Texas Tech vs. Kansas State - 11/14/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas State Wildcats (3-5) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-5)
College Football: Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Jones AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Kansas State Wildcats and Texas Tech Red Raiders square off Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium.
The Kansas State Wildcats look for their second road win in hopes of snapping a five-game skid. Joe Hubener is completing 47 percent of his passes for 1,114 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions. Hubener has thrown four picks in his last three games. Deante Burton and Kody Cook have combined for 535 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Dominique Heath has 18 receptions. The Kansas State Wildcats ground game is averaging 169.8 yards per contest, and Hubener leads the way with 411 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas State is allowing 29.1 points and 430.3 yards per game. Elijah Lee leads the Wildcats with 47 tackles, Jordan Willis has 3.5 sacks and Jordan Willis has two forced fumbles. Alex Delton is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders clinch their second bowl game under Kliff Kingsbury with a victory here. Patrick Mahomes II is completing 64.4 percent of his passes for 3,527 yards, 28 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Mahomes has seven touchdown passes in his last two games. Jakeem Grant and Devin Lauderdale have combined for 1,421 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Reginald Davis has 28 receptions. The Texas Tech Red Raiders ground game is averaging 189.1 yards per contest, and DeAndre Washington leads the way with 1,034 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Texas Tech is allowing 42.2 points and 560.3 yards per game. Micah Awe leads the Red Raiders with 90 tackles, J.J. Gaines has four interceptions and Pete Robertson has five sacks.
The Wildcats are 39-15-1 ATS in their last 55 conference games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in November. The Red Raiders are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in November. The Wildcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Kansas State is flat out banged up on both sides of the ball, and the Wildcats don't have enough offense to hang with Texas Tech for four quarters. When you add in the fact the Red Raiders are at home and can clinch a bowl game with a win, I like Texas Tech and the reasonable chalk.