Iowa State at Kansas State: 10/16/21 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Kansas State Wildcats (3-2) vs Iowa State Cyclones (3-2)
Game Info: Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Bill Snyder Family Stadium)
Betting Odds: Kansas State Wildcats +6.5 -- Over/Under: 51 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Iowa State Cyclones will travel to Bill Snyder Family Stadium to take on the Kansas State Wildcats this Saturday night in College Football action.
The Iowa State Cyclones improved to 3-2 on the season after defeating the Kansas Jayhawks, 59-7, on October 12th. Iowa State dominated the overwhelmed Jayhawks on both ends of the field and had no trouble securing the victory after going into halftime with a 38-0 lead. Iowa State outgained Kansas by a 564-302 margin and won the turnover battle by a 2-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Cyclones was QB Brock Purdy who completed 17 of 22 passes for 245 yards & 4 TD’s.
On the season, Iowa State is averaging 33.8 ppg on 442.0 total yards per game (259.4 passing yds/g; 182.6 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Iowa State has been led by RB Breece Hall who has 551 rushing yards & 8 TD’s on 104 carries while also hauling in 16 receptions for 117 yards & 1 TD. QB Brock Purdy has completed 71.2% of his passes for 1133 yards, 8 TD, & 4 INT while also rushing for 140 yards. The leading receivers for the Cyclones have been Xavier Hutchinson (31 rec, 381 yards, 3 TD), Charlie Kolar (17 rec, 238 yards, 2 TD), & Chase Allen (9 rec, 112 yards).
Defensively, Iowa State is holding their opponents to an average of 15.6 ppg on 233.2 total yards per game (143.2 passing yds/g; 90.0 rushing yds/g).
The Kansas State Wildcats lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 3-2 on the season after being defeated by the 6th ranked Oklahoma Sooners, 37-31, on October 2nd. Kansas State struggled to slow down the high-powered Oklahoma offense and could not fight back after a 1-yd TD reception by Jeremiah Hall gave the Sooners a 34-17 lead early in the 4th quarter. Kansas State outgained Oklahoma by a 420-392 margin and committed 1 turnover in the loss. Leading the way for the Wildcats was QB Skylar Thompson who completed 29 of 41 passes for 320 yards & 3 TD’s.
On the season, Kansas State is averaging 28.8 ppg on 360.4 total yards per game (192.6 passing yds/g; 167.8 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Kansas State has been led by RB Deuce Vaughn who has rushed for 444 yards & 5 TD’s on 90 carries while also hauling in 20 receptions for 206 yards & 2 TD’s. QB Skylar Thompson has completed 69.5% of his passes for 560 yards, 3 TD, & 2 INT. The top receiving threats for the Wildcats have been Phillip Brooks (17 rec, 225 yards, TD), Malik Knowles (14 rec, 172 yards), Daniel Imatorbhebhe (4 rec, 117 yards, TD), & Landry Weber (7 rec, 106 yards, TD).
Defensively, Kansas State is holding their opponents to an average of 23.0 ppg on 342.6 total yards per game (256.2 passing yds/g; 86.4 rushing yds/g).
The Cyclones are 21-5-1 ATS in their last 27 October games, however, are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game. The Wildcats are 14-4 ATS in their last 18 games following a bye week and 6-52 ATS in their last 8 home games.
Iowa State is a talented team however, Brock Purdy just hasn’t looked great so far this season and the Cyclones have struggled against the better competition that they have faced in Iowa & Baylor. Kansas State come into this game on a 2-game losing streak, however, they were competitive against two very good teams in Oklahoma State & Oklahoma and have been very solid defensively ranking 53rd in scoring defense. Kansas State has enough offensive weapons in Skylar Thompson & Deuce Vaughn to put some points on the board against the Iowa State defense and as I think this will be a close game at the end, I think the play here is to take the Wildcats and the points. Good Luck!