Texas Longhorns at Kansas State Wildcats - 10/22/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Longhorns (3-3) at Kansas State Wildcats (3-3)
College Football: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Snyder Family Stadium)
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats +1 -- Over/Under: 58 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Longhorns will travel to play the Kansas State Wildcats in a BIG 12 college football clash on Saturday.
The Kansas State Wildcats are 3-3 (1-2) this season after losing to Oklahoma by a score of 38-17 in their last game. Kansas State has struggled on offense at times this season, with all of their losses coming when they score 17 points or less. The Kansas State offense is averaging 31.3 points per game with 175.7 rushing yards and 167 passing yards per game. Jesse Ertz is completing 49.6% of his passes for 756 yards, 5 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions for Kansas State. Charles Jones has rushed for 321 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Jesse Ertz has rushed for 293 yards and 4 touchdowns for the Wildcats. Dominique Heath has caught 19 passes for 271 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Byron Pringle has caught 13 passes for 210 yards and 1 touchdown for Kansas State. The Kansas State defense is giving up 21 points per game with 90.3 rushing yards and 253.2 passing yards per game. Elijah Lee has led the Kansas State defense with 51 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 1 interception, while Jordan Willis has added 29 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, and 6 sacks. Matthew McCrane has gone 9-12 on field goals, with a long of 42 yards.
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The Texas Longhorns are 3-3 (1-2) this season after beating Iowa State by a score of 27-6 in their last game. Texas overcame a very slow first half against Iowa State, but rebounded with a huge second half for the win. The Texas offense is averaging 38.7 points per game with 238.8 rushing yards and 261 passing yards per game. Shane Buechele is completing 63.7% of his passes for 1500 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions for Texas. D’Onta Foreman has rushed for 731 yards and 8 touchdowns, while Tyrone Swoopes has rushed for 124 yards and 5 touchdowns for the Longhorns. Jerrod Heard has caught 17 passes for 220 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Dorian Leonard has caught 11 passes for 206 yards and 2 touchdowns for Texas. The Texas defense is giving up 34 points per game with 165.8 rushing yards and 278.5 passing yards per game. Anthony Wheeler has led the Texas defense with 47 tackles and 2 tackles for loss, while Breckyn Hager has added 35 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and 3 sacks. Trent Domingue has gone 9-12 on field goals, with a long of 43 yards.
Texas is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 road games for Texas. Kansas State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games and 42-19-1 ATS in their last 62 conference games. The home team is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings. The under is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Texas finally played some defense in their last game and was able to get their first conference win of the year. Texas has a strong offense, but will be going up against a solid Kansas State defense. This game will all depend on how the Texas defense plays against the sometimes-weak K-State offense. I like Texas to run the ball well in this game and for them to get the win on the road.