Kansas State vs. Florida Atlantic - 9/17/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Atlantic Owls (1-1) at Kansas State Wildcats (0-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm (Snyder Family Stadium)
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats -20.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports
The Florida Atlantic Owls and Kansas State Wildcats meet Saturday afternoon at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
The Florida Atlantic Owls look to get their first road victory and get a game above a .500 record. Jason Driskel is completing 61.2 percent of his passes for 449 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Driskel has five touchdown passes in a little over 200 career pass attempts. Kalib Woods and Tavaris Harrison have combined for 271 receiving yards and one touchdown while Henry Bussey III has seven receptions. The Florida Atlantic Owls ground game is averaging 108.5 yards per contest, and Gregory Howell, Jr. leads the way with 203 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, FAU is allowing 34 points and 500 yards per game. Jalen Young leads the Owls with 17 tackles, Haiden Nagel has one sack and Nate Ozdemir has one interception.
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The Kansas State Wildcats have had an extra week to prepare for this game and rebound from their loss to Stanford. Jesse Ertz is completing 47.1 percent of his passes for 207 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Ertz enters this game with 34 career pass attempts. Dominique Heath and Deante Burton have combined for 109 receiving yards on eight catches while Charles Jones has four receptions. The Kansas State Wildcats ground game is averaging 92 yards per contest, and Jones leads the way with 43 yards and on eight carries. Defensively, KSU is allowing 26 points and 272 yards per game. Elijah Lee leads the Wildcats with 12 tackles, Dante Barnett has one sack and Donnie Starks has one interception.
The Owls are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wildcats are 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 games following a bye week and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games.
FAU is still a building program that lacks the talent and depth to go on the road and compete with teams like Kansas State. The Owls struggled with Southern Illinois and never had a chance against Miami last week. Not to mention one of the top coached teams in the country has had two weeks to prepare for this game.
The Wildcats should win this game in a blowout.