Kansas State vs. Missouri State - 9/24/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri State Bears (2-0) at Kansas State Wildcats (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Snyder Family Stadium)
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats -41 -- Over/Under: 57 See the Latest Odds
The Missouri State Bears and Kansas State Wildcats meet Saturday night at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
The Missouri State Bears look for another victory after outscoring their first two opponents, 85-22. Breck Ruddick is completing 65.4 percent of his passes for 424 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Ruddick must continue to be a difference maker through the air for the Bears to have a chance at an upset. Malik Earl and Deion Holliman have combined for 214 receiving yards and one touchdown while Erik Furmanek has four receptions. The Missouri State Bears ground game is averaging 247.5 yards per contest, and Calan Crowder leads the way with 131 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Missouri State is allowing 11 points and 272 yards per game. Dylan Cole leads the Bears with 19 tackles, Colby Isbell has 2.5 sacks and Cameron Price has one interception.
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The Kansas State Wildcats look for yet another home victory in order to get a game above a .500 record. Jesse Ertz is completing 51.1 percent of his passes for 324 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Ertz enters this game with 47 career pass attempts under his belt. Dominique Heath and Deante Burton have combined for 169 receiving yards and one touchdown while Charles Jones has five receptions. The Kansas State Wildcats ground game is averaging 214 yards per contest, and Dalvin Warmack leads the way with 97 yards on nine carries. Defensively, Kansas State is allowing 16.5 points and 241.5 yards per game. Elijah Lee leads the Wildcats with 16 tackles, Jordan Willis has two sacks and Kendall Adams has one interception.
This is a lot of points to lay with a Kansas State team that can struggle at times offensively. Missouri State has also looked sharp out of the gate. However, while the points are interesting, the Bears have won just one road game since September of 2014, which includes an 0-6 record last season. This is the same Missouri State team that lost last year 63-7 to Memphis, and this current roster has just seven seniors. There's not a lot of confidence with this club unless you count recent blowout wins over Southwestern College and Murray State.
With the way Kansas State beat a more talented FAU squad last week, you have to like the Wildcats in another blowout.