Kansas State vs. West Virginia - 11/16/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
West Virginia at Kansas State
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 3:31 PM (Bill Snyder Family Stadium)
KSU -15 O/U 48
The West Virginia Mountaineers are set to visit Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas for a Big 12 clash against the Kansas State Wildcats. The West Virginia Mountaineers come into this matchup with a 3-6 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders, 38-17. Junior QB Austin Kendall struggled to get much offense generated through the air for West Virginia as he threw for 355 yards and 2 interceptions. Freshman WR Sam James was the top target for Kendall and the Mountaineers as he hauled in 14 catches for 223 yards.
The West Virginia Mountaineers struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Texas Tech Red Raiders as they allowed them to score 38 points and rack up a total of 481 yards of offense. Junior safety Sean Mahone led the way for the West Virginia defense with 13 tackles and 1 TFL. Sophomore safety Noah Guzman had a productive game from the secondary for the Mountaineers as he contributed 5 tackles and 1 TFL.
The Kansas State Wildcats come into this matchup with a 6-3 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Texas Longhorns. Junior QB Skylar Thompson had a big game through the air for Kansas State as he connected on 17 of his 27 pass attempts for 253 yards and 2 TDs. Freshman WR Malik Knowles was the top target for Thompson and the Wildcats as he hauled in 3 catches for 94 yards and a TD.
The Kansas State Wildcats struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Texas Longhorns as they allowed them to score 27 points and rack up a total of 477 yards of offense. Junior LB Elijah Sullivan led the way for the Kansas State defense with 9 tackles and 1 TFL. Junior DB Walter Neil Jr. had a productive game from the secondary for the Wildcats as he pitched in 3 tackles and the lone interception of the game.
The West Virginia Mountaineers have been awful on both sides of the ball this season as they rank 110th in points scored and 99th in points allowed, and they will have to try and stop a Kansas State team that is rolling as of recent. Kansas State has been very successful on the ground this season as they are running for an average of 200.8 yards per game, and West Virginia has been unable to stop opposing teams rushing attacks as they are allowing an average of 173 yards per game. QB Austin Kendall has been turnover-prone for the Mountaineers as he has thrown 12 TDs to 10 interceptions, and Kansas State will cause some problems for him on the defensive side of the ball as they have 9 interceptions thus far.