The Wildcats were humiliated last week by Nebraska in college football betting so they will be looking to bounce back in this matchup against the Jayhawks.
Kansas State is a 3-point favorite (-115) at Sbg global.com. This will be the 108th meeting between these two long-time rivals. Kansas State played very poorly last week in a 48-13 loss to Nebraska. Whether that was because Nebraska was just too good or K-State was overrated is unclear.
K-State Rushing – The Wildcats can definitely run the ball. They are averaging 210 yards per game on the ground. Daniel Thomas is fifth in the country in total rushing yards. Kansas is allowing 187.6 yards per game on the ground so Kansas State should be able to move the ball.
Young Jayhawks – Kansas is a very young team. They are 2-3 on the season and their results are predictable. They play great one week and terrible the next. They had a bye last week after losing at Baylor the previous week. They are 2-1 at home including a win over Georgia Tech. Kansas is led by freshman quarterback Jordan Webb and freshman running back James Sims. Webb has thrown for 796 yards and six scores while Sims is averaging 4.9 yards a carry and 82.2 yards per game.
Long-Time Rivals – This will be the 108th meeting between Kansas State and Kansas which makes it the 13th most-played rivalry in the country. Kansas State won last year after Kansas had won the previous three games. Kansas State has not won in Lawrence since 2002. Looking at the betting stats we find that the Wildcats are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 conference games and they are 27-12 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. If you are looking to take K-State though you have to fight a big trend as the Wildcats are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games as a road favorite. The Jayhawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a home underdog. The Jayhawks are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Jayhawks are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 conference games. The home team is 6-1 in NCAA betting in the last 7 meetings.