West Virginia Mountaineers (6-3) at Kansas State Wildcats (5-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm (Snyder Family Stadium)
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats -2 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The West Virginia Mountaineers and Kansas State Wildcats meet Saturday in college football action at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
The West Virginia Mountaineers look for another big victory after winning six of their last eight games. The West Virginia Mountaineers have won five of their last seven road games. Will Grier is completing 65 percent of his passes for 3,068 yards, 30 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Grier has nine touchdown passes and five interceptions in his last three games. Gary Jennings and David Sills V have combined for 1,616 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns while Ka’Raun White has 43 receptions. The West Virginia Mountaineers ground game is averaging 166.4 yards per contest, and Justin Crawford leads the way with 786 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, West Virginia is allowing 29.9 points and 448 yards per game. Al-Rasheed Benton leads the West Virginia Mountaineers with 77 tackles, Ezekiel Rose has 3.5 sacks and Kyzir White has three interceptions.
The Kansas State Wildcats look for a third straight victory to reach a bowl game for the eighth straight year. The Kansas State Wildcats have won eight of their last 11 home games. Jesse Ertz is completing 55 percent of his passes for 930 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions. Ertz and Alex Delton have combined for nine touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. Byron Pringle and Dalton Schoen have combined for 951 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Isaiah Zuber has 38 receptions. The Kansas State Wildcats ground game is averaging 193.4 yards per contest, and Alex Barnes leads the way with 587 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas State is allowing 24.8 points and 422.6 yards per game. Trent Tanking leads the Kansas State Wildcats with 75 tackles, Will Geary has three sacks and D.J. Reed has three interceptions.
The Mountaineers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 6-15-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games in November. The Wildcats are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win. The Mountaineers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings, the underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
West Virginia isn't the same team outside of Morgantown, and the play overall with that team is very up-and-down. Not to mention the Mountaineers have failed to cover four of their last five road games. Kansas State can reach a bowl game with a victory here and has some momentum going for them after back-to-back wins, including a road win last week over Texas Tech on the road in overtime. I usually side with Kansas State whenever it's getting free points or low chalk because of the Bill Snyder factor. He has his teams ready better than any team in the country. That won't change here. I'm backing the Wildcats in this spot at home.