Free Week 8 Prediction: Longhorns vs Wildcats Odds
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(0-0) Texas Longhorns vs. Kansas State Wildcats (0-0)
Date: Saturday, October 22nd
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Bill Snyder Stadium, Manhattan, Kansas
NCAA Football Spread: K-State -2.5
NCAA Betting Total: 56.5
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This Big 12 matchup has two teams fighting to go over .500 and set themselves up for a possible bowl bid.
Texas comes in after easily defeating Iowa St. last week. Kansas State couldn’t stop the Oklahoma offense and were beaten by 3 touchdowns.
The Longhorns 3-3 record shouldn’t be placed on the arm of QB Shane Buechele. He looks to be the long term answer at QB that hasn’t been seen since Colt McCoy was on campus.
Against the Cyclones he was 26-38 for 296 yards with 2 touchdown passes and 1 interception. He has thrown a touchdown in every game and will be ready to face a Wildcats secondary that gave up 4 touchdowns to Baker Mayfield last week.
Look for Shane to throw for 3 touchdown passes in this one.
D’Onta Foreman should be one of the leading candidates for Big 12 offensive player of the year. The stellar tailback is averaging 146 rushing yards per game this season, and has 8 touchdowns.
He will be a big factor in how the offense attacks the front seven of Kansas State I’m expecting 150 yards and a score from Foreman.
Two-way player Devin Duverny will be one to watch in this game.
Last week he had 4 catches for 96 yards and a score against the Cyclones ad I expect Charlie Strong to get the ball in his hands a number of times in this one.
He should find the end zone for the second straight game.
Charlie Strong’s teams are normally known for their defense.
This year that has not been the case as Texas has one of the worst defenses in the Big 12. Putting up good stats against Iowa St doesn’t mean anything when your team had given up 50,45, and 49 in the previous 3 losses.
I’m looking for the Longhorn front seven to get pressure on the Kansas State O-line and make it a tough day for the Wildcats offense.
Kansas State Wildcats
Joe Huebner filled in for an injured Jesse Ertz and was not able to do much against the Sooners defense. He was 12-23 for 157 yards and a touchdown but without help from the defense he could not do much to earn a victory.
If Ertz can’t play this week I am expecting Huebner to step up and make easy work of the Longhorns secondary. Expect 250 yards and 2 touchdowns from the QB.
Senior running back Charles Jones had a bad game against the Oklahoma front seven. He ran the ball 8 times for only 34 yards. He will need to play much better if the Wildcats are going to earn the W in this one.
If the coaching staff gets him the ball 15 times look for him to put up 80 total yards and a score. His running ability will be a key aspect in the late game drives.
The Kansas State Defense gave up 4 touchdown passes to Baker Mayfield and over 100 total yards star runner Joe Mixon.
If they are going to have any chance in this game they must get pressure on Buechele, but I do not think they are up to the task.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 6-2 in TEX last 8 games in October.
- TEX are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- Over is 6-2 in TEX last 8 games on fieldturf.
- TEX are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 meetings.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Prediction
This will be a close game from start to finish. In the end look for Texas to win a close one by 2 points.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Texas ATS
The Longhorn defense keeps Texas in the game long enough for the freshman QB to have a game winning drive.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Texas 24 Kansas State 22
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