Kansas State Wildcats 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick, Odds and Prediction

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Breaking Down the Kansas State Wildcats Win Total

2020 College Football Season

Kansas State Wildcats: 6 Wins -- Title Odds: 150/1

Kansas State had a pretty solid football season in 2019, but it ended in disappointment. The Wildcats posted an 8-5 record overall and went 5-4 in a tough Big 12, earning a trip to the Liberty Bowl, where they fell 20-17 to Navy. In 2020, Kansas State will look to return to a bowl game and come away with a win this time. Get Free College Football Picks and College Football Predictions for every game all season long at Sports Chat Place. 

Let’s take a closer look at Kansas State’s current status and break down their chances at hitting the seven-win mark this year. 

Kansas State had a nice campaign last season, all things considered. The Wildcats got the misfortune of being in a conference with top-tier teams like Oklahoma, Baylor and Texas, but Kansas State held their own pretty well in a year when no one expected much from the team. No one will make the mistake of taking the Wildcats lightly in 2020, so Kansas State will have to get wins anywhere they can. 

Wildcats head coach Chris Klieman enters his second season at the helm, along with OC Courtney Messingham—also in his second season. Joe Klanderman will serve as the team’s new defensive coordinator, and it will be interesting to see what he has in store. The coaching staff will have to deal with some turnover as usual, especially on a hard-hit offensive line. Quarterback Skylar Thompson and DE Wyatt Hubert will also have to step up as returning impact starters and guide the younger players toward success. 

The good news for Kansas State schedule-wise is that they open up with some winnable games. The team doesn’t have to go to a hostile stadium until the West Virginia trip, and if Kansas State can get some momentum going in those early games the Texas matchup won’t loom quite as large. Later on in the season are some very intimidating matchups in Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Baylor, so the Wildcats will want to front-load wins as quickly as they can before they have to deal with the major squads in the Big 12. 

Pick: I feel like the line is right on here, so this is tough but I’m going under. Kansas State has some realistic matchups toward the beginning of the season and should rack up four or five wins by the time they reach the end of the schedule, but I just don’t see any victories beyond that. The Wildcats should be able to flirt with a bowl game this season, but given that tough end schedule I can’t be too optimistic here. I'm probably staying away. 

2020 Kansas State Wildcats Football Schedule 

Day, Date                                  Opponent 

Saturday, September 5                Buffalo 

Saturday, September 12              North Dakota  

Saturday, September 19              Vanderbilt 

Saturday, September 26              At West Virginia 

Saturday, October 3                    Texas 

Saturday, October 10                  Kansas 

Saturday, October 17                  At TCU 

Saturday, October 24                  OPEN  

Thursday, October 29                  At Iowa State 

Saturday, November 7                 Texas Tech 

Saturday, November 14               At Oklahoma 

Saturday, November 21               Oklahoma State 

Saturday, November 28               At Baylor  

Saturday, December 5                 Big 12 Championship

Andrew’s Pick Under 6 Wins

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.