Arkansas vs. Kansas State - 1/2/16 College Football Liberty Bowl Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas State Wildcats (5-6) at Arkansas Razorbacks (7-5)
College Football: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 3:20 pm (Liberty Bowl)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -11 -- Over/Under: 62.5 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas State Wildcats and Arkansas Razorbacks play Saturday afternoon in the Liberty Bowl at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
The Kansas State Wildcats hope to win just their second bowl game since the 2003 season. Joe Hubener is completing 47.8 percent of his passes for 1,837 yards, nine touchdowns and nine interceptions. Hubener has one touchdown pass in his last three games. Deante Burton and Kody Cook have combined for 889 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Dominique Heath has 27 receptions. The Kansas State Wildcats ground game is averaging 164.2 yards per contest, and Charles Jones leads the way with 656 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas State is allowing 30.3 points and 442.4 yards per game. Elijah Lee leads the Wildcats with 75 tackles, Jordan Willis has 7.5 sacks and Morgan Burns has 10 pass deflections.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks look to win back-to-back bowl games for the first time since the 1970s. Brandon Allen is completing 65.1 percent of his passes for 3,125 yards, 29 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Allen has eight touchdown passes in his last three games. Drew Morgan and Hunter Henry have combined for 1,398 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Dominique Reed has 27 receptions. The Arkansas Razorbacks ground game is averaging 192.5 yards per contest, and Alex Collins leads the way with 1,392 yards and 17 touchdowns. Defensively, Arkansas allowing 27.8 points and 404.1 yards per game. Brooks Ellis leads the Razorbacks with 101 tackles, DJ Dean has two interceptions and Deatrich Wise Jr. has eight sacks. Cornelius Floyd, Eric Hawkins and Dwayne Eugene are questionable.
Arkansas is playing extremely well down the stretch and finally playing with consistency after a rocky start to the year. However, Kansas State is one of the most well coached teams in the country and always puts up a fight. Even with the Wildcats banged up, you rarely see a Bill Snyder team crap the bed or get blown out.
I always take the heavy points and a Snyder coached team any time I can. That doesn't change here.