Iowa State at Kansas State Prediction - College Football Picks 11/25/23

Kansas State Wildcats (8-3) vs Iowa State Cyclones (6-5)

Game Info: Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Bill Snyder Family Stadium)

Betting Odds: Kansas State Wildcats -12 -- Over/Under: 49 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Iowa State Cyclones will travel to Manhattan to face the Kansas State Wildcats in Big 12 play this weekend from Bill Snyder Family Stadium on FOX. ISU and KSU have met in every season since 1917, and the Cyclones hold a slim series lead of 52-50-4, despite dropping last year’s meeting at home to the Wildcats by one, 10-9. You're welcome to check out our Iowa State vs Kansas State Prediction.

Iowa State Cyclones Preview

Iowa State comes in at 6-5 after losing to Texas in Ames, 26-16.  BYU in Provo, 45-13. The Cyclones had their rally cut short by the Longhorns, and they’ll look to avoid finishing at .500 here with a loss. The ISU offense is scoring 24.8 ppg, while passing for 218.6 ypg, rushing for 129.2 ypg, and converting 38.5% of their third downs.

Iowa State Player Notes

Rocco Becht leads Iowa State behind center with 2,444 yards, and 17 touchdowns to eight interceptions thru eleven starts.

• Sophomore back Eli Sanders has scored in two of the last three games, and he leads the Cyclones in rushing yards (477).

• Junior wideout Jaylin Noel found the endzone twice in the win over BYU,  and he leads ISU in receptions (57) for 581 receiving yards.

• The ISU defense has allowed 20.4 points per game.

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Kansas State Wildcats Preview

Kansas State moved to 8-3 after defeating Kansas in Lawrence, 31-27. The Wildcats used a fourth quarter touchdown to defeat their in-state rivals, and they’ll look to close the season strong here on Senior Day. The KState offense is scoring 38.1ppg, while passing for 242.6 ypg, rushing for 198.8 ypg, and converting 49.7% of their third downs.

KState Player Notes

Will Howard leads KState behind center with 2,355 passing yards, and 23 touchdowns to nine interceptions thru eleven starts, and he’s added 305 yards and eight scores on the ground. 

• Sophomore back DJ Giddens has hit the century mark in consecutive games, and he leads the team in rushing yards (961).

• FSU transfer Treshaun Ward scored in the win over Baylor, and he’s up to 595 yards rushing for the season.  

• Senior wideout Phillip Brooks has caught five passes or more in three of the last four games, and he leads KSU in receptions (50) and receiving yards (563).

• Junior tight end Ben Sinnott has scored in back-to-back games, and he’s second on the team with splits of 39/540/5.

• The KSU defense has allowed 19.2 points per game. 

 

Iowa State vs Kansas State Trends

ISU is 6-5 against the spread, with a 4-7 O/U record. 

KSU is 8-3 ATS, with a 6-5 over/under record.

Corey’s Free Pick

Kansas State has been really good since a road loss to Oklahoma State, and I do believe they’ll close their regular season strong here. Iowa State has been pretty scrappy down the stretch, but with a faint chance at going to the Big 12 title game still at stake for KState, their pedestrian offensive approach may not be enough here on the road. The total is attainable, as eight of KSU’s last ten games have hit this number, so roll the Wildcats to win here, and give the Over a hard look.

Corey’s Pick Kansas State to Cover

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