Kansas State 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick and Prediction

Kansas State 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick and Prediction Photo by Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Breaking Down the Kansas State Win Total

2020 College Football Season

Kansas State: O/U 6.0 Wins -- Title Odds: +15000

The Kansas State Wildcats are looking to build off their 2019 season.  Kansas State finished in the middle of the Big 12 with an overall record of (8-5), while going (5-4) in conference play.  The offense averaged 29.6 points per game, which ranked 61st at the FBS level.  The defense ranked 27th in fewest points allowed, allowing just 21.4 per contest.  The head coach is Chris Klieman. 

The offense was guided by quarterback Skylar Thompson.  Thompson passed for 2,315 yards, while throwing 12 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. The dual threat quarterback rushed for 405 yards and 11 touchdowns.  Running back James Gilbert rushed for 737 yards and 6 touchdowns, but played his senior season a year ago. Harry Trotter looks to be in line for an increase in playing time out of the backfield for the 2020 season, after rushing for 263 yards a year ago. Malik Knowles hauled in 27 receptions for 397 yards and 3 touchdowns as a freshman.   

As a team, the defense collected 22 sacks and 11 interceptions.  The defense was led by linebacker Elijah Sullivan.  Sullivan led the defense in tackles with 65, while also adding 1 sack.  Sophomore Wyatt Hubert was the leader in sacks with 7.  The defensive end has accumulated 11.5 sacks in just 2 seasons.  Defensive back AJ Parker collected 3 interceptions and had 5 passes defended. 

Let us take a look at the Kansas State schedule for the 2020 season. 

Sept. 5 Buffalo

Sept. 12 North Dakota

Sept. 19 Vanderbilt

Sept. 26 at West Virginia

Oct. 3 Texas

Oct. 10 Kansas

Oct. 17 at TCU

Oct. 29 at Iowa State

Nov. 7 Texas Tech

Nov. 14 at Oklahoma

Nov. 21 Oklahoma State

Nov. 28 at Baylor

The Wildcats open the season with their non-conference schedule.  The slate features three home contests against: Buffalo, North Dakota, and Vanderbilt. Kansas State should start the season 3-0 before Big 12 play ramps up.  Kansas State has home games against Kansas and Texas Tech.  Both teams were in the cellar of the Big 12 last year.  Those 2 games would put Kansas State at 5 wins.  

The projected win total is set for 6 wins.  Kansas State should have 5 for sure wins, but should have an above average chance to beat Oklahoma State at home and TCU on the road.  The offense returns their dual threat quarterback and experienced playmakers on defense.  I’m going to side with the over, as Kansas State at worst will push this win total, but should be able to secure at least 7 wins.    

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Chris’s Pick Over 6 Wins

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