Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (1-1) at Kansas State Wildcats (2-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday September 19, 2015, 3:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats -11.5 -- Over/Under:
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Kansas State Wildcats meet Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs look to rebound from a tough loss to Western Kentucky. Jeff Driskel is completing 63.5 percent of his passes for 631 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. Driskel has nine touchdown passes in his last four games. Paul Turner and Trent Taylor have combined for more than 360 receiving yards and four touchdowns while senior Kenneth Dixon has seven receptions. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs ground game is averaging 215 yards per contest, and Dixon leads the way with 274 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Louisiana Tech is allowing 28 points and 435.5 yards per game. Beau Fitte leads the Bulldogs with 13 tackles, Vontarrius Dora has two tackles for loss and Nick Thomason has an interception.
The Kansas State Wildcats look to get off to a fast 3-0 start to the season. Joe Hubener is completing 51.2 percent of his passes for 390 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Hubener’s 41 pass attempts is good for ninth in the Big 12. Winston Dimel and Dominique Heath have combined for more than 150 receiving yards while senior Kody Cook has four receptions. The Kansas State Wildcats ground game is averaging 182 yards per contest, and Hubener leads the way with 96 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, KSU is allowing 1.5 points and 247.5 yards per game. Will Davis leads the Wildcats with 12 tackles, Travis Britz has three tackles for loss and Morgan Burns has two pass deflections. Dante Barnett is questionable with a shoulder injury.
The Bulldogs are 21-8 ATS in their last 29 road games and 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Wildcats are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 35-17-1 ATS in their last 53 games overall.
We have two teams that have a long history of covering a great deal of their games. However, I don’t trust Driskel at all, especially against one of the better defenses in college football. Do we all of a sudden forget what Driskel did when he played for the Florida Gators? He was one of the worst quarterbacks in the country.
KSU wins this game by double digits.