Iowa State Cyclones (3-7) at Kansas State Wildcats (3-6)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 21, 2015, 12:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats -6 -- Over/Under:
The Iowa State Cyclones and Kansas State Wildcats play Saturday afternoon at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
The Iowa State Cyclones would love a big win here after losing five of their last six games. Joel Lanning is completing 54 percent of his passes for 874 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Lanning has three touchdown passes in his last three games. Allen Lazard and Quenton Bundrage have combined for 1,093 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while D'Vario Montgomery has 27 receptions. The Iowa State Cyclones ground game is averaging 185.3 yards per contest, and Mike Warren leads the way with 1,070 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa State is allowing 32.4 points and 464.1 yards per game. Brian Peavy leads the Cyclones with 71 tackles, Dale Pierson has 8.5 sacks and Nigel Tribune has seven pass defelctions. Daniel Burton and Pierre Aka are questionable.
The Kansas State Wildcats need to win out in order to clinch a bowl spot this year. Joe Hubener is completing 46.9 percent of his passes for 1,403 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Hubener has four passing touchdowns in his last three games. Kody Cook and Deante Burton have combined for 591 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Dominique Heath has 22 receptions. The Kansas State Wildcats ground game is averaging 164.6 yards per contest, and Charles Jones leads the way with 477 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas State is allowing 32.4 points and 455.6 yards per game. Elijah Lee leads the Wildcats with 58 tackles, Marquel Bryant has 3.5 sacks and Morgan Burns has six pass deflections.
The Cyclones are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 6-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Wildcats are 39-16-1 ATS in their last 56 conference games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games. The home team is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
I think it's fair to say that Kansas State is the more talented team here. The Wildcats also still have a shot at a bowl game, something Bill Snyder and his staff take seriously as they continue to build KSU. I'll take the home team by a touchdown.