Week 1: Coyotes vs Wildcats Odds
College football betting sees the South Dakota Coyotes taking on the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday September 5th Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium, Manhattan, Kansas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
South Dakota at Kansas State
Date:Saturday- September 5th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue:Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium, Manhattan, Kansas
NCAA Football Spread: OFF
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
The Missouri Valley Conference and the Big 12 clash Saturday when the South Dakota Coyotes travel to Manhattan to take on Kansas State.
The Wildcats head into this season coming off a 9-4 2014 campaign and have also won 8 or more games in 5 straight seasons.
Kansas State will use this game as a solid tuneup to replace some of their top 2014 playmakers. The Wildcats will try to replace the QB position along with work through the various new options they have at RB and WR.
Kick off is set for 7:10 PM EST.
South Dakota welcomes back 4th year head coach Joe Glenn. Glenn has some D1 experience as he coached at Wyoming from 2003-2008.
While Glenn didn’t succeed there with just a 30-41 season, he has had some success at the DII level.
Glenn won 3 national titles at the DII and FCS levels when he was with Northern Colorado and Montana.
Junior Ryan Saeger started part time last year for the Coyotes and went 2-2 in his tenure. He’ll get a full time chance with Senior Kevin Earl out for the season with a back injury.
Saeger’s biggest win in 2014 came against Northern Arizona in a 28-21 decision.
Kansas State Wildcats
The Wildcats already feel a bit disrespected from the media as they have been picked to finish 7th in the Big 12 preseason poll. Head coach Bill Snyder does return a compliment of starters, but has some giant shoes to fill.
The main spot is at the QB position. QB Jake Waters graduated following the 2014 season and will be succeeded by Jesse Ertz out of Iowa.
The Wildcats also lost 1000 yard receiver Curry Sexton. Wildcat fans were so used to the tandem of Waters and Sexton hooking up down field.
With the key losses, Kansas State will now have to rely heavily on their experience. They are most experienced at the offensive line spot, where they return 4 starters.
They also have a lot of depth at the WR position, but with that comes almost zero experience.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- South Dakota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
- South Dakota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Kansas State is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas State’s last 6 games
- Kansas State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Week 1 NCAA Football Prediction
Kansas State will struggle here early getting their new QB and WR duos in tact.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Kansas State
After it’s all said and done, the Wildcats offense will find plenty of rhythm. The defense forces some turnovers to help relax the offense in a Kansas State route.
Week 1 Score Prediction: Kansas State 55- South Dakota 7
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