. Jarrett Stidham is completing 85.7 percent of his passes for 331 yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions. Stidham has never thrown more than 10 passes in a single game. Corey Coleman and Jay Lee have combined for 1,469 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns while KD Cannon has 25 receptions. The Baylor Bears ground game is averaging 338.2 yards per contest, and Shock Linwood leads the way with 974 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Baylor is allowing 25.1 points and 382.4 yards per game. Grant Campbell leads the Bears with 55 tackles, Xavien Howard has four interceptions and Shawn Oakman has four sacks. Andrew Billings and Byron Bonds are questionable.
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The Kansas State Wildcats need a big ranked win to snap a four-game losing streak. Joe Hubener is completing 45.5 percent of his passes for 963 yards, five touchdowns and five interceptions. Hubener has one touchdown pass in his last four games. Deante Burton and Dominique Heath have combined for 476 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Kody Cook has 10 receptions. The Kansas State Wildcats ground game is averaging 157.2 yards per contest, and Charles Jones leads the way with 302 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, KSU is allowing 28.9 points and 417.1 yards per game. Elijah Lee leads the Wildcats with 39 tackles, Jordan Willis has 3.5 sacks and Morgan Burns has six pass deflections. Danzel McDaniel, Duke Shelley and Elijah Lee are questionable.
The Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games. The Bears are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Kansas State.
You guys know how I feel about Kansas State and Bill Snyder, one of the most well coached teams in the country. Even with KSU banged up, I'm not sure I can lay this many points with the Cats at home. Kansas State has hung around with Baylor the last two seasons and even beat the Bears in 2011. I'll take the points here.